Night on the Danube in Budapest

Trip Start Mar 15, 2012
Trip End Apr 11, 2012

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Friday, April 6, 2012

     We just wanted to add this little segment to include a couple of photos taken from the deck of the ship as we entered Budapest about 10 P.M. on Thursday. The whole river was lit up and most of the buildings were lit and glowing golden under a full moon. We saw about 3 bridges worth, and the captain made a circle so we could see it again. I'm sure others had better pictures, but don't miss this if you ever get the chance to see it -- especially from the middle of the river!
     Tonight we dressed up a little for the Captain's farewell dinner. The dinner menu ran as follows:
First Course:    Salmon Caviar & Crisp Potato Cake;  Champagne Risotto & Grilled Shrimps;  Red Oak Leaf Lettuce & Caramelized Pear Salad; and/or Roasted Forest Mushroom Veloute
Main Course:    "Tournedo Rossin" Grilled Filet Mignon & Pan Sauteed Foie Gras;  Baked Lobster Thermidor;  and/or Crispy Celery Root "Piccata"
Desserts:    Viking's Hot Grand Marnier Souffle;  Almond Cake;  and/or  Fresh Fruits - pineapple
Cheese Plate:  Edamer (Netherlands);  Bonifaz (Germany);  Saint Albray (France)
Suggested Wines: "Salmon Creek" chardonnay: "California Hacienda" cabernat sauvignon
     This is a typical sample of our menus each evening. We always had good discussions about what some of the words meant, but the food was almost always delicious and filling.
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