PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through a European Cruise

 

My Top 5 Bites on our European Cruise (described in 3 words)!

We set sail on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in October 2017 for a 5-night cruise around Northern Europe. We explored Amsterdam, Bruges, Normandy and the Palace of Versailles … eating and drinking along the way. Here’s a recap of the best bites during the journey — both on and off the ship.

 

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#5 — Baked Jumbo Shrimp: Buttery. Substantial. Luscious.
at Giovanni’s Table on Independence of the Seas

 

 

 

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#4 — Bitterballen: Crispy. Velvety. Snack.
at Café De Zwart in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

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#3 — Gold Beach Normany Oysters: Salty. Plump. Cold.
at Las Palmas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

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#2 — Flemish-style Beer-stewed Rabbit: Rich. Supple. Warming.
at Brasserie Mozarthuys in Bruges, Belgium

 

 

 

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#1 — Succes Noisette: Hazelnut. Praline. Ganache.
at Angelina at the Palace of Versailles, France

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PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through Asheville

 

My Top 5 Bites in Asheville (described in 3 words)!

This year on Fourth of July weekend we traded Florida beaches for Blue Ridge scenery in Asheville, North Carolina. We couldn’t get enough of the cool mountain temps, southern barbecue and farm-to-table eats.

 

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#5 — Hummingbird Cake: Sweet. Moist. Sugar.
at Early Girl Eatery in Downtown Asheville

 

 

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#4 — Smoked Trout Spread: Spicy. Creamy. Addictive.
at Edison Craft Ales + Kitchen in Omni Grove Park Inn

 

 

 

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#3 — BBQ Sandwich: Meaty. Vinegary. Authentic.
at Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby, NC

 

 

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#2 — Cheerwine Float: Sweet. Cold. American.
at Cook Out in Lincolnton, NC

 

 

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#1 — Shoo Mercy Omelet: Southern. Cheesy. Stuffed.
at Tupelo Honey Café in South Asheville

PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through Nashville

 

My Top 5 Bites in Nashville (described in 3 words)!

Our long weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, packed in live music, historic plantations, wine tastings, craft breweries, honky-tonks, museums and plenty of good Southern cooking. Here are our favorites from Music City.

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#5 — Pimento Cheese & Green Tomato Eggrolls with Dixie Duck Sauce:
Crispy. Tangy. Quirky.

at The Harding House at Belle Meade Plantation

 
 

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#4 — Charcuterie Plate with Cheddar Biscuits: Handcrafted. Fresh. Massive.
at Husk Nashville

 
 

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#3 — Broken Spoke “Pot Roast”: Tender. Meaty. Comforting.
at ACME Feed & Seed

 
 

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#2 — Small Dark Plate with Pimento Mac ‘n Cheese & Southern Greens:
Fiery. Creamy. Southern.

at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

 
 

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#1 — Banana Pudding: Sweet. Simple. Perfection.
at Arnold’s Country Kitchen