Before I go on a cruise I plan. In my experience, proper planning is essential if you want to enjoy your vacation to the maximum. More than any other type of holiday, one of the most important elements is being fully prepared, ready and equipped to be eat!
Before setting off on my Silversea cruise, I had strictly calorie counted on my ShapeUp app and hit the gym with greater frequency and more vigour. This including me working out properly, not just using the visits as a stalling tactic to avoid doing chores. I turned the cross trainer into a lean mean fat burning machine, not just a 20 minute opportunity to listen to podcasts.
So armed with a lighter body mass and a notch lower in my belt, I packed my loosest clothes to grow back into and set off to make the most of the Silversea Silver Whisper culinary experience. I boarded the ship knowing I would be able to indulge, enjoy and relish what they had to offer without the slightest temptation to resist anything on offer. I could reward all the Chefs’ passion and hardwork by trying, tasting and devouring everything….
In tribute to the experience, I am capturing every starter, main course and desert I have each day. I will be sharing what is known #foodporn on Instragram. Food Porn that I noted is being eagerly consumed and “liked” almost as much as I had selecting and eating it.
Enjoy. I know I did…
First, before we get into dinners, here is a typical breakfast in the La Terrazza…..
And the all important daily afternoon tea served in the Panorama Lounge….
Afternoon Tea in the lounge every day between 4pm and 5pm. Very yummy. As an aside, a lot of passengers wrongly call it “High Tea”. Silversea do not serve “High Tea” – as that is what the workers in England used to have after long days in the fields or working. They serve the more up-market “Afternoon Tea” style of scones, dainty sandwiches and small cakes with English Tea which was created by the 7th Duchess of Bedford in 1840s. More style in afternoon tea than high tea (You can read my Tips for Travellers History of Afternoon tea for more).
The Main Silver Whisper Restaurant Meals
Starter was a new spin on Prawn Cocktail with avocado and “marie rose” sauce, main was pan fried veal, followed by pear and Valrhona chocolate parcels. Awesome…
Tonight was a starter of a Ton-sur-Ton of artichokes (chilled artichoke soup, artichoke tatin, stuffed artichoke heart and marinated artichoke), followed by delicious grilled Maine Lobster (tasty!) and a trio of Valrhona chocolate deserts thatI would happily eat every single evening. Oh my goodness how delicious.
Tonight in the main restaurant I had homemade ravoili with smoked buffalo mozzarella with cherry tomato and basil, for main grilled fillet mignon with 5 pepper sauce, fries and wilted greens. The dessert was another Valrhona special – chocolate syllabub with light sherry brandy infused sauce. So delicious..
Octopus salad with parmesan (yummy!) then Baby Back Ribs with BBQ sauce, onion rings and fries. Then for dessert Crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier Orange Sauce and vanilla icecream. Yikes, this was all so good….
La Terrazza Restaurant
Tonight we went to one of the alternatives to the main restaurant in the evening: La Terrazza. I had the selection of anti-pasta, the catch of the day (sea bream with roasted vegetables) and selection of Italian Cheeses (asiago mezzano, taleggio, bel paese and gorgonzola) served with walnts, grapes, honey and breadsticks.
Our last night on board, and went to the La Terrazza Restaurant again. I had Assorted Italian Salami and Colds Cuts served with Tusacan Bread. Then Thinly Sliced Striploin of Beef with mashed potato and red wine sauce. For dessert, Coffee Mousse and Crunchy Sable. Yes, as delicious as it looks…
Hot Lava Rocks Cooking at the Pool
A novel dinner! You get served raw meat of your choice on a 450 degree hot lava stone and it cooks if front of you. I has a caesar salad to start, then a Colorado Prime Rib Eye for main. It came with a jacket potato, mediterranean roasted vegetables and 3 sauces (pepper, mushroom and natural jus). Then a hot apple pie and vanilla icecream. The meat sizzles and cooks in front of you as you sit outside around the pool. Fun!
More #foodporn to come as the days pass…….
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I travelled as a guest of Silversea on the Silver Whisper on a 7 night Baltics Cruise from Stockholm, visiting Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Copenhagen. Silversea are a privately owned, luxury all-inclusive, small ship cruise line with an Italian heritage that appeals to well-travelled, international guests.