What’s on the Menu in Antarctica?

If you’ve ever wondered what the food is like when you travel to the most remote place on Earth, we have you covered.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered what the food is like when you travel to the most remote place on Earth, we have you covered. With some of the best culinary teams aboard our ships, you can expect to be wined and dined like in a premium restaurant. Except, you will be in Antarctica.

For starters, for your welcome dinner in Punta Arenas you can expect a three-course plated meal. Vegetable terrine, Chilean king crab, Patagonia’s traditional lamb and the like. The meal is paired with classic Chilean wines, such as carmenere, cabernet sauvignon, and sauvignon blanc.

On board, you’ll enjoy a generous buffet breakfast with a few custom options like eggs served to your preference. Our Catering Manager prides himself of serving up the best coffee in Antarctica. We can’t validate the claim but we’ll take his word.

Lunch is also a delicious buffet with several options to suit any preferences. At the buffet station the chefs will plate your main course selection while the dining-room staff will pour your beverages. Some examples of lunch buffet options include vegetable curry with peanuts and sticky rice; veal osso buco with celery, baby corn, polenta and gravy; grilled mahi-mahi with spinach and pasta; cheese-gratinated tortilla; minced-meat medallions with Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce; turkey breast with cauliflower and red wine glaze; mixed seafood penne; and chicken drumsticks with couscous. When the weather and the trip schedule allow, you may also enjoy a BBQ lunch on deck, so you can take in Antarctica’s fresh air and beauty while dining.

Dinners consist of a three-course plated meal, including soup or salad, a main course, and a dessert, paired with great wine selections. How does a grilled tuna steak, oven-roasted valley duck, breaded and fried pork escalope, oven-roasted rack of lamb or wild garlic ravioli sound? And for dessert: meringue nest, tiramisu, coconut pudding, cheesecake crumble, ice cream—yes, ice cream in Antarctica!

Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a selection of twelve premium Chilean wines, paired to on the main courses available on any given day. Also served are Chilean and International beer brands and a variety of soft drinks.

You can enjoy afternoon tea and snacks in the lounge. This is a great place to wind down after a full day of exploring, where you can catch up with your shipmates and share your favorite stories of the day. Occasionally there may be a celebration, with canapés or cakes, served with coffee, tea, or a glass of sparkling wine or pisco sour.

Our experienced onboard culinary team can cater to almost any dietary restriction (except, Kosher and Vegan, unfortunately). If you have any food allergies please be sure to include this information on your trip participation form upon reservation so the team on board can take great care of you!

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