Since the first of the year there has been a new choice for health-aware cruisers: Raw Food being served on SeaDream Yacht Club’s twin yachts.
Last night, I thought I would give it a try, and guess what? I enjoyed it.
The dishes were tasty, and if the experts are right, I was also getting some health benefits.
“Raw” refers to a style of preparation in which all ingredients are raw, organic and vegan (no fish, meat, eggs or dairy). To retain all the food’s healthy micro-nutrients, nothing is heated above 118°F.
As you can see, the dishes certainly look tasty, and indeed, they were. If you like artichoke and mushrooms, you would love the dish pictured below, billed on the menu as Fresh Artichoke Bottom with Mushrooms on Mixed Lettuce.
SeaDream’s Norwegian owners, Linn and Atle Brynestad, said they saw healthy benefits firsthand during an extended stay at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. And so they brought the Raw Food concept to their yachts.
For dessert, I had a delicious Raw Avocado Key Like Pie, one of the best desserts I had during the trip, which is saying a lot. You’ll see what I mean as you scroll down this page.
On other nights, I enjoyed dishes from the main menu, except for two nights, one when I enjoyed a special Indian menu and another when a Spanish menu was featured.
From the main menu, I enjoyed the Chateaubriand of Beef one evening, served with the complimentary wines.
And for dessert, I closed my eyes to the calories and enjoyed the White Chocolate Soufflé with Baileys Ice Cream. Yum!
Tonight, I may want to choose from the Raw Food menu once again, just to get the healthy regimen flowing again — and hit the gym during cocktail hour!