>On the ship we get entertainers of all sorts, some big name broadway stars, some comedians, some instrumentalists, and mixtures of all the above. One of our good friends is harpist Shirley who has a disco harp show. It sounds a little strange but she is a really good player and her harp show is very upbeat. Shirley and her husband are from Uruguay and the last time the ship visited there she had a big barbecue for us all at her beach house in Punta Del Este.
The barbecue is already lit. This is the best kind of barbecue, using real wood cinders. You can see the wood fire at the right, and coals drop from that and are raked under the meat. On the left is an oven.
This melty cheese is provoleta. It’s just Provolone cheese but is common around here to be cooked at barbecues. It is my favourite dish, so delicious. Usually they serve the whole round of cheese, but Shirley had these neat ceramic escargot dishes that made individual portions of it.
This is Chimichuri sauce, made by Jorge. It is so good and he added a little spice to it as well. It has oregano and other herbs mixed with oil, water, and a bit of lemon. This is a mixture that Jorge has had in the fridge and has been adding to for about 8 months. It is so good.
This is the inside of Shirley’s beach house. It was added on to since last we were there.
And finally we took a group photo.