I did get photos of some wonderfully arranged food. Holland America, for the most part, has reduced the likelihood of illness (the petri dish of shaking hands and pressing elevator buttons not included) by setting out pre-portioned dishes, even at the buffet. It upset many of my traveling companions that they could not serve themselves, but I appreciated the effort from a food safety point of view.
My lunchtime favorite quickly became the small-plates array. Any appetizer I had skipped the night before was likely to be there in a slightly altered fashion, as well as creative vegetable dishes. There was always a charcuterie plate and a cheese arrangement. Small bowls of grain salads that I later learned were the vegan options were less popular, but still available.
individual 6-layer dip cups once.
|Parisian Benedict: baguette, arugula, prosciutto, poached egg, hollandaise|