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Re: Favourite Meal/Dish/Drink/Wine?
« Reply #60 on: Mar 24, 2015, 05:33 PM »
Yes, amazing that both "Wellingtons" receive mention.  They both must have been delicious.  Lynda, how was the Vegetarian Wellington made compared to the Beef Wellington ?
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« Reply #61 on: Mar 24, 2015, 07:53 PM »
Yes, amazing that both "Wellingtons" receive mention.  They both must have been delicious.  Lynda, how was the Vegetarian Wellington made compared to the Beef Wellington ?

I do wish that I had the QE2 recipe, but in addition to vegetables there may have been herbs and maybe lentils. I make my vegetable wellington with onions, carrots, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, rosemary, thyme, peppers and spinach, but it is a poor representation of the QE2 version. 
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Re: Favourite Meal/Dish/Drink/Wine?
« Reply #62 on: Mar 24, 2015, 08:05 PM »
Lynda, both QE2's recipe and your recipe sound very good !   :)
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Re: Favourite Meal/Dish/Drink/Wine?
« Reply #63 on: Mar 24, 2015, 08:13 PM »
I do wish that I had the QE2 recipe, but in addition to vegetables there may have been herbs and maybe lentils. I make my vegetable wellington with onions, carrots, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, rosemary, thyme, peppers and spinach, but it is a poor representation of the QE2 version.

Try adding sage.
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« Reply #64 on: Mar 24, 2015, 08:18 PM »
Try adding sage.

Thanks Peter I will try adding sage the next time I make my version. 
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« Reply #65 on: Mar 24, 2015, 09:56 PM »
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Re: Favourite Meal/Dish/Drink/Wine?
« Reply #66 on: Mar 25, 2015, 04:54 PM »
My favourite was Tournedos Rossini which I haven't eaten since leaving QE2. The concessionaires were usually allowed one 'special meal order' per cruise but not on transatlantic voyages. Of course if one of the head chefs or maitre d's wives were travelling we would make sure they were treated to lots of complimentary photos and in return we could have extra treats.
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« Reply #67 on: Mar 25, 2015, 07:32 PM »
 Whilst queuing for breakfast in the lido, watching in awe  , the egg chef doing Any egg request to order, didn't have any, but wish I had.
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« Reply #68 on: Mar 29, 2015, 03:09 PM »
My favourite has to be the whole Suckling Pig (complete with apple in the mouth!) that we were served in the Queens Grill after being asked by one of the Oldroyd twind what we would like.
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Re: Favourite Meal/Dish/Drink/Wine?
« Reply #69 on: Jan 09, 2017, 03:06 PM »
The best dodge of all was passengers who asked for Kosher food. You got bumped up to the first class restaurant in the 70's/80's until it went away

I wonder how many different types of speciality foods were served?

Pia and I enjoyed the vegetarian food, and were given a special menu to choose from (as well as being allowed to ask for favourites from the Indian chefs now and again). There may have been vegan choices too. There was Japanese food in the Lido at breakfast time and quite possibly also at tables where Japanese parties were sitting together. Kosher and halal may have been more complicated for the kitchens...

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Re: Favourite Meal/Dish/Drink/Wine?
« Reply #70 on: Jan 10, 2017, 10:40 AM »
Breakfast - Fernet branca with white creme de menthe. (Drank the FB straight at all other times).  :)

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« Reply #71 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:33 AM »
Definitely Ferne Branca if one had an upset Tum!!!!

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« Reply #72 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:39 AM »
When I was Casino staff in the late 80's early 90's we used to tip the night chef to have a late breakfast available when closing up around 2 a.m. Bloomin great, full English plus a special .....usually Curry....no wonder I put on a few pounds!!!!!

 

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