I don’t know about you, but all I seem to be able to think about in January is holidays. It’s probably something to do with the fact that the weather in Scotland at the moment is grey, windy and rainy. I swear if Edinburgh wasn’t as beautiful as it is, not as many people would live here.
As well as the blue skies, the warm feeling of the sun on my skin and the sand in between my toes, one of my favourite things about going on holiday is the food. I love trying new cuisines and when we’re on our travels I try and keep it as authentic as I can. If the locals are eating curry for breakfast, so am I. If a pre-dinner aperitif is standard fare for the locals, then I’m all over it. My normal diet goes out of the window and I make way for as my culinary experiences as I can cram in. My waistline doesn’t necessarily like it, but my satiated taste buds are at their happiest. So when Celebrity Cruises got in touch and asked me which three courses whet my appetite for travel, it was the perfect excuse to go through all of my old holiday snaps and relive some of tastiest food I have ever eaten. Here is my Taste of Travel three-course menu.
As a starter I adore salad. It’s nice and light so I’m not too full for a main course and on a hot day it’s hard to beat. I remember eating this amazing salad at Cafe de Paris in Monaco. The combination of the leaves tossed with artichokes, eggs and tomatoes made it truly unforgettable and it ignited my passion for French food.
For my main course, I couldn’t choose anything other than spaghetti alle vongole. This is without a doubt my favourite meal. Salty clams slide in amongst layers of al dente spaghetti, with a hint of white wine, garlic and chilli to bring it altogether. I ate this dish whilst people watching in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence during our honeymoon, which is another reason why it’s an unforgettable dish for me.
On the dessert front, it couldn’t really be anything other than ice cream. On a rare hot day in Edinburgh this summer when we were on holiday, we both devoured mint choc chip ice cream cones from Mary’s Milk Bar as we admired Edinburgh Castle basking in the heat. It was a great day.
So there you have it, my international menu for the perfect dinner. If you had to pick three of your favourite dishes from your travels, what would they be?2 likes