Posted March 12th, 2005, 01:24 PM
Last edited by meow!; March 12th, 2005 at 01:38 PM
It turned out there was a bit of miscommunication about the "Lobster" night. There were Maine Lobster drawings on the promotion for the Terrace Cafe, which is why we went. It was formal night, so others may have gone there to not dress in a Tux. We did not, my husband wore his tux and the dinner was delicious, however it was not Maine Lobster. Rather there were many selections (cources) featuring lobster. It was excellent and we enjoyed it very much but did feel a bit duped. When we visited with the Chef, we told him so. The problem of expectations.
When we were on our one week Mexican Riviera cruise on the Shadow last December, "surf and turf" was served once at the Terrace Cafe. Lobsters and king crab legs (and oysters for that matter) were never on the menu (though presumably you could prior order it a day ahead of time if you so insisted). The "food from the sea" section every night was fish, fish and more fish, even though they were good fish. (To be fair, I have to mention that expensive items such as caviar and foie gras were liberally served upon request.)
Reading through Silversea's menu on their website, as well as other people's postings through the years, it seems that Silversea emphasizes "food from the fields", and (at least on the menu) has been rather "monotonous" in regard to seafood. Perhaps they believe fish is better for health than the other varieties, or perhaps since they cannot serve "live" lobsters, king crabs and fresh oysters at sea, they prefer not to make them part of the regular menu (those items are usually served "live" in gourmet restaurants on land). Any comments? Thank you.