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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« on: Oct 08, 2021, 10:32 PM »
We are setting off on a little mini cruise in July 2008. The big attraction for some of the passengers was meeting the brand new Queen Victoria in Zeebrugge...

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To start our voyage, how about a vegetarian meal?


Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2021, 10:37 PM »
A bit of a treat to have the vegetarian menu.

I will have:

Melon
Cream of mushroom soup
Vegetarian lasagne

Vanilla ice cream with a wafer

Cappuccino coffee
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Online cunardqueen

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2021, 10:44 PM »
I would never really consider looking at such options, But as its there my choice would be
Melon
Mushroom Soup
Puff pastry Shell 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2021, 08:30 PM »
Well, today you can have the full vegetarian menu or the menu of the day with its non-veg options.

As this is such a short cruise, let us take lunch (in the port of Rotterdam) today and dinner tomorrow. Please enjoy a snack in between!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #4 on: Oct 09, 2021, 08:40 PM »
Yesterday, enjoying the vegetarian menu, I had :

-- fresh mushroom ragout served in a cushion vol au vent
-- Indian vegetable curry with coconut milk and pilaf rice
-- avocado and grapefruit salad with lemon mint marinade

I received this vegetarian menu directly after my first meal on board, when the wonderful waiter noticed that I was ordering the vegetarian dishes. Remarkable when he knew that I would only be on board for less than three full days!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #5 on: Oct 09, 2021, 08:45 PM »
And for lunch today, I would like :

-- cream of mushroom soup with croutons
-- Mexican omelette with cheese, sour cream and salsa
-- apple pie with walnut ice cream

With the fresh warm bread rolls, and followed by coffee and a piece of chocolate please :) .

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #6 on: Oct 09, 2021, 09:13 PM »
Today my lunch choice :


Cream of mushroom soup
Greek salad with pita bread
Apple pie with walnut ice cream

Capuccino coffee and chocolate(s)
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online cunardqueen

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2021, 10:17 PM »
Chilled Pineapple soup
Cunard Club Sandwich
and Fresh Fruit Meringue.

The Club / BLT sandwich was always a favourite of mine to order via room service late at night or very early morning with a portion of fries and a large glass or two of ice-cold milk . Are such things still possible onboard these days ?
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:34 PM »
We can have some dinner tonight!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:42 PM »
For me please :

-- asparagus cream soup with roasted sun-dried tomatoes
-- potato and spinach gnocchi parmigiano on a fresh spicy red pepper sauce
-- baked caramelised pineapple with Malibu sabayon

... and the wonderful sweet treats with a good cup of coffee!

Who will join me for a drink and a chat on deck as we approach the end of another cruise together?

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2021, 08:20 PM »
Tonight I would like:

Melon balls
Spinach and corn fritters on bok choy
Vanilla ice cream with one wafer and butterscotch sauce

Coffee and chocolates
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online cunardqueen

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2021, 10:30 PM »
Tonight l would enjoy
Melon Balls
Asparagus Soup
Chicken
and probably Baked Pineapple.

Under the watchful eyes of Dinesh, l remember him a few years prior serving our table as a waiter, a delightful guy with a lovely personality . 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #12 on: Oct 11, 2021, 08:33 PM »
Luncheon in the port of Zeebrugge (after a sortie to gawp at the brand new Queen Victoria).


Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 2021, 08:40 PM »
My choice for lunch today :

-- deep fried Camembert with cranberry sauce (from the vegetarian menu) and a home made bread roll
-- spinach lasagna with courgette and pecorino cheese
-- vanilla icecream with a cassis sauce and a wafer

Coffee and a wander round the ship to take some more photographs of hidden details here and there.

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 11, 2021, 09:32 PM »
Good choice Isabelle, I will join you by choosing the same.

I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2021, 07:43 PM »
And the final dinner...

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #16 on: Oct 12, 2021, 07:51 PM »
For me, tonight :

-- roasted root vegetable soup with ginger croƻtons
-- Indian vegetable curry with nan bread
-- baked lemon tart with citrus compote and raspberry coulis

Will we be disembarking after breakfast, or will we be enjoying another wonderful meal on board together?

Let us have a great evening today and not worry about tomorrow! No baggage to pack and leave in the alleyway :) .

Online cunardqueen

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #17 on: Oct 12, 2021, 09:02 PM »
The Final Dinner
Chicken Broth
Tikka
and Lemon tart

As for disembarking, l tended to do the party cruises back to back with a longer cruise
and have an intransit lunch in The Britannia Grill. I don't think l have an intransit menu.
It was there i experienced their chilled soup which was chilled soup in a bowl set into a large metal clam shell filled with ice and garnish round the edge . 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #18 on: Oct 12, 2021, 11:45 PM »
From the yummy vegetarian menu, I had -

Garlic Bread topped with Sliced Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Spanakopita
Lemon Sherbert and a Wafer
Espresso  :)
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Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #19 on: Oct 13, 2021, 01:34 AM »
From our second menu - Luncheon, I enjoyed -

Chilled Pineapple Soup with Biscotti
Traditional Shepherd's Pie
Fresh Fruit Meringue with Chantilly Cream on Raspberry Coulis
Hot Tea with some Cheese and Crackers  :)
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Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #20 on: Oct 13, 2021, 06:13 PM »
Friday, 18 July - Dinner -

Trio of Melon Balls
Asparagus Cream Soup with a warm Roll and Butter
Pan Fried Fresh Hake and all the fixings
Baked Caramalized Pineapple with Malibu Sabayon
Hot Tea  :)
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Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #21 on: Oct 15, 2021, 03:31 PM »
For Luncheon on 19 July, I enjoyed -

Chilled Tangerine Soup with a warm Roll and Butter
Spaghetti alla Pomodore
One scoop of Banana Sorbet and one scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream with a Wafer each
Espresso  :)

The stroll around the deck was delightful !
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #22 on: Oct 15, 2021, 05:46 PM »
For dinner I had:

Vegetarian curry with Naan bread
Lemon tart with vanilla ice cream

Capuccino coffee
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Re: Mauretania Restaurant menus July 2008 (mini cruise)
« Reply #23 on: Oct 19, 2021, 02:31 AM »
For the final dinner -

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup with Ginger Croutons and a warm Roll and Butter
Fresh Pan-Fried Lemon Sole and all the fixings
Bread and Butter Pudding with Raisins and Vanilla Custard
Hot Tea

and a Champagne Toast !
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