Monday, 12 January 2015

Taste of Travel

Taste of Travel
Food for me can always conjure up memories. A smell, a taste, a texture, a flavour can remind me of a special meal, a wonderful event or holiday. When picking a holiday destination I research the food and restaurants probably as much as the accommodation and the cultural activities. Well I am a foodie after all. 

I was nominated by Suze a fellow lifestyle blogger from Luxury Columnist to come up with my three favourite courses encountered on my adventures and to take part in Celebrity Cruise's #tasteoftravel bloggers competition. They've just been voted Ocean Cruise Line of the Year in the 2014 Food and Travel Awards. 

The competition gives me the opportunity to share the most delicious and memorable starter, main and dessert I've discovered from my travels around the world.

If given the choice my starter to any meal would always be scallops. I have tried many variations but my personal favourite would have to be seared scallops with chorizo and pancetta
Scallops with chorizo and pancetta
The dish for me combines memories from my wonderful holidays in Spain and Italy. 
Italy
There are no pretensions here, and the freshness of the food speaks for itself as does the beauty of Italy and Spain. The scallops are presented beautifully with the roe still attached and cooked to perfection. The seared scallops are wonderfully moist and the chorizo and pancetta has a beautiful flavour. 

Main course is slightly more tricky as there are so many things I would love to eat. But there is a wonderful meal that holds lots of happy memories and the main I have chosen reminds me of celebrating my friend SinĂ©ad's wedding in beautiful Cavan in Ireland. 
Ireland
Even looking at this picture is making me salivate, Tournedos of Prime Irish Beef Fillet. The best steak I have had anywhere and rivals any Argentinian steak. 
Steak
Dessert for me is an event in itself. My dessert would be two fold, I would have a selection of small patisserie that are representative of the countries and places the cruise will visit. One of the best selections I had was from the Sanderson hotel.
Sanderson Hotel
Dessert would be followed by a port and chocolate tasting
Port and Chocolate
The chocolates would have to come from wonderful Brussels. 
Brussels
Food should be an experience in itself and with a wonderfully crafted meal, it's possible to travel around the world without even leaving the plate. 

What food would you pick? Join me for dinner and share your own three-course travel menu on your blog and tantalise my taste buds. Leave a comment below if you take part. 

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32 comments:

  1. I alway book every restaurant before going on holiday and then reassure Mr S that it'll mean we won't miss out! Great choices for your menu.
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. I am glad that I am not alone in doing that. It means that you get the best foodie adventures Lucy x

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  2. *drooling* All sounds so delicious!!

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    1. All the meals were definte highlights the pictures make me hungry too Lucy

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  3. Lucy, stop haha! I should know better to look at your blog during lunchtime when my stomach is growling - this all looks absolutely incredible! I love how food takes you back to a place :)

    www.stylesunrise.co.uk

    x

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    1. Writing a foodie blog is a really challenge seeing pictures of yummy food just makes me want to eat and eat Lucy x

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  4. Too hungry to read this right now!! Looks fab :)

    Rosie xx

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    1. Haha sorry for making you peckish Lucy

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  5. For me, it's perfumes and deodorants that do it. Certain deodorants I wore on holiday can remind me of that holiday, haha. I mean, I get perfumes, a lot of people have that - but deodorants?

    Scallops are delicious! I've only had them a few times as they're not an option often, but it's one thing I'll always go for when eating out.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I like that idea, I do wear certain perfumes to uplift, relax and party. Scallops are a favourite starter they are very versatile Lucy x

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  6. Thanks, now I'm drooling everywhere. That dessert plate with the chocolate cups is too cute.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. They do the best desserts and they are so beautiful too Lucy

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  7. Good selection of travel picture ahh you making all people from here hungry... Combined everything so well!!! Great post! Liuba x

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    1. I could have had a post of about thirty options I do love my food Lucy x

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  8. Wow! The food looks delicious :) And the chocolates: so hungry right now! ;)

    WritingMonique

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    1. Sorry for making you hungry. The food was wonderful especially the cakes and chocolate Lucy

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  9. Mouthwatering! How good does all of this look? WOW! haha :) Beautiful photos.

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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    1. Thank you the food was superb Lucy

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  10. I see we're on the same page for the Brussels chocolates! I love steak too

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. They do the best chocolates and they are so varied when I visit Brussels I have a supply for a year Lucy x

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  11. I tried scallops for the first time at Christmas and they were so good, I bet they were delicious with the chorizo and pancetta! The desserts almost look too good eat (almost!) xx

    Toasty

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    1. You can eat them in so many different ways they are lovely. The desserts were beautiful but happy to report we consumed them all Lucy x

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    1. The food was excellent and if they can manage to recreate any of these I will be impressed Lucy

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  13. Great posts, I always like to try something new when I go away. Chocolates from Brussels definitely a good pick!

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    1. So do I. It is great to try something new Lucy

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  14. Very well done of you! Looks great. Oh, the chocolate :)

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  15. When I go away I always just end up getting chicken! Definitely need to try something new, I'd love to go to Italy and sample authentic Italian dishes...I bet it's all gorgeous! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  16. Love the HDR pic :) and the food looks lovely too, great desserts x

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  17. Ah it looks like you've been to so many places! I'm going away a few times this year, so hopefully I'll get to try some amazing food!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  18. The desserts look amazing. I would be content with just desserts :-). You picked some amazing food for this post.

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  19. I need to start taking pics of my food. I am usually so hungry I forget. I need to treat my meals like a beauty product and train my brain to photograph FIRST. Lovely choices! Especially the scallops! I remember those :)

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