CroisiEurope – Food & Drink

The food and drink was an absolute delight whilst sailing with CroisiEurope on board the beautiful MS Raymonde. The food is very French with lots of local ingredients used.

Being on such a small ship meant meals were at set times and we dined as a group as there were only 14 of us. When they are at a higher capacity they spilt the tables into groups of four and six.

Every day brought a surprise and before each meal the chef appeared and personally told us about the food he had prepared. Dietary requirements were also well-catered-for as one of our fellow passenger’s was vegetarian while another required gluten-free.

Breakfast on board was a relaxed affair. A selection of fruits, yoghurts, meats, cereals, cheese, breads and pastries were there to help yourself to. Every day, the chef cooked eggs different ways from fried and poached to omelettes . . . we had them all! There was also freshly squeezed orange juice and good quality coffee.

Arriving back from our excursions we were always greeted with a ‘cocktail of the day’. We had a great variety and it was lovely to be greeted with a drink after a morning of sightseeing! Cocktails ranged from traditional Aperol spritz . . .

To this surprisingly tasty and refreshing green concoction . . .

Lunch was the meal I looked forward to the most for one reason, which I will tell you about later! We had some fantastic lunches, which usually started off with big bowls of different salads and coleslaws to help yourself to. One of the standout mains we had for lunch was a perfectly-cooked pork dish which melted in the mouth. It was served with a beautiful mustard and cream sauce. There was also a trio of sausages which was one of Mr B’s favourite lunch dishes . . .

There were two fish dishes we had at lunch which were absolutely delicious. There was this trout dish with a cream and champagne sauce . . .

And this perfectly cooked salmon, which was also a huge portion!

For every lunch and dinner our fabulous waitress Joanna paired a wine with the food. We tried so many incredible French wines during our cruise and she definitely knows her stuff. But its not just wine Joanna knows all about  . . .

The best bit about lunch is that every day we were served two different cheeses and it was probably some of the best cheese I have ever tasted! Joanna is a cheese and wine goddess as each of her choices were perfect and her knowledge was brilliant!

Dinner . . . again we had so many delicious meals. There were two starters which really stood out for me. The first was this perfectly poached egg in a beautiful cream and chorizo sauce. The egg was perfectly cooked and the sauce had just the right amount of heat from the chorizo. It was a really light starter and the flavours were delicious. Of course, I mopped up every bit of the beautiful sauce with French bread!

The second of my favourite starters was this gooey, moreish and absolutely delicious cheese souffle. I was definitely in cheese heaven on this cruise! Another unique but beautiful starter was this baked prawn and crab mouse. It was so delicate but packed full of flavour and chunks of delicious seafood!

My favourite main course was the fillet of beef. Cooked just how I like it – nice and pink – it was a fantastic cut of meat full of flavour and seared perfectly on the outside.

My favourite dessert was this incredible tiramisu, which was so delicious I asked for a second one! And of course, I ate it all!

Other dessert favourites included a delicious crème brulee, which was perfectly set with a yummy crunchy top! And a chocolate fondant with a beautifully runny centre!

Drinks from the bar are included in the cruise so it was nice not to have to carry cash or sign every time you had a drink. They did a very good sparkling wine which I often enjoyed as a pre-dinner drink.

My after-dinner tipple was usually a gin and tonic or I would continue drinking some of the fantastic wine which was served with dinner. You could also get tea and coffee from the bar if you wished.

I had a very sore throat while I was away and the crew made several hot honey and lemons for me using fresh lemons. So many in fact, they actually ran out of lemons! But the next time we docked they must have stocked up as when I was back on board they kindly let me know and had a fresh honey and lemon ready for me, which really says everything about the service on board from this fantastic crew.

https://www.croisieurope.co.uk/

Follow:
Share:

14 Comments

  1. Mel May 22, 2019 / 9:54 am

    Wow all this food looks spectacular! I love that they came out and told you what each meal was.

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      The food was definitely the highlight! We had a very good chef!

  2. Chloe May 22, 2019 / 11:30 am

    This looks amazing plus that food looks so so good. Great read x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you! The food was amazing!

  3. Bejal May 22, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    I would love some choc fondant right now! Food and drinks look delicious and all the champagne!!!!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      Can never go wrong with a perfectly made chocolate fondant!

  4. binita May 22, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    mmmm bubbles and delicious delicious food!!!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      The perfect combination!

  5. Neha May 22, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    I could easily go on this now. The food sounds amazing and the cocktail of the day- yes please. The cheeses at lunch- wow what a treat

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      The cheese was incredible!!!

  6. Rasha May 23, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    All the food looks delicious! I probably would have had 3 pain au chocolats for breakfast every morning!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:23 pm

      The pastries were so good for breakfast!

  7. Scarlett May 26, 2019 / 10:53 am

    What a treat to go on this trip – and your own personal chef! The cheese board looks delicieux.

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      May 26, 2019 / 1:23 pm

      The food was the highlight, especially the cheese!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *