Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part VIII (Ushuaia, The Start of Decompression & Seabourn Culinary Experiences) - Travels Blogs

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part VIII (Ushuaia, The Start of Decompression & Seabourn Culinary Experiences)



Alas, departing Antarctica on the Seabourn Quest was with such sweet sorrow.  But having a number of sea days ahead of me was a far better thing than I had imagined.  For me the intensity of the Antarctic Experience required "down time" so that not only some of its richness could sink in, but so that the intensity of it all could dissipate.

Giant PetrelOur second Drake Crossing was not a Drake Shake or a Drake Lake, but more of a Drake Shimmy; enough to delay the Evening with Sir Tim Rice show; a wonderfully charming man, but nothing else.  This is the second time I have seen his show live and high recommend it.

The whales gave us quite a send-off from AntarcticaThat evening was the Chef's Dinner formal night and an almost surreal beginging of a transition from an expedition to a more traditional cruise.  However, while I will be highlighting some of the Seabourn cuisine below, not to worry:  There is more nature and adventure to come; just not necessarily as awe inspiring.
Chef Gerard has definitely brought a more old-school French twist to the cuisine and it was truly appreciated.  (Contrary to what many think, Seabourn's Executive Chefs do have a good bit of discretion when creating a number of menus.) The Chef included in the menu a bit of an homage to Chef Paul Bocuse, the creator and promoter extraordinaire of nouvelle cuisine, who passed away only days before.  I am not sure how many guests picked up on that, but I most...
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