The cruise aboard MV Ventura was a gastronomic delight.
- Breakfast delivered to our cabin every morning
- A five-course meal every night
- Food available at almost any other time you might feel peckish
Each evening, as we approached the dining table, we’d be impressed by the table decorations. They changed from day to day, and were always set as if for a feast. Which it always was!
Balloons, glitter, sparkling glassware, shining plates, and cutlery. And the menus were similarly artfully crafted.
Getting into the festive spirit
Replete, we’d wander back to our cabin noticing the small touches: tiny Christmas trees (fake!) at every turn, and Christmas decorations adorning alternate cabin doors.
As if that wasn’t enough, we would return to our cabin to find gifts on an almost daily basis.
- A bottle of fizz and a box of chocolates on arrival day
- A (small but still too big for us two) Christmas cake
- Bowls of fruit
- Tins of biscuits
- More chocolates …
We were surrounded by temptation and, if that wasn’t enough, there were artistic displays of food – although no one was allowed to touch these, let alone eat them.
Christmas cakes galore
This first display must have taken many hours to produce. More than a dozen beautifully decorated Christmas cakes.
They featured the usual images: Father Christmas, holly, snow …
The second display had a gingerbread theme: houses of all shapes and sizes and lots of snow.
Before this cruise, despite being forced to watch Bake-Off, I’d never thought about baking as an art form. The chefs aboard MV Ventura proved me wrong…
If cruising aboard one of P&O liners appeals to you, check them out. They go all over the world.
This post is one of my POSTCARD series, sharing all things ART with you when I go travelling. My previous postcard was all about art on the stairs.
Next week’s blog shares more of the art we discovered aboard MV Ventura, and ashore too.