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We had a meal in East last night. We’ve done this in other cruises, but this was the first one since the introduction of the Atul Kochhar menus.

To start Val had ‘Malaysian-style Curry Puffs’, which in the event looked very like mini Cornish pasties! But they were very good, Val told me, which would be different from any Cornish pasty I’ve ever had. I had Thai fish cakes, and we had a small glass each of champagne at this stage. For main courses Val had the ’24 hour slow cooked lamb rendang’, which was described as an Indonesian curry with coconut milk, shallots, garlic and ginger, and I had a Malaysian vegetable parcel which was stir-fried vegetables baked in file pastry with a masala coconut sauce. Both of us also had rice and side vegetables – mine were mainly noodles. Val had a glass of Rioja to accompany the lamb while I had an Indian Sauvignon Blanc. Then there simple desserts and coffee to follow. We’d also had cocktails in Metropolis before we went down to eat, and another cocktail each in East.

As ever it was beautifully presented and impeccable served. I suspect that Val may have enjoyed hers more than I did mine. Nothing wrong with it, just rather a lot of vegetables (which should have been obvious, of course).

After the dinner we went to see Martin Gold, a comedian, in the Arena theatre. Not so much to our taste this time: he told gags, some of them very traditional gags, and we didn’t really enjoy him much.

One Response to “Ventura 2013 – a meal in East”

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