What’s your Favourite Restaurant at Sea?

Anyone who knows me knows that Cruising is my favorite way to holiday, and having nearly 60 under my belt now I think that  says it all. One of my favorite things about cruising is the food and trying different restaurants onboard. I know all the food is included and some people may think its a waste paying for speciality restaurant, but its always nice to have a treat. Not being a massive red meat eater I do like to try a steak while Im away as its not something I eat a lot of at home.

I have eaten in Chops Grill on a few of the Royal Caribbean ships and I have to say the filet mignon (which I always go for) has always been amazing. They serve a “Petite Filet Mignon 6oz  and also 9oz but I have always gone for the smaller option so that I can enjoy the sides that you can order. Its great to be able to order a few of these to share and this is what they have to offer:

Gruyere Cheese Tater Tots – Creamed Spinach – Grilled Jumbo Asparagus – French Fries – Truffled Corn – Roasted Mushrooms – mashed Potatoes – Salt baked Potato – Sauteed Spinach.

Wonderland on Royal Caribbeans Harmony of the Seas has to be one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. As the title says it it like being in Alice in Wonderland with waiters dressed up and even the Mad Hatter coming around the tables. This was no ordinary Menu and features different flavours, textures colours and portion sizes. Here is my husband wearing one of the waiters jackets!

 

 

Here is a sample Menu:

WIND

Baby Vegetables in the Garden / soil / pebbles

Liquid Manzanilla Olive / herb oil

Chilled Sweet Pea Soup / rosemary bacon espuma / white bacon powder

Roasted Baby Beets / Sriracha yogurt

ICE

Life in the Ocean / assorted sea jewels

Gazpacho Cones / cilantro / avocado mousse

Hot and Cold Soup of Corn / licorice basil

Sashimi of Red and White Tuna / burnt scallion

FIRE

Smoked Salmon Eggs / crispy phyllo

Duck Liver Beignet / liquid

Crispy Tempura Kim Chee Leaves / spicy mayo

Naan Bread Tacos / pork belly / kecap manis

SEA

Tempura Salmon Caviar / remoulade

Liquid Lobster / bone marrow / caviar

Slow-Cooked Halibut / jura wine emulsion

Scallop Turban / sauce normande

EARTH

Truffled Egg in the Shell / toasted brioche

Terroir Beef / river stone potatoes / roasted garlic

Buffalo Pork Shank / celery / Roquefort cheese

Chicken and the Egg / wild mushrooms / vermouth

DREAMS

Arctic Equator Chocolate / lava / nitrogen crush

Citrus Mochi Clouds / mochi / grapefruit curd / spearmint cotton candy

The English Box / toffee caramel bread pudding / white olive ice cream

Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta / peanut butter feuilletine / espresso air

Nitro Fruits / flash-frozen fruit / Greek yogurt sorbet / wildflower honey ice cream

Butchers Cut on MSC Meraviglia also gave Chops Grill a run for its money and the Filet Mignon was equally as good. In fact we enjoyed it that much we did go again and I enjoyed a Surf and Turf the second time. With a cover charge of 39 Euros it was definately worth it.

Another favorite of mine is Quisine on Celebrity Eclipse. You are taken on a Culinary Journey starting with ordering your food on an IPad. Again you can order food to share and with 4 or 5 courses thare is a lot to chose from between you. We made the mistake of ordering the meatballs which came out after already having  3 courses and were the size of apples not your usual small ones. I hasten to say they didnt all get eaten as we had to leave room for desert.

Here is a sample menu:

Sample Menu

Qsine Greens

Fresh Market Salad with Arugula, Radicchio, Frisée, Watercress, Spinach, Pomegranate Emulsion, Crispy Goat Cheese Crumble

Spring Rolls

Baby Back Spring Rolls with Chipotle Coleslaw & White Truffle BBQ Sauce

Vegetable Mélange with Cilantro, Chipotle Coleslaw, Sweet & Sour Sauce

Soupe & Soufflé

Chilled Soup: Celery Root, Green Pea, Tomato Basil

Hot Soufflé: Crab+Asparagus, Lobster+Yellow Corn, Cheddar Cheese

M’s Favorites (share for 2 or more)

Patlican Salata

Mixed Olives

Tzatziki

Eggplant Imam Biyaldi

Tabbouleh

Hummus

Chicken Kofta

Zathaar Lamb Chops

Kibbeh

Mediterranean Chili

Falafel

Goat Cheese Cigars

Vegetable Du Jatour (select 4)

Carrot-Cardamom

Green Pea-Mint

Broccoli-Cheddar

Sweet Potato-Raisin

Spinach-Garlic

Cauliflower-Apple

Parsnip-Shallot

Potato-Truffle

Eggplant-Tomato & Olive

Sushi Lollipops

Nigiri Sushi, Soy Center, Wasabi Mayo & Pickled Ginger-Radish Salad

Taj Mahal (share for 2 or more)

Chicken Tikka Masala

Rogan Josh

Palak Paneer

Malai Kofte

Chole

Veggie Samousa

Shrimp Vindaloo

Painter’s Mignon

Filet Mignon with palatable pleasers

Lava Crab

Alaskan King Crab, Sweet Yellow Corn & Scallions, Kataifi with Old-Bay Lobster Sauce

Disco Shrimp

Bouillon Poached Tiger Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato & Celery, with Cocktail Aioli and Crunchy Toppings

Salmon Cataplana

Salmon “Cataplana Style” with Saffron Broth, Tomato Ravioli, Chorizo, Garlic Confit, Fennel & Leeks

Persian Kebob

Skewered Tender Chicken, Garlic & Spices with Vegetables, Yellow Rice-Pilaf & Tooni Sauce

Slider Party

Grilled Angus Beef Patties, Aged Wisconsin Cheddar, “Qsine Slider Sauce”, Brioche Buns & Garnishes

Taco Royale

Black Angus Sirloin Steak, Unordinary Tacos, Caramelized Onion-Poblano & Mortar Pestle Guacamole

Meatball Trilogy

Kobe with Cheddar & Marinara Sauce

Veal with Mushrooms & Marsala Sauce

Turkey with Cranberry & Sage Gravy

Treseviche

Tiger Shrimp & Bay Scallops with Lemon Juice, Tequila, Cilantro, Tomato & Jalapeño Oi

Salmon with Yuzu Citrus, Cucumber, Vodka & Basil

Sea Bass with Lime, Red Onion, Choclo, Avocado & EXVOO

Crunchy Munchies

Gaufrettes

French Fries

Sweet Potato Strings

Vegetable Chips

Potato Croquettes

Spicy Parsnip Crisps with “Squeezable Sauces”

Chinese x Martini = Chitini’s

Orange Chicken

Beef & Pepper in Black Bean Sauce

Sweet & Sour Pork

Sticky Rice with Dipping Sauces

Lobster Escargot

Lobster & Escargot Fritters with Parsley-Garlic Butter Sauce

Popcorn Fish ‘N’ Chips

Boddingtons Battered Codfish & Chips, Malt Vinegar or Aioli

On Celebrity Edge earlier this year when we had an evening and lunch at the Roof Top Garden.

This is a lovely El Fresco dining experience situated in a corner of the Roof Top Garden and very much like a Barbecue Grill Restaurant where you can see all the food being cooked freshly in front of you. Here is a sample menu:

Sample Menu

APPETIZERS

SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS

Dry Rub or Spicy Buffalo

TRAIN WRECK FRIES

Bacon, Scallions, Four Cheeses, Hot Peppers, Ranch Dressing

PULLED PORK SLIDER TRIO

House Pickle, Tangy Carolina Style BBQ, Crispy Onions

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB CHILI

Blended Spices and Roasted Chilies

SALADS

MADE TO ORDER CAESAR SALAD
Romaine, Toasted Croutons, Aged Parmesan

BUILD YOUR OWN ‘CHOP CHOP’ SALAD
Seasonal Greens, Carrots, Tomatoes, Radish, Garbanzo Beans, Haricot Vert, Olives, Mustard Vinaigrette, Red Wine Vinairgrette, Creamy Ranch Dressing, Blue Cheese Dressing

CAPRESE SALAD
Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic Reduction

GRILLED FAVORITES

SEAFOOD KABOB
Shrimp, Scallops, Salmon, Peppers, Onions with Lemon Pepper

ROOFTOP BEER BURGER
8 oz Grilled Beef Patty, Beer Battered Onion, Porter BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Cheddar, Brioche

GRILLED SKIRT PEPPER STEAK
Served with Roasted Potatoes, Creamy Pepper Jus and Asparagus

GRILLED BRATWURST
Cheddar Bun, Grainy Mustard, Sautéed Onions, Relish

FLATBREAD PIZZAS

FOUR CHEESE BIANCO
Asiago, Aged Parmesan, Fontina, Buffalo Mozzarella

MARGHERITA
Slow Roasted Tomato, Smoked Mozzarella, Fresh Basil

PROSCIUTTO
Herb Ricotta, Prosciutto, Arugula, Shaved Asiago, Pine Nuts

SALCHICHA
Fennel Sausage, Charred Broccoli Rabe, Mozzarella, Pepperoncino

SMOKED

HICKORY SMOKED BRISKET
Mustard-Vinegar Slaw, Carolina Sauce

MESQUITE BABY BACK RIBS
1/2 Rack or Full, Dry or Wet, Served with Cast Iron Jalapeño Corn Bread

BBQ GRILLED HALF CHICKEN
Slow Roasted with House BBQ Sauce, Bacon Mac n Cheese

GRILLED BRANZINO
Fresh Lemon, Thyme, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Spinach

SIDES

MAC AND CHEESE

GOURMET BAKED BEANS

BAKED POTATO

DIRTY RICE

CREAM CORN

The latest ship I have been on was Azamara Quest for 3 nights where we were trated to dinner in Prime C where the food and service was second to none. As there were a group of us they brought out every side on the menu for us to share with our meals.Bet you can guess what i went for?

This is just a few of my favourite Restaurants at Sea. Whats your favourite?

 

 

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