Well the food on board the Eclipse in the main restaurant wasn’t as impressive or as inspiring as we had come to expect on a cruise ship. Thank goodness for the speciality restaurants on board though.
The Tuscan Grille, an Italian steakhouse with a nouveau twist was delicious. It was situated at the back of the boat so it was nice enjoying our dinner as we navigated through the Stockholm archipelago.
Next up was Qsine which is designed to awaken your inner foodie on a culinary journey. The decor was really funky and they present you with an iPad which is your menu. They have 20 dishes from all around the world in varying sizes but along the line of a tapas menu. You go through and add all the dishes that take your fancy to your “favourites” list. They recommended we choose 5 to 6 dishes – they are all designed to share. We had chosen 7 and boy by the time we were through we were rather full.
We had spring rolls that turn up in springs, a Chinese medley which turned up in martini glasses with no stems, filet mignon presented on a painters palate with all the accompaniments ready to be painted on your steak. The steak was gorgeous and trust me we know our steak. The beef tacos come with all the ingredients to make your own guacamole and you can even make your own mojito.
The dessert menu is presented on a cube which you need to open up and change around to find all the items, one of which is the chef’s surprise. We so did not need any dessert but those waiters are so persuasive! I did feel rather ill after that meal and said next time we come here I am not having dessert – yeah right! Steve had the silver bullet which contained an ice cream, fruit and sorbet medley.
Last but not least was Murano which is a classic fine dining restaurant with impeccable service, food and food presentation. Goats cheese soufflé to start with followed by rack of lamb and finished off nicely with a valrhona chocolate dessert. Well actually it was the petit fours that finished us off – they were delightfully presented in a lovely dish. This was all washed down with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose. Life is grand : )