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Old February 2nd, 2013, 07:03 AM
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Default Alt restaurants on the Ryndam?

Is Canaletto the only alternative restaurant on the Ryndam - no Pinnacle or other? If so, is it worth checking out? Thanks for any insight.
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Is Canaletto the only alternative restaurant on the Ryndam - no Pinnacle or other? If so, is it worth checking out? Thanks for any insight.
There is a Pinnacle Grill on the Rhyndam
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All HAL ships have the Pinnacle.
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Thanks! I thought it was on every ship, but didn't see it on the deck plans, nor is it mentioned on the HAL site (unless I just missed it).

Where is it?
Is the menu posted somewhere?
And any thoughts on Canaletto?
Will we be okay booking that once we get on board?

Cruising with mom, and we really enjoy doing something other than the main dining room at least a couple times...

Sorry for all the questions!
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Never mind the menu question - just found it on HAL website.
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We love the food in the Pinnacle on HAL ships. We feel it is worth the $25 per person charge.

There will be one night of each 7 days that the Pinnacle will be turned into Le Cirque night.

Pinnacle Menu - $25 per person -- can be booked online, via Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 or once on the ship

The Beginning:


French Onion Soup King Louis XV - beef broth with aged cognac & caramelized onions, baked with gruyere croutons

Spicy Chicken Coconut Soup - fragrant coconut milk & lemon grass

Lobster Bisque - crème fraiche & aged sherry
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - brandy horseradish cocktail sauce

Vine Ripened Beefsteak Tomato Salad - sliced purple onion, balsamic vinaigrette or blue cheese dressing

Baby Arugula Salad - tossed with sliced red onion, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and a warm bacon dressing topped with smoked bacon & chopped egg

Caesar Salad - crisp romaine tossed with very own Caesar dressing, grated parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and anchovies, prepared tableside

Dungeness Crab Cakes - spiral shaved cucumber & sweet chili-mustard sauce

Pinnacle Ocean Platter - carpaccio of lightly smoked salmon, accompanied with hot smoked salmon, sea scallops and wasabi cream

The Intrique:
Land & Sea - master chef Rudi Saloman’s interpretation of Surf & Turf - filet mignon and jumbo prawns on whipped potatoes with garlic, rosemary beurre blanc

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese - chef’s favorite: a delicate gratineed combination of mascarpone-enriched pasta and creamy lobster broth with chunks of lobster

Roasted vegