TRIP: Faberge Eggs and another dinner at Blu
This one is a blown lead crystal egg with a set of delicate butterflies that spin and dance to Tchaikovsky when you wind up the base. If there was an egg that I was to buy I think this would have been it. The wings on the butterflies were soon thin and delicate and the egg shows brilliantly in the light. Each of these eggs has several artisans working on them each applying their expertise to the egg before passing it to the next master. The level of coordination or precision necessary to avoid the "hammer" is mind boggling.
Back to sea and our second night at Blu featured some good eats. Starting at the top left going clock wise our appetizers start with a vegetable summer spring roll served with sweet and sour sauce. Sauteed Frog legs with chipotle chile sauce. The sauce had a nice sweet heat. Again I skipped dessert to get the smoked rainbow trout appetizer. The soup was a creamed whitebean soup with applewood smoked bacon.
My wife enjoyed the grilled beef tenderloin salad. I got the Charred Veal Loin with Cauliflower Puree. For dessert we got the Tiramisu.
We're having a great time, twelve days is going by quick!. Next stop St. Petersburg.