Thursday, January 15, 2009

Silver Wind: At Sea, Day 3

Silversea cruises are all about service and fine dining. Today I was a recipient of the kind of caring service you can expect to find aboard Silver Wind. We decided to sit outside on Deck 8 just aft of the Panorama Lounge where there’s an excellent view of the ship’s wake from padded steamer chairs. While it’s sunshiny and warm, there’s a stiff breeze. After joking to the steward who offered to bring us refreshments that I’d rather have a sweater, he went to get me a blanket. I didn’t ask for one, but he wanted to assure my comfort.

Food is another area that shines on Silver Wind. Today’s luncheon buffet in La Terrazza features the beautifully prepared sushi pictured here. While that may not be “comfort food” to everyone, the pasta course and veal stew served in La Terrazza last night certainly were. Reservations are required for the 35 to 40 seats available for dinner, but there is no added charge for dining in the Italian specialty restaurant.

This evening is formal night aboard Silver Wind and we’re looking forward to familiar dinner favorites like Broiled Lobster Tail and Chateaubriand, however one entrĂ©e item has us intrigued—Filet of Highland Venison served with forgotten vegetables and forest flavours. We may have to order that just to find out what vegetables the chef has forgotten. At my house it would be the package of broccoli that got pushed to the back of the freezer.

We'll make it an early night because we're on a shore excursion tomorrow in pursuit of elephant sightings.

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