In the reviews of this trip I see consistent comments about the food not being good. We have booked this trip for next year and am wondering if Tauck doing anything to address this?
I’ve found that food in a ‘building’ is normally better than food on a ‘boat’, and food on a ‘boat’ is normally better than food on an ‘airplane’ ... thank God! (;-)
I agree that some ship meals can be terrific. We have had many, but I don’t think any were better than our favorite ‘land’ based restaurants. If in San Francisco, try the Buckeye Road House just north of the GG Bridge. I know Joe Montana likes it cuz I’ve seen him there. As far as USN boat meals are concerned, we ate pretty well. It was far better than airline ‘food’, and certainly better than the cafeteria food on most ships. The officer’s mess normally purchased their own food when I was in the Navy ... and it was not free ... we paid for it.
I really do love food, but really as long as it is hygienically prepared and edible, it’s not my priority on a tour although with Tauck prices I would hope it would be pretty good. I’ve eaten at some of the ‘best restaurants’ but really who eats like that all the time. We eat great food cooked by ourselves at home, we know what is in it and how it is made, we know we washed our hands and didn’t sneeze or drop it on the floor. When I went to London on my own two years ago I wanted to see as much as I could that I hadn’t seen before, so I bought myself great sandwiches from Marks and Spencer so I didn’t spend all my time when I could be site seeing sitting and waiting for food in a restaurant. Then I hit the sites again until I could walk no further, got myself another sandwich, and a naughty dessert and headed for my hotel, threw off my shoes, lazed on the bed and watched all those lovely TV shows that you have to wait to see on PBS here. I had a thoroughly great time. Once again, where I am is the thing. When we were on our last Tauck tour we were in the Nationals Parks, it was beautiful, but people moaned about the food, well we were on the Park Lodges, they are not known for great food but I would rather be there in the best places for seeing the beautiful landscapes.
Claudia -- definitely buy some different types of paprika when you are in Hungary. It's wonderful! (I am a Penzey's shopper too.)
Hope you got the paste, Claudia
This is an old thread. But yes I got paste in a tube and came home with lots of powder including presents from the TDs.
Old threads contain a lot of “old”, great and informative information gathered over many years, and sometimes is more telling than anything else. Thanks!
Yes there is lots of useful info. Though some things change - especially in this post covid world. But the older threads are a good starting place.