Saturday, July 10, 2010

5-Star Cuisine on the Viking Kirov!

Thomas Harder has been executive chef on the Viking Kirov for over 7 years. He trained in Germany and worked in the fantastic 5 Star Widder Hotel in Zurich.  He and his team is responsible for providing meals for up to 200 passengers every day.  The food is of a very high standard and quality, with an amazing variety of dishes to choose from, not only at dinner but also at lunch time. His presentation of dishes is superb and many passengers were enticed to try the attractive vegetarian dishes.  His menus are well balanced with a separate 4 courses for vegetarians, suggestions for Healthy Meals, a regular menu consisting of Hors d'oeuvres, Soup, Main Course, 2 desserts, an international selection of cheese and 'Always Available' - grilled chicken breast, poached salmon, grilled silrloin steak and Caesar's salad. A beverage recommendation is offered to accompany each dish  including an apertif,  Rose, White and Red wine and a Digestif.  At lunch time there is also a wide selection of salads to choose from the Salad Buffet.  The only complaint we heard from passengers was that there was too much food at lunch time and that the cream used for desserts was not fresh cream but a non-dairy cream. 

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