Dinner on the Odyssey

 

Dinner on the Odyssey

Before I met a group of Boston bloggers at the dock, I met my husband in the Boston Harbor Hotel, the place we stayed the night of our wedding, where I got ready beforehand, and a place that always gives me butterflies ever since. We always feel celebratory in the hotel, so we toasted the weekend and our upcoming 5th anniversary with Prosecco.

prosecco

When 6:00 rolled around, I went outside to find Rachel, who had planned the event as part of Boston Food Bloggers. I should note that the dinner was complimentary, courtesy of the group that owns the Odyssey. Our group waited around for everyone to arrive and then slowly boarded the Odyssey.

The tables were nicely set, and we all got to sit together which was nice. The cruise was a wine lover’s dinner, and the featured wines were from Westport Rivers, a local winery I have visited many times.

Dinner on the Odyssey

I of course went for the Westport Rivers RJR Brut, a bubbly sipper with lots of great acidity and that toasty nose that I love in a sparkling wine. The menu and server kept referring to sparkling wine as Champagne, which annoys me because it’s inaccurate, but I let it slide. Winking smile

 

Westport Rivers Brut

Each diner chose three courses from a set menu which was small but filled with delicious-sounding choices. I had a hard time deciding, but eventually had the shrimp and corn chowder for my appetizer. It had a nice little kick to it, along with sweet shrimp and corn in a creamy base. I cleaned my bowl; this soup was seriously good.

corn and shrimp chowder

Boston

For my main course I went with the Maple-Glazed Chipotle Chicken Breast which was perfectly cooked, tender, and flavored with a smoky tomato cream. I was pleasantly surprised to see just how perfectly cooked and hot the food was, considering the Odyssey is serving such a large number of people. Banquet style food can be bland, cold, and overcooked, and this was just the opposite.

maple glazed chicken

Before dessert we all wandered up to one of the outdoor decks to get some air, stretch our legs, and get ready for our final course, dessert.

I decided on the Odyssey Signature Decadent Chocolate Torte which was wrapped in a rich chocolate ganache. I definitely enjoyed this cake. It was moist, not too sweet, and had a fudge-like texture, another win from the Odyssey kitchen.

chocolate cake

All in all, I had a great evening dining with blogger friends on the Odyssey. The service could have been a little better, and I think by the time we docked we all felt a little antsy to get off the boat, but it was a different, fun way to spend a Friday evening.

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Aw, I’m glad that you and Eric got to reminisce about your wedding! Hope you had a wonderful weekend…and thank you for all your kind thoughts and love! xo

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    fun times on Friday night! Sad our boats didn’t cross paths on sunday. there were a TON of boats in some sort of boat parade and we kept looking for you guys!! ;)

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  3. Elizabeth’s avatar

    It looks so fun! Hopefully I won’t be away for the next dinner. I could definitely do with some of that chocolate cake.

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  4. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    The cake looks delicious!

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  5. Megan’s avatar

    Definitely had a nice time hanging with you at dinner and sharing sparkling wine (not champagne) and desserts!

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  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    It was nice seeing you on Friday! I wish the chocolate cake was sweeter and denser (we are opposites that way) but I definitely loved what I got for my entree.

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  7. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Great recap, and wonderful to see you!

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  8. Sues’s avatar

    I love Westport Rivers! Sounds like such a fabulous dinner :)

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  9. Taryn’s avatar

    Looks like some delicious fun! I was on theOdysseyyesterday for Brunch so it’s interesting to see what the dinner experience was. Sounds like good times were had all around.

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  10. Julie’s avatar

    Wow….to die for! Looks fabulous!

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