I talked all about the giving side of Fish Extenders but I failed to mention the receiving side. It is so much fun to come back to your stateroom throughout the day and have little presents waiting for you! I love it! It’s like Christmas all week long! While I was putting together my Fish Extender gifts the phone rang. It was Palo asking if we’d like to have dinner there again tonight! Well of course we would!
But first it was off to see Believe in the Walt Disney Theatre. The theatre is gorgeous and the show was a lot of fun. We noticed a lot of people coming in to see the show holding popcorn and candy that they bought at the concession stand. Tip: Bring your own movie candy from home. CSP & I brought our own drinks in for the show. No need to spend money on snacks, get one later or before.
Since we had dinner reservations at Palo and hadn’t showered yet we didn’t get to stay all the way till the end of the show. We’ll catch the whole thing next year! We snuck out a little early and got showered and changed for yet another wonderful Palo dinner.
We arrived and the hostess recognized us. She never once asked our names or anything, just seemed to know who we were each time we ate there. Our server was Jelena again. As we were being seated, Juan the manager brought us black napkins so we wouldn’t get white lint on our clothes. Love that.
We had the antipasti again and CSP enjoyed another bowl of cioppino. I had a bowl of white bean soup and the mozzarella and tomato salad. For our pasta CSP chose the gnocchi with asparagus and gorgonzola sauce. It was melt in your mouth wonderful. I chose the lobster ravioli. Amazing again. CSP’s entree was the turbot with potatoes, mushrooms and a ragout. I had the tuna filet with truffle potatoes and artichoke hearts. Fabulous. While we were eating our entrees the chef de cuisine came out and asked CSP how he was enjoying the turbot. They don’t get people requesting the turbot often as it can be a fishy fish and most people like more mild fish. It was a nice touch that he came out to talk to CSP about his meal.
This time for our dessert we both chose the chocolate soufflé since we had heard so much about it the previous evening. While we waited for it to arrive I snapped a picture of the iron work on the window treatments. So pretty. And here is one of the beautiful crystal light fixtures.
Our soufflés arrived and oh. my. goodness. Neither one of us had ever had chocolate soufflé before and we were both just blown away. Pure decadence. There is a vanilla sauce and a chocolate sauce plus a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Jelena prepared the soufflé for us by poking a little hole in it and pouring in the sauces. It was still very warm and just sinful. CSP had a cup of coffee and I had a pot of Jasmine tea with mine. Juan (from Chile) told us there was a lady recently who came in to Palo and had a chocolate soufflé for her appetizer, entree, AND dessert! All in one sitting! So rich!
We went back to the room and changed clothes then gathered up the Fish Extender gifts. We delivered gifts all over the ship. Delivering FE gifts is a good way to see your ship! And a good way to walk off a chocolate soufflé! We ran into a lady from our cruise group while we were out so we chatted with her a bit. Note- my Facebook profile picture is a picture of my face. A lot of people use pics of their kids or dogs or sports teams. And that’s all well and good. But I can’t tell you how many times I was stopped on this cruise by people from our cruise group who recognized me from my profile picture on Facebook. Just that night in Palo a lady (I wish I could remember her name) stopped by our table to chat because she recognized me. It’s a little like being a celebrity! Ha! No, but seriously, it was so cool to meet so many people from our group who couldn’t make it to the initial meet up, and all because my picture is of myself! Once we were waiting to get on an elevator and the doors opened. I heard “Shannon!!!” and there was a lady in the back of the elevator waving her arms at me! So fun!
Once all the FE gifts were delivered we went to bed. We had an early morning the next day. It was finally Castaway Cay day!
Next up…..Castaways, pelicans, lobsters (ouch) and beer!