Sunday, September 18, 2011

Preparing for My Upcoming Food & Wine Cruise on Seabourn Sojourn

Tomorrow I am flying to Quebec City in advance of the 2011 Goldring Travel Food & Foliage Cruise on the Seabourn Sojourn.

In preparation for my start of this year's food and wine adventure I went to the New York Jets game today against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  While I must keep my joy at the Jets' crushing win under control because I am joining some of my clients who are from Jacksonville, I will share how I prepared my palate for the upcoming cruise.

Whichever of my two children who is going to the game with me gets to make requests for the pre-game tailgating festivities.  Last week my daughter requested lobster tails...to which I added some grilled prawns and roasted clams.

Today, however, it was my son's choice:  Spam.  That's right.  So with a much pared down dining budget this week I thought we might also try Turkey Spam (yes, it does exist).  Added to that were bacon, eggs and Nathan's French fries (now available at Costco); all of which were deposited on toasted English muffins.

I am embarrassed to say that it was delicious.  Honestly.  (It must have been my six year old grill adding subtle flavors.)

BTW, I felt the proper beverage pairing was a fine Michelob Ultra.  (One must cut back on calories somewhere, right?).

The point is that I am prepared to try anything and to do so with an open mind.  So while others may be looking down their nose at inexpensive foods and wines simply because they are inexpensive, I embrace finding the gems...and having a great time doing it.

I will be visiting my cardiologist in the near future!