Saga Sapphire Food Blog: Drooling Is Allowed!

During my time aboard Saga Sapphire I ate a lot of GOOD food, and I photographed nearly all of it so that I could share it with you!

Everything shown today in my blog was included in the fare price – even the specialty option of East to West! So, we have food from Pole to Pole, The Grill, East to West, Beach Club and room service – they offered fillet of beef on room service, I had to sample it! 😉

During the cruise we also had several BBQ’s, but 2 of them were nothing short of epic. I will share a few of the BBQ pictures today, but I will also put a blog together specifically showcasing the scale of both. They were incredible, they really deserve their own space. By far the BEST BBQ’s I have had on any voyage, and Saga Sapphire was my 30th cruise, so that says a lot.

All of the food onboard was bursting with freshness and a lot of it was specifically cooked to order. The bread and pastries were all made onboard (I developed an obsession with the pain au chocolat), as were the soups, and I do like a good soup!

I can honestly say that I didn’t have one bad meal on during my cruise, I just kept asking for more because I couldn’t get enough of the flavours! I can be quite a picky eater, but there were only 2 evenings that I can recall where I struggled with the restaurant menu and opted for room service instead.

I guess today a virtual lunch is on me, and I really hope you enjoy it!

I would like to say a massive thank you to Thierry Cherronnet Executive Chef de Cuisine, Francis Alimon Sous Chef, and the entire team aboard Saga Sapphire – the food was superb and I will make sure you are pre-notified of my next arrival – I need more Satay Lillit! 😉

Freshly cooked omlette, baked beans, hash brown and delicious crispy bacon.

Freshly cooked omelette, baked beans, hash brown and delicious crispy bacon.

Classic prawn cocktail (room service)

Classic prawn cocktail (room service)

Aloo Palak - spcied curry with potato and spinach. The best curry I have ever tasted!

Aloo Palak – spiced curry with potato and spinach. It was delicious!

Chicken salad (room service)

Chicken salad (room service)

Tempura calamari with cilantro salad and Kaffir lime vinaigrette. Best calamari that I have ever eaten.(East to West)

Tempura calamari with cilantro salad and Kaffir lime vinaigrette. Best calamari that I have ever eaten. – East to West

Cream of vegetable soup

Cream of vegetable soup

Sautéed lobster tail in Chardonnay butter sauce with creamy field mushrooms and Pilaf rice.

Sautéed lobster tail in Chardonnay butter sauce with creamy field mushrooms and Pilaf rice.

Turkey Burger (cooked to order) from the Beach Club

Turkey Burger (cooked to order) from the Beach Club

Some of the food from the German themed BBQ - corn on the cob, fresh fish, frankfurters, grilled tomato and jacket potatoes

Some of the food from the German themed BBQ – corn on the cob, fresh fish, frankfurters, grilled tomato and jacket potatoes

Steak, potatoes and vegetables

Steak, potatoes and vegetables

Tempura soft shell crab with a curry dressing - so delicious I had to have one for my starter and my dessert!

Tempura soft shell crab with a curry dressing – so delicious I had to have one for my starter and my dessert!

Warm fudge cookie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

Warm fudge cookie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

Atlantic seared scallops with Thai basil

Atlantic seared scallops with Thai basil – East to West

Tandoori chicken (cooked on the BBQ on the deck) with green beans and raita. Another incredibly nice dish!

Tandoori chicken (cooked on the BBQ on the deck) with green beans and raita. Another incredibly nice dish!

Ham sandwich - sometimes you just need something simple!

Ham sandwich – sometimes you just need something light and simple!

Sizzling beef fillet with Balinese sauce (before the sauce is added) - East to West

Sizzling beef fillet with Balinese sauce – before the sauce is added……………..

......after the sauce is added - East to West (you MUST try this!)

……after the sauce is added – East to West (you MUST try this if you go on Sapphire!)

Crayfish (other ingredients) inside a rolled popadom, with a quails egg and nuts - it was something new for me and I enjoyed it very much, but it was quite spicy! East to West

Crayfish (and other ingredients) inside a rolled poppadom, with a quails egg and nuts – it was something new for me and I enjoyed it very much, but it was quite spicy! East to West

Pan-fried fresh Halibut with passion fruit butter sauce, sautéed spinach and mashed sweet potato - This was another new dish for me and it exploded in your mouth, it was so good!

Pan-fried fresh Halibut with passion fruit butter sauce, sautéed spinach and mashed sweet potato – This was another new dish for me, a real explosion of flavour in my mouth, it was so good!

Chicken breast 'Parmigiana' with linguine and salsify

Chicken breast ‘Parmigiana’ with linguine and salsify

Fresh fish and extra mushy peas - I didn't want chips that day - Beach Club

Fresh fish and extra mushy peas – I didn’t want chips that day – Beach Club

A peek at the Seafood BBQ

A peek at the Seafood BBQ

Chocolate cake - I was very good, I only had a few desserts over the 16-nights

Chocolate cake – I was very good, I only had a few desserts over the 16-nights

Tiger prawns infused with  Galangal, curry-coconut milk - East to West

Tiger prawns infused with Galangal, curry-coconut milk – East to West

Cream of broccoli soup with croutons

Cream of broccoli soup with croutons

Satay Lillit (prawns on a lemon grass skewer) with peanut sauce. This was quite possibly the nicest thing I have ever eaten, I even asked the chef for the recipe - East to West

Satay Lillit (prawns on a lemon grass skewer) with peanut sauce. This was quite possibly the nicest thing I have ever eaten, I even asked the chef for the recipe – East to West

Penne pasta with cherry tomato, garlic and basil sauce

Penne pasta with cherry tomato, garlic and basil sauce

Say hello too my little friend - FRESH pain au chocolat

Say hello to my little friend – FRESH pain au chocolat

This was my dilemma dish because on the menu were prawns and scallops, but on two different dishes! I went with the prawn dish and asked them to add some scallops to it :) So, here we have sautéed tiger prawns in a garlic, parsley, tomato, olive oil and butter sauce, with fresh ratatouille and fondant potato - and scallops :)

This was my dilemma dish because on the menu were prawns and scallops, but on two different dishes! I went with the prawn dish and asked them to add some scallops, so, here we have sautéed tiger prawns in a garlic, parsley, tomato, olive oil and butter sauce, with fresh ratatouille and fondant potato – and scallops 🙂

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

Fillet of beef with french fries - Room Service!

Fillet of beef with french fries – Room Service!

Gado Gado salad - Indonesian chicken and cabbage with a peanut sauce - East to West

Gado Gado salad – Indonesian chicken and cabbage with a peanut sauce – East to West

I couldn’t possibly share every single photo of every single thing I ate during the 16-night cruise, it probably would have taken me a month to put it all together, but hopefully the images above show you just how good the food aboard Saga Sapphire was – I only wish you could taste it!!!

BBQ blogs coming soon……………………….

Trying to explore each and every inch of this wonderful planet via cruise ship.

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11 comments on “Saga Sapphire Food Blog: Drooling Is Allowed!
  1. I returned last Friday from a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords with Saga Sapphire. I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. The food was superb. I travelled as a single passenger and was very well looked after. I would highly recommend Saga cruises to all single travellers.

  2. Helen Flight says:

    Having sailed on Sapphire, I can vouch for the food! I even have a quote taken from a review I left on my last cruise in the 2016 Saga Cruise brochure. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing. Must look to book another cruise now!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Revived many memories for me, we enjoyed the deck BBQ,s so much on offer, didn’t get to East to West as my other half doesn’t like spicy but Pole to Pole was so good that we didn’t miss out.

  4. elle says:

    Did you notice whether the veggie choices were as good?

  5. David Thomas says:

    Overall, the food looks quite good. I can’t help but comment on the hash-browns. It seems that most hotels and ships get them from the same freezer. That fillet steak looks like it would need an urn if it had been cooked any longer. Of course, no offence is intended if you ordered it that way.

  6. Anonymous says:

    the food looks great keep it coming alen

  7. Drew says:

    There wasn’t a single thing mentioned that I wouldn’t eat right this second. Everything looks amazing! Thanks for posting.

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