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September 25th, 2004, 09:25 PM
We are leaving this week for our "Fall Foliage" cruise from Montreal to NYC.
We love the food in the Symphony's main dining room. Remi is always asking us if there is something special that the chef can prepare for us.
Have found that Crystal is always accomodating in satisfying special orders at dinner (usually made special the next evening).
Any special dinner requests that I can pass on to Remi that are outstanding? ( I know that this is a very personal matter, but there are always faithful standards that are always made well ie, Roast Veal Chop, Salmon in puff crust )
Any special desserts that you highly recommend?
Thanks for your recommendations
September 25th, 2004, 10:01 PM
September 25th, 2004, 10:21 PM
I tried very hard to persuade Jackie to ask the Head Waiter to prepare a sumptuous dinner of Flaming filet of Yak, Peking style,…….. she refused. She said that she had enough trouble with the Chateaubriand.
September 26th, 2004, 09:31 AM
Garlic shrimp on angel hair pasta is a great choice as is the Saltzburg Nockerel for dessert. During our April cruise on the Serenity we asked for chocolate souffle for our entire table and the chef actually made a double order for everyone. YUM !!
September 26th, 2004, 09:33 AM
Even though it is served on another night, we arranged to have chateaubriand (sp) for the entire table on another night. It is special when they do it for your table as the headwaiter cuts the meat right by the table.
A day before the last night the headwaiter asked us if there was anything we liked or didn't get a chance to try during the cruise that he could get for us the last night. I really liked that idea and was glad that he asked. We asked for lobster tails for the entire table. Also, my wife (Anne Marie) and myself had missed the russian night and another couple at the table told us how wonderful they thought the borscht (sp) soup was so we were able to try it and I thought it was great. Anyhow, I thought it was a very nice tough that the headwaiter asked us what we wanted and it was great.
September 26th, 2004, 10:27 AM
Generally, anything that is in the Crystal Cruises Cookbook can be prepared with a day or two's notice provided ingredients are available. Usually there is a copy in one of the shops on board that you can browse through to see if anything catches your eye.
All too soon...
September 26th, 2004, 01:23 PM
Generally, anything that is in the Crystal Cruises Cookbook can be prepared with a day or two's notice provided ingredients are available. Usually there is a copy in one of the shops on board that you can browse through to see if anything catches your eye. Excellent suggestion!
I also suggest Beef Wellington (a chateaubriand wrapped in pate de foie gras inside of a puff pastry crust.)
September 26th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Beef Wellington is served on the last formal night but having it twice would be great if you like it. We've asked for baked stuffed lobster and also lobster thermador but they gave us something else (not so good) in their place.
We ordered rack of lamb and they did a fantastic job with a Wolfgang Puck recipe. There was enough for about five people.We ordered eggs benedict for us and eight of our friends one day for lunch. It also was excellent. It came with an order of fries on the side (very healthy) Good luck.