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Old 05-08-2013, 08:05 AM   #316
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Lunch looked delicious. Those fruit animals are too cute.

The tasting looks like great fun.
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I always say that I walk better, have better sea legs after I have been drinking....

I just seem to sway a little better...

Glad you had a wonderful time at the tasting.
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I bet dinner was fuzzy, I laughed out loud on that one!

Any ONE of those would have done me in, I'm weak when it comes to "beverages". But that strawberry margarita sounded really yummy.
She was definitely trying to do us in on that tasting!

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I am glad that you managed to get to The Art of Entertaining. The lamb looks great and I don't even eat lamb. I am sure Graham has had this at Palo though and loved it.

You managed two catch to characters that I have not managed to meet. Princess Minnie is always eluding me and I have not had any luck with Alice either. I do have photos with the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts though.

The buffet looked delicious and the Tequila tasting sounded like great fun. I have very little tolerance to salt so I just have my tequila neat.

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I love lamb, so it was great to get the recipe. The good thing with the tasting was you didn't have to use the salt with the tequila. Most of it was served neat.

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Oh my word - I bet the boat was swaying after that little session
Luckily it was very calm, otherwise I would have probably had a problem.

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I would have been under the table, on my butt, and I bow to you for even being able to stand up.

Sounds like a fun afternoon.

Was that pineapple upside down cake on your dessert plate? Love me some pineapple upside down cake.

Lunch looks great especially the tandoori. I enjoy tandoori, anything Indian really.

The fruit animals are darling, I hope the Wonder has those.

How much did the tasting cost per person?
I think it was a bread pudding or something, not pineapple upsidedown cake.

I love indian food too. I don't get it very often, but this was really good tandoori chicken.

I'm sure the Wonder will have some sort of carved decorations. They probably vary from ship to ship depending on who does the carving.

The tasting was $15pp. Quite a bargain for the amount of liquor we got!

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We did the tequila tasting on the Magic. I could not hang the whole way. Let's just my hubby benefitted, but had to a nap. He was one of the victims and had to finish my shots. Quite an entertaining walk back to room!
We didn't do a lot for the rest of the day either!

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WOW! Great shots.....of all sorts. Those tequilas must have been heady. And to get the bonus extras from your fellow shipmates......

Sounds like a fabulous day so far.
They were very tasty tequilas, all Patron which is my favorite brand. Later in the trip we would be drinking all Jose Cuervo which I don't like as much.

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Lunch looked delicious. Those fruit animals are too cute.

The tasting looks like great fun.
They do make great sculptures! The tasting was really fun! hic!

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I always say that I walk better, have better sea legs after I have been drinking....

I just seem to sway a little better...

Glad you had a wonderful time at the tasting.
That might be true.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #319
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As we stumbled out of the bar, I noticed that the walls were accented with Trumpets and Clarinets and music notes. Pretty good that it took me two days to realize this!











We got out of the tasting around 4PM and I have no idea what we did after that. We didn’t eat anything or I would have had pictures of the food. All I can guess is that we went back to the room and laid down for a little bit. They were taking pictures starting at around 7PM, so I made sure to drag Fran down to Midship for that.







And then we went for our dinner at Animator’s Palate.



Our seats were really lousy for seeing much of anything going on in the dining room, so I was glad we had such good seats on the last cruise. I suppose by now our tablemates knew about my picture taking habits, or I was just so uninhibited by the tequila I took pictures of the menu tonight.













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I think Fran got the Artist’s Impression.



For her appetizer, Fran ordered the Sesame-Flavored Rock Shrimp and Carmelized Onion Cheesecake. I think she liked it.



I had the Ahi Tuna Tartare. I enjoyed this much more than the seared tuna that I had on the first night. This tasted really fresh.



Meanwhile my window on the transformation of the dining room changed.



Fran went for the Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, she didn’t tell me if she liked it or not.



I went with the Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup. It was tasty, but would have been better with bacon and a little more salt.



Fran and I both got the Animator’s Veal Chop (which we had on this menu the last time too). It was good, not fabulous, but certainly OK.





Another picture that I could see with my limited view.



Here are our tablemates. This is Chris and his wife, I am so bad with names, I’m already forgetting hers! And I’m sorry, I forgot about all the other folks names! They did a pretty good job of placing us. We were all around the same age range and were a pretty good mix for a group of strangers. Everyone had some table mate horror stories, so it was good that we all got along!







I didn’t get pictures of the dessert menu, so I took these from my Wonder Cruise.





I didn’t think anything on this menu sounded very good, so I got myself a Mickey bar.



I guess Fran didn’t get anything, either that or I missed it. Then our waiter (earning his tip) brought me this. He remembered how much I loved it from the night at Lumiere's.



We came back to our room to find our towel animal and the next days navigator.

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #321
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I must have wandered through Beat Street 100s of times as we always had a forward cabin on the Magic, but I never noticed the musical references. The photos with Mickey are great. I can never find a dessert I like on that menu either and tend to end up with a Mickey Bar.

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You can never go wrong with a Mickey Bar for dessert

Nice of your server to bring you the soufflé
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I like any update that begins with stumbling out of a bar. $15 is amazing deal for all of the booze you got.

Love the photos of your two- very good.

Dinner looks good too. Bummer you didn't have a great seat though.

I agrees it's Linda, you can never go wrong with a Mickey bar. My goal is to have at least one per day. I'm an overachiever.

Fran's drink looks really delicious.
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I'm loving the updates. The pictures of you and Fran are delightful. Are you going to get any framed up?

The Mickey bar is nice; but that waiter sure earned his tip that night. YUM to the souffle!
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Such a great report...am really enjoying it and the pictures.


thanks for sharing
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Wow! You guys made out fantastically on the Tequila portion of the tasting And the margarita part too! This tasting sounds and looks waaay better than the one on the Dream. Too bad you didn't volunteer. Would have loved to see pictures of that!

So cool that your waiter brought you a souffle. Very nice!
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OK..I have been reading all along but not posting so I had to pop in here and let you know how much I am enjoying your trip report. It is definitely helping me make it through until our cruise next month

I love the tasting reviews. I have never done one before but after reading this, I'm think I'm going to book one on the Fantasy.
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I love it that you can get a mickey bar for dessert.
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I like any update that begins with stumbling out of a bar. $15 is amazing deal for all of the booze you got.

Love the photos of your two- very good.

Dinner looks good too. Bummer you didn't have a great seat though.

I agrees it's Linda, you can never go wrong with a Mickey bar. My goal is to have at least one per day. I'm an overachiever.

Fran's drink looks really delicious.
That is an admirable goal
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I must have wandered through Beat Street 100s of times as we always had a forward cabin on the Magic, but I never noticed the musical references. The photos with Mickey are great. I can never find a dessert I like on that menu either and tend to end up with a Mickey Bar.

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I'm usually pretty quick with noticing musical references since we're musicians, but I guess all the beverage tastings had me a little confused.

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I thought so too!

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I like any update that begins with stumbling out of a bar. $15 is amazing deal for all of the booze you got.

Love the photos of your two- very good.

Dinner looks good too. Bummer you didn't have a great seat though.

I agrees it's Linda, you can never go wrong with a Mickey bar. My goal is to have at least one per day. I'm an overachiever.

Fran's drink looks really delicious.
The tastings are a really good deal! I kept saying I was going to eat more Mickey bars, but I always ended up being so full from lunch or breakfast, I rarely even wanted to snack during the day.

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I'm loving the updates. The pictures of you and Fran are delightful. Are you going to get any framed up?

The Mickey bar is nice; but that waiter sure earned his tip that night. YUM to the souffle!
I'm going to frame maybe the one where I am behind her with my arms over her shoulder and the one that I used for my Gamers meet PTR. (Which I haven't posted on this TR yet.)

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Wow! You guys made out fantastically on the Tequila portion of the tasting And the margarita part too! This tasting sounds and looks waaay better than the one on the Dream. Too bad you didn't volunteer. Would have loved to see pictures of that!

So cool that your waiter brought you a souffle. Very nice!
I know! They had a lot of booze there just for one person, the fact that we got double the portions was hilarious!

He was definitely trying to make me happy with the soufflé!

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I love the tasting reviews. I have never done one before but after reading this, I'm think I'm going to book one on the Fantasy.
Oh you should definitely try one of the tastings! These were so much fun, but I enjoyed my tastings on the Wonder too!

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I love it that you can get a mickey bar for dessert.
If I had the room, I would probably get one for dessert every night, but there are just too many choices!
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