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    #31
    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi TD
    If I have snails on Celebrity I can certainly taste garlic,of course snails don't taste of garlic,,but garlic is in the cooking process.

    Celebrity classic always available dish.
    ESCARGOTS À LA BOURGUIGNONNE
    Shallots, Garlic, Parsley, Pernod Butter

    If anyone likes their food hot try Celebrity French Onion Soup with the cheese crust,,,,you are in danger of 1st degree burns,nice though.

    JC
    Viking call theirs Three Onion Soup - hot, hot, hot and VERY filling. So tasty.

    Bill
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/okwd9apbxzcvxmq/maid%20of%20the%20loch.jpg?dl=0

    Lawnmowerman

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      #32
      Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post
      Hot and tasty and I’m happy. What surprises me is that the executive chef has risen through the ranks and has earned his / her position. Nowadays, it’s a case of “here’s your budget, can you produce something that looks half decent and quite tasty” ?. Our last cruise on Oasis was poor on the food score - first time I’ve had to complain via the on line survey. I’m hoping Celebrity fairs better in 4 weeks time, albeit we’ve booked the Tuscan grille 3 nights out of 10. I’ll report back with my findings.
      Hi Mike
      If you have enjoyed Celebrity menu's/food before you should still enjoy them now.
      I have only done 6 X cruises ,whilst the food has always been good the menu's in those 6 years have never changed.

      Here is a list of menu's from Celebrity Edge,,,they should be the same in MDR's throughout the fleet.

      https://www.celebritycruisespresscen...ty-edge-menus/

      JC

      C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
      "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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        #33
        Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post
        Hot and tasty and I’m happy. What surprises me is that the executive chef has risen through the ranks and has earned his / her position. Nowadays, it’s a case of “here’s your budget, can you produce something that looks half decent and quite tasty” ?. Our last cruise on Oasis was poor on the food score - first time I’ve had to complain via the on line survey. I’m hoping Celebrity fairs better in 4 weeks time, albeit we’ve booked the Tuscan grille 3 nights out of 10. I’ll report back with my findings.
        Most cruise lines the menus are corporate driven the onboard chefs get very little input to the day to day unless things go wrong with provisions.

        Having said even with the same provisions, menu and method what gets delivered to the table can vary a lot depending on the team on board.

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          #34
          Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post

          Viking call theirs Three Onion Soup - hot, hot, hot and VERY filling. So tasty.

          Bill
          Hi Bill
          Ive stopped ordering it for that reason,,,,after that i'm stuffed and sweating like a fat kid in a disco, and i do look forward to my sea bass or leg of lamb entree.

          JC
          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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            #35
            Originally posted by Wilba View Post
            I find some of the comments a little strange TBH.

            I can't imagine anyone going into any restaurant, of any price or quality, and saying, "Can I have my food bland please".

            All I ever ask is that food taste's of what it should taste, and nothing less.............Wilba
            Hi Wilba, I don't think anyone is suggesting bland. Plain, well cooked food with quality ingredients rather than more elaborate dishes needn't be bland. Liz loves high quality ice-cream - only Vanilla - no other flavour. When we were in Orkney we stumbled upon a local ice-cream being sold in various shops with a variety of flavours. Liz chose Vanilla and thoroughly enjoyed it. I chose plain non-flavoured ice-cream (not Vanilla or anything else - which is increasingly scarce) it was fabulous.

            Different strokes for different folks.

            Bill
            https://www.dropbox.com/s/okwd9apbxzcvxmq/maid%20of%20the%20loch.jpg?dl=0

            Lawnmowerman

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              #36
              Originally posted by Wilba View Post
              I find some of the comments a little strange TBH.

              I can't imagine anyone going into any restaurant, of any price or quality, and saying, "Can I have my food bland please".

              All I ever ask is that food taste's of what it should taste, and nothing less.............Wilba
              Well I don't like curry, don't like spice at all. When I say bland I mean what the food is meant to be, not covered in lots of spices and strong sauces! ...........................................Carol

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                #37
                Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post

                Hi Bill
                Ive stopped ordering it for that reason,,,,after that i'm stuffed and sweating like a fat kid in a disco, and i do look forward to my sea bass or leg of lamb entree.

                JC
                Hilarious - but I know where you're coming from.

                Bill
                https://www.dropbox.com/s/okwd9apbxzcvxmq/maid%20of%20the%20loch.jpg?dl=0

                Lawnmowerman

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                  I find some of the comments a little strange TBH.

                  I can't imagine anyone going into any restaurant, of any price or quality, and saying, "Can I have my food bland please".

                  All I ever ask is that food taste's of what it should taste, and nothing less.............Wilba
                  Hi Wilba
                  I would like to think Carols mention of bland food was really alluding to 'plain' food.
                  I like plain food in as much as i am not keen on food covered in a sauce.
                  If i ask for a steak i want a steak,not one covered in sauce,,,maybe a teaspoon of English mustard on the side.

