Monday, May 30, 2011


28.05.11 On Board
Onboard dining. More pics here

Brittany Ferries advertise that your French holiday starts the moment you step aboard the Pont Aven in Ringaskiddy. Ours started just after the Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy roundabout when three fellows, from a French registered car, stopped and relieved themselves on the side of the road. Not quite Oh-la-la! More like Eau-la-la.
Continental class returned on board where we enjoyed a superb meal in the main restaurant Le Flora. Starter was Crevettes en Cage (see photo), or Prawns entwined in a cage (twine like pieces) of grated deep fried potato. New to me, very inventive and a great match with the braised artichoke and a salad.

Main course for me was the Roast Fillet of Beef served with artichoke and potatoes a la Chatelaine. A superb meal as was the other main course: Viennese style Sole served with white beans and a Matignon of vegetable with mussels.
A plate of French cheese followed and the highlight for me was the Bleu d’Auvergne. Dessert was something else: Soufflé Grand Marnier. Well worth a try if you are ever on board. Wines, from a long French list, were Ch. Noaillac Medoc 2006 Cru Bourgeois and Laroche Bourgogne Chardonnay Tete de Cuvee 2009