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At the Chef's Table

For my 85th Birthday

I took a little nap while taking occasional photos of the sunset
Sunset

Sunset

Lesley's photo of Sunset on the river

Lesley's photo of Sunset on the river


Then we went to the Chef's table which I missed doing on the Tulip cruise. We could either go a short distance to the stern from our floor and go up steps, or we could walk all the way down to the elevator and go up and walk all the way back with no steps. We did the second way.
Chef's table restaurant

Chef's table restaurant

Chef in the kitchen

Chef in the kitchen

Mike across the table from me

Mike across the table from me


There were 7 courses
IMG_5768.JPGClose-up Chef Welcome - heirloom tomato, mozzarella pearls

Close-up Chef Welcome - heirloom tomato, mozzarella pearls


1) tomato on cheese

Get the Taste - Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Tahini humus and sun dried tomato paste

Get the Taste - Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Tahini humus and sun dried tomato paste


2) tiger shrimp

Taste the Senses - Cauliflower Veloute, marzipan, grilled figs, almonds

Taste the Senses - Cauliflower Veloute, marzipan, grilled figs, almonds


3) cauliflower soup

From the Rivers - Pan fried salmon trout, pumpkin mash, spinach, braised Navette

From the Rivers - Pan fried salmon trout, pumpkin mash, spinach, braised Navette

4) fish with pumpkin mash
5) Sorbet

Country Spirit - Braised Irish short ribs, horseradish puree, sweet potato, heritage carrots, wild broccoli

Country Spirit - Braised Irish short ribs, horseradish puree, sweet potato, heritage carrots, wild broccoli

6) Short ribs with sweet potato and wild broccoli

From Heaven - caramel chocolate tart, lime macaron, mango ice cream

From Heaven - caramel chocolate tart, lime macaron, mango ice cream

7) Caramel chocolate tart

I was full before dessert. And then, they brought me a cake and sang happy birthday.
Happy birthday cake

Happy birthday cake


We absolutely couldn't eat any more, so they sliced up the cake and we took it to the room. But the plate was too big to fit in the refrigerator so Lesley took the plastic cutlery that I had in my suitcase and put the cake in the glasses that we had in our rooms.
Cake made of towels

Cake made of towels


The room steward made a cake out of towels - three layers tied with red ribbon and pinned Happy Birthday to the curtains.
Happy Birthday pinned to the window curtains

Happy Birthday pinned to the window curtains


Lesley brought a Happy Birthday magnet sign which she was going to put on the door, but it isn't magnetic so she put it in the bathroom.
Happy Birthday in the bathroom

Happy Birthday in the bathroom


I was completely unable to get to the internet to open anything so I could read it, so I just decided to go to bed.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 18:20 Archived in Netherlands

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