Tag: Linz

Viking’s Danube Waltz (5)

Viking’s Danube Waltz (5)

con­tin­ued from part 4…

June 5: Linz-Salzburg-Linz & Viking Cui­sine

The qual­i­ty of Viking’s Danube Waltz cui­sine is uni­form­ly high. There is always a choice of three or four first and main cours­es, nice­ly bal­anced between meat, fish and veg­e­tar­i­an, with excel­lent soups (and again, there’s no rea­son why you can’t order both a starter and soup). At din­ner, sev­er­al sta­ple items always accom­pa­ny the choic­es: Cae­sar sal­ad, sautéed salmon fil­let and rib eye steak. Meats tend to be over­cooked, so spec­i­fy medi­um-rare if you mean medium—and some are tough, for which there are two solu­tions: send it back and ask for anoth­er (nev­er a prob­lem), or bring your own steak knives (unless they’ve accept­ed our sug­ges­tion that these be pro­vid­ed.) We record­ed our favorites (aster­isk = region­al spe­cial­ty):

Starters: Hun­gar­i­an Farmer’s Plate*—salami, ham, pick­les, körözött (goat cheese), roast­ed egg­plant and gar­lic soup, antipasti and pesto, pota­to crust­ed mas­car­pone cheese, seared quail with aspara­gus risot­to, veg­etable spring rolls, Greek sal­ad, smoked fish plat­ter, Par­ma ham & mel­on, stuffed arti­chokes

Soups: car­rot gin­ger, roast­ed toma­to, cream of white aspara­gus, pota­to leek.*

Entrees: rump steak (if it’s a good cut), seared mahi mahi and cur­ry sauce, sauteéd tur­bot, sepia pas­ta and aspara­gus, zwiebel­rost­braen and onions*, braised short ribs with sauteéd mush­rooms, Tyrolean cat­fish in horse­rad­ish crust*, pump­kin ravi­o­li with lamb loin, decon­struct­ed Beef Welling­ton, sea bass and saf­fron velouté.…

Read More Read More

RML Books

Richard Langworth’s Most Popular Books & eBooks