Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend a blogger brunch on the Odyssey Cruise Boston coordinated by Jen Dorman, of Blog and Tweet Boston.
We boarded the cruise at noon and departed at 1pm for a two-hour cruise around the Boston Harbor.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous—blue skis and bright sunshine. I was excited about brunch and excited soaking in a little sun too. We were allowed to bring a guest so I invited my friend Kristen.
On-board, we were shown to our table on the lower deck, where complimentary glasses of champagne were waiting for us. Our waiter, Orlando, was great and immediately offered us all coffee. For anyone who preferred mimosas, he brought orange juice to add to our champagne.
Odyssey offers the most unique brunch setting in Boston. For the Brunch Buffet menu, the Executive Chef and galley staff prepares a bountiful array of appetizers, entrées, salads, and desserts that is sure to please any number of tastes. The Chocolate and Champagne brunch is priced at $59.90, which includes a glass of champagne.
With both breakfast and lunch items available, I couldn’t decide, so I filled my plate with both, trying as many items as I could fit onto the plate. Dishes containing gluten and/or dairy were clearly labeled. There was also a separate gluten free lunch menu available 9at no extra cost) that included a few additional options not offered in the buffet line.
I’m usually wary of scrambled eggs on brunch buffets, but the Scrambled Eggs with Aged Wisconsin Cheddar were fluffy and somewhat cheesy, and I was pleasantly surprised. The hash browns were also tasty and not too greasy. The vegetables were well-cooked and had great flavor. The chicken was flavorful but slightly dry. The smoked salmon was incredibly fresh and tasty, as was the fresh fruits and salad. All in all it was quite delicious, and I loved the variety of gluten free options.
And did I mention there was a chocolate fountain?!
Dessert at brunch? Don’t mind if I do. You would think after all that food I’d be full, and I was, BUT dessert is my favorite, and I always say yes.
In addition to the chocolate fountain, I tried the gluten free flourless chocolate torte. It was deliciously dense and rich.
After eating, we went up to the deck to soak up the sun, relax, and take in the beautiful views. Being on the Odyssey Cruise was a great experience; Kristen and I had such a fun afternoon.
Odyssey also offers an array of dinner, lunch and afternoon cruises, and is available for private parties.