Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dining on the Delfin 2

Our Amazon river boat, the Delfin 2, offered beautiful and delicious meals. Breakfast was a buffet, and lunch and dinner were served at magnificently decorated tables. The kitchen was open, and we watched as they plated each of our three courses at every meal. I was always aware of the extreme contrast between our situation and the lives of the villages whose homes we were passing, but there wasn't anything I could do about this condition of modern global life.

After dinner on a few evenings, the staff played wonderful Peruvian music to our great amusement.
Paddington Bear accompanied me back to darkest Peru for one of these evenings.
The chef gave a demo of how to make Peruvian ceviche.
On another afternoon we heard a lecture on wild fruits that grow in the
jungle. Above: a selection of palm fruits.
A beautiful tablescape. At each meal we enjoyed a different setting, with a variety of shapes of plates and colorful
placemats and table napkins. Some settings included colorful raffia creatures made by local villagers.


Tina said...

What a great trip, there is a cruise I probably will never take in my lifetime, unless I win lottery! My bucket list is long and I would love to travel the world. Looks like good food and quite an education. Thanks for sharing this one.

nishitak said...

This looks fantastic, and the whole experience of cruising the Amazon must be wonderful!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

We have done many river cruises in Europe and love them. My husband will not do a big cruise ship, ever! So I am off to investigate this river cruise as we would love to do the Amazon.

Beth F said...

The table settings are beautiful. What a great experience.

Claudia said...

Wow! What luxury on the Amazon, it sounds slightly oxymoronic, but delightful. Where did you board?

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

What a fabulous trip you took! The photo of the fruit is gorgeous.