By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva
Vegans rejoice. The chefs of the uptown, all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Cruise line are dishing out 200 plant-based menus. The delectably creative dishes, served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, could easily convert carnivores.
Every vegan voyage begins with breakfast
That fresh sea air always jump starts my morning appetite. And so does the option of creative breakfast choices. I’d love to begin my day with a dish of chef’s creamy Chia cashew yogurt with carrot-hazelnut granola garnished with fruit and berries. Or hearty-sounding chickpea pancakes with spinach, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and Harissa sauce. Oatmeal pancakes and luscious avocado toast are also available.
Moving on to lunch
If you miss meat but have sworn off the cow, you will love the “Impossible Burger.” You won’t believe it’s not the real thing. Other options are sweet potato soup with miso or ginger or tomato bisque with dill. Vietnamese summer rolls with a roasted peanut dip sound appetizing as do the Tajin spiced hummus and avocado wrap. But then it would be hard to pass up the Osaka power bow with soba noodles, tofu and Wakame salad.
European flavors are recognized in a Mediterranean bow of brown rice Beluge lentils, peas, cauliflower, tomato, homemade Tzatziki, Kalamata Olives, pita bread, roasted almond-Orange dressing.
The evening meal might start with a caramelized apple tart topped with fresh Feta-cashew Cheese. Or maybe wild mushroom tart in a brittle pie crust with mushroom Duxelles and red pepper coulis. Yum. Then there’s my favorite Hawaiian Poke Bowl.
There’s also a Mulligatawny soup; spiced potato and green pea samosas with Tamarind Chutney. Might choice would be the baked porcini mushroom with spinach cannelloni and toasted hazelnuts with a tomato sauce Béchamel. Be still my heart.
And we’re not finished. More offerings to consider are mushroom and spinach crepes, with Béchamel and tomato sauce, Singapore noodles, green curry vegetable stir fry and crispy sweet and sour vegetables with tofu, cashew and sesame seeds.
No-guilt savories such basil-scented fruit minestrone lemon sorbet lead off the menu. A little more sinful is the peach and blueberry cobblers topped with cornmeal and almonds or champagne sorbet and more.
Not to worry if you decide to go off the wagon. You can always order from Regents’ spectacular regular menu.
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