April 25th, 2016 - Day 23 - Cruising the Java Sea

We woke up again to a beautiful view of the ocean.

We ate from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM today!

Breakfast was in the Grand dining Room.  Jim had Swedish pancakes and bacon and Pat had Huevos Rancheros and a chocolate croissant twist although there wasn't much chocolate in it.

For lunch we ate in the Grand Dining Room and had the Taste of the World Italy.  We had a sampler for two of Melon and Prosciutto, Cipolline in Agrodolce with Goat Cheese, Grilled Marinated Vegetables, Tomato-Mozzarella Stracciatella, Ricotta and Spinach Panzerroti, and Fagotini di Bresaola con Ricotta.

At 1:30 PM we had had Italian Wine Tasting in Toscano Restaurant. The wines we sampled were.

1.  Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufins DOCG Tuscany 2010

2. Alfredo Prunotto Barbaresco DOCG Piedmont 2011

3. Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany 2011

4. Gaja Ca' Marcanda Magari IGT "Super Tuscan" Tuscany 2011

5. Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Veneto 2011

The 5th one was our favorite. 

We went to the 9th Floor and sat outside the spa deck on the Balinese loungers.  While there there was a lightening storm and rain and lots of wind.  We finally left and read in our room.

For dinner we ate in the Grand Dining Room.

Jim had for his appetizer Roast Mint Patties of Iberico "Provence  Cafe' Style. He had Cream of Sweet Potato Soup with Chorizo Fritters.  For his main course he had Steak Frittes:  New York Strip Steak, French Fries and Garlic Butter Rosette.

Pat had 2 salads Black Bean and Quinoa Salad with Ligurian Olive Oil and Lime and Assorted Greens with Haas Avocado, Grapefruit and Ginger-Grenadine Vinaigrette.  For her main course she had Organic Free Range Chicken in Creamy Morel Sauce with Rice Pilaf.  This was not her favorite meal.

They sold  the wine we had at the wine tasting by the glass for $25 tonight so Pat had a glass of Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Veneto 2011.  There was an accident at the table and Pat spilled her wine before she had her main course so Rajesh gave her another glass which was so nice of him.

For dessert Jim had Lime Sorbet and Pat had Grandmother's Lemon Meringue Pie.

Good night from the Java Sea!