My first Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines food blog was a big hit, so I thought it only right I do another one, this time showcasing the food from two of my sailings aboard Balmoral: one in May 2016 to the Norwegian Fjords and the other in October 2016 to Spain and Morocco. All of the dishes were delicious, I’m yet to have a bad meal on any Fred. Olsen ship, and my vegetarian friend who joined me in October said the options available for her were the best she had ever had at sea! My Braemar food blog was the first in my Fred. Olsen food series and I am sure you will enjoy this one just as much!
I’ve noted down with each image where onboard the food was served, so you can get an idea of what is available in all areas and not just in the Main Dining Rooms (Avon, Spey and Ballindalloch). I do still like the fact that the MDRs also offer a buffet option, you get twice as much variety.
Classic Prawn Cocktail with a twist – Main Dining Room
Tzatziki dip with extra pitta bread – Main Dining Room
Bauletti pasta filled with lobster – The Grill
Prawn and avocado salad – Main Dining Room
Tomato, mozzarella and onion salad – Main Dining Room
Roasted garlic soup with a cheese crostini
Seafood Paella – The Palms (buffet) it was very impressive in appearance and taste!
Mahi-Mahi fillet on sweet potato mash – Main Dining Room
8oz fillet steak with shrimp – The Grill #Delicious!
Spinach and ricotta pasta with pine nuts – Main Dining Room
Tournedo of beef black and white – Main Dining Room
Chicken Tikka Masala – Main Dining Room
Fried chicken with buttered spaghetti and tomato sauce – The Palms (buffet) – so simple, but SO good!
Garlic and herb roasted chicken with roast potatoes – Main Dining Room
Fettucini pasta in a creamy white wine sauce – Main Dining Room
Filo basked filled with mushroom ragout – Main Dining Room
Collops of beef with mashed potato and green vegetables – Main Dining Room
Pork Cordon Bleu – Main Dining Room
Sun dried tomato and Parmesan Carbonara – Main Dining Room
Chocolate fondant with salted butter caramel sauce – The Grill
Chocolate cake (the best at sea!) – The Palms (buffet)
Apple pie and ice cream – Main Dining Room
Fresh fruit served on the open deck to cool us down – I thought this was a nice touch.
I’m sure you are pretty hungry now, so don’t let me keep you a moment longer…go, eat! 🙂
Read more about my Fred. Olsen ‘Balmoral’ cruise by clicking here.