Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cruisin'

We had a family reunion on my mom's side of the family. We all flew into Seattle and did a 7-day Alaskan cruise. Below are some of my food pictures, although I didn't take that many because I knew my brother would take care of it all. Check his blog for the full scoop.

My brother making a strawberry and wine sauce for a cheesecake topping (pre-cruise).

Cruise drinks (brother Nat and cousin Sabrina).

This ice cream had some weird Italian name to it, so I just ordered it to find out what it was. It turned out to have a bunch of candied fruits in it and it basically just tasted like fruitcake ice cream. Horrible!

We went on a hike one day; my brother Ariel had a box of rice crispies from the boat for a snack, and this is him doing a silly job of eating it.

We also went kayaking one day. Along the shore of the lake, there were several fishermen catching salmon. These guys are just filleting their catches.

After filleting, I was offered a piece of fresh salmon. The guy basically just cut a piece and rinsed it off in the lake water. I guess that's probably the freshest salmon I've ever had (could have used a little soy sauce I suppose...).

Beer stop in Ketchikan.

They had pickles on the menu, so I ordered a half pickle. Surprisingly good!

There was one night where king crab was on the menu. I only had a measly five plates of crustacean appendages.

There was another night where lobster tails were on the menu. Sadly, that night I also only had six lobster tails (in addition to one order of beef wellington).

Funny sight on the boat: Hispanic worker, dressed in Chinese clothes, serving Japanese sushi.

2 comments:

Steve said...

"This ice cream had some weird Italian name..."

Spumoni, perhaps?

Gabe said...

No it wasn't spumoni. Spumoni is usually pretty good and it doesn't have candied fruits in it (at least the spumoni I've had in the past... the chunkiest part was perhaps the bits of pistachio).