                  Same with fish,a simple pan fried piece of cod or sea bass,,,,,,,except for good old chippy fish. or casseroles or stews.

                  Another reason i don't have sauces is as a diabetic i don't know how much Carbs (sugar) is in the sauce.

                  Same with cans of Pink Gin and Tonic.....a report today found...
                  "Gin in a tin
                  The sweetest gin and mixer was Classic Combinations Pink Gin and Tonic, containing 27g of sugar (nearly seven teaspoons) in a 250ml can - the same sugar content as Coke"
                  One tin of that is a tin of 'white death' to me.
                  JC
                  Last edited by jc, liverpool; 21st January 2020, 03:14 PM.
                  C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                  "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                    I find some of the comments a little strange TBH.

                    I can't imagine anyone going into any restaurant, of any price or quality, and saying, "Can I have my food bland please".

                    All I ever ask is that food taste's of what it should taste, and nothing less.............Wilba
                    I don't think it's a case of ''let's hear it for bland'' as such. I think the comments highlight the fact most are happy with what we get included in with our ticket. I certainly don't do bland but if faced with a plate of beef, it tastes like beef [might not be the cut I'd choose, but then fillet isn't your mass catering cut of choice] and if faced with a plate of lamb, it generally tastes as if it baaa'd sometime in a past life etc.

                    I love Asian cuisine but don't expect the same calibre of taste in Britannia as I would have got when eating in a pop up by the Klang River in days gone by.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post

                      Well I don't like curry, don't like spice at all. When I say bland I mean what the food is meant to be, not covered in lots of spices and strong sauces! ...........................................Carol
                      Hi Carol
                      You must have been writing that as i was writing mine.
                      JC
                      C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                      "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                        Hi Wilba
                        I would like to think Carols mention of bland food was really alluding to 'plain' food.
                        I like plain food in as much as i am not keen on food covered in a sauce.
                        If i ask for a steak i want a steak,not one covered in sauce,,,maybe a teaspoon of English mustard on the side.

                        Same with fish,a simple pan fried piece of cod or sea bass,,,,,,,except for good old chippy fish. or casseroles or stews.
                        JC
                        I agree re ''bland'' and I'm with you on the sauce front, and also English mustard with my beef.

                        I'm pretty partial to fries when on holiday and Cunard's Parmesan fries are gorgeous.Definitely tasty.

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                          #42
                          I love Asian cuisine but don't expect the same calibre of taste in Britannia as I would have got when eating in a pop up by the Klang River in days gone by.
                          Hi Mrs M
                          Sindhu speciality restaurant with menu's by 2* Michelin chef Atul Kochhar on Britannia and the rest of the P&O fleet is highly rated.I'll have you know!!!
                          JC
                          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                            Hi Mrs M
                            Sindhu speciality restaurant with menu's by 2* Michelin chef Atul Kochhar on Britannia and the rest of the P&O fleet is highly rated.I'll have you know!!!
                            JC
                            Interestingly, four of us used Sindu on Ventura, and four of us came out disappointed...............Wilba
                            Wilba

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                              Hi Wilba
                              I would like to think Carols mention of bland food was really alluding to 'plain' food.
                              I like plain food in as much as i am not keen on food covered in a sauce.
                              If i ask for a steak i want a steak,not one covered in sauce,,,maybe a teaspoon of English mustard on the side.

                              Same with fish,a simple pan fried piece of cod or sea bass,,,,,,,except for good old chippy fish. or casseroles or stews.

                              Another reason i don't have sauces is as a diabetic i don't know how much Carbs (sugar) is in the sauce.

                              Same with cans of Pink Gin and Tonic.....a report today found...
                              "Gin in a tin
                              The sweetest gin and mixer was Classic Combinations Pink Gin and Tonic, containing 27g of sugar (nearly seven teaspoons) in a 250ml can - the same sugar content as Coke"
                              One tin of that is a tin of 'white death' to me.
                              JC
                              Hi HC

                              I agree my love is for plain rather than bland.

                              I remember before my first cruise I was worried about the sauces. I was recommended to ask for the sauces to be served separately. Which I did, they served them in a small jug, so I could try before smothering my food with them..

                              Obviously it does not help when food is cooked in a sauce.
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                                #45
                                Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                                Hi Mrs M
                                Sindhu speciality restaurant with menu's by 2* Michelin chef Atul Kochhar on Britannia and the rest of the P&O fleet is highly rated.I'll have you know!!!
                                JC
                                JC, it's all in the preposition. I said ''in'' Britannia, not ''on''!
                                One is a restaurant and t'other is a ship!

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