Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by reellady, Mar 22, 2014.
Don't worry. It will all be worth it when you leave a day early to have the seafood buffet...
Kyle is a great chef!!! He's been on 4-5 of my recent Intrepid trips, always friendly and always great food!!!! Hope to see him again starting in June!!!
Did the guy who's whining about pork ask the chef if there was anything else he could eat before he started writing about it DURING the trip on the internet..... There must be food available for those who eat kosher........ just sayin'
P.S. I hope he's not one of the guys who didn't know he had a four day run to the zone
This is for the chef..
I've always liked Kyle as well. Hope he is on my trip in late July.
I really enjoyed these 2 cooks on my one trip on the Intrepid. They will make you any damn thing you want. Good Lord
So, what's on the menu tonight?
what ever it is it won't be Kosher.
I've fished with and eaten with Kyle MANY trips.
I have always enjoyed his food.
I don't like beef for dinner as it slows my system down.
He has alway made me something different WITH a SMILE.
If you walk into the galley at dinner time and expect to order something special, you are out of line. Give him time and he will go out of his way to make you happy.
On a 16day trip, I could have pork for 20 meals. I loves the swine. Just sayin.
Holy shit guys, they're fishing for big tuna, who gives a rats ass about the food, as long as the food balls up and makes a solid turd, it's all good. I for one think all the 5 star restaurant style menus on a longrange trip is gay, dont get me wrong, I eat and enjoy it, but a gut bomb and belly wash (burger and a beer) is just fine with me
I prefer a variety of food on a trip. (Especially on long trips.) It doesn't need to be fancy, but it should always be presented well and taste good! Most of the long range boats do a good job with chow. Some do very well! If you have a request or recommendation, speak with the cook.
Enjoy your trip!
- Jeff Burroughs
Yesterday, 33 tuna, of which 2cows 247 and261. Numerous sharks, afraid will run out of top shots. Still at the zone. Made bait last two nights, and they are as scarce as the tuna. We are staying fat and happy hopefully hoping things turn around a little. Dinner not ham last night, we had tasty veal (don't ask me to spell the fancy name for it) but it was great.
It has to be hard for boats to find a skilled chef willing to be away from land for weeks at a time and cook under tough conditions. From the chef's perspective, being a chef on a long range boat has got to be a bitch. If done right, your job starts before anybody boards, planning meals and snacks for 25+ for two weeks and making sure that food gets on board. Then you're up at 0430 every day of the trip to cook breakfast. Once done with that, prep for the mid morning snack that everyone expects. Then lunch, mid afternoon snack and dinner. These guys are prepping, cooking and cleaning all day. All in a tiny work space with stuff rolling all over the place.
I was on two trips with Javier. That guy was the real deal with everything from the rich sauces to presentation of the food included. A real 5 star chef. He was good and he knew it. The Intrepid set the bar pretty high with with him.
I think a lot of chefs get into trouble trying to be too creative and experimenting instead of going with tried and true meals they know how to prepare well. After all, I don't want to be your culinary guinea pig for two weeks! I'm with Salty and would be fine with a good burger and fries, especially for lunch. But I also agree with Albacore11 that when you're paying the kind of dough these trips cost, "making a turd" doesn't cut it. Regular American cuisine, prepared well in ample quantity is the way to go. And yeah, it's a fishing trip. But the fishing is only part of the experience with the food served being just as important to many as anything else.
Anthony & Jim on the RP.... These two guys do a great job, year after year.
On my few LR trips, I enjoyed the fishing and the people much more then the food. If your whole experience is bitching about the food,you are doing something terribly wrong.
The food was great, but it pales in comparison to fishing and those you are with.
Hi Donna Looks like you started at Clarion . Those numbers aren't too bad for there with how its been there lately. Hope that you have a great day today. Is Soda still handing off all those sharks to the unsuspecting newbies ?
Soda Pop can be cruel that way…… …..March and April can be very very sharkey….just saying.
I have to admit I'm not a foodie….I just say just keep it simple and put fuel in the tank and then go fishing…..I skip 90% of the snacks……IMO the thing that slows you down out there more than anything other than being sea sick or just sick as you get older is weight gain…..I see folks every time who can barely get up and down the stairs or up and down the rail following their fish and could probably miss a meal or two and be able to fish harder.
I have never ever seen anyone go hungry on any long range boat.
respect goes to all the chefs or just cooks on these LR trips especially when it ruff as hell if you've never attempted it try it you'll enjoy the meal all that much more it's not that easy
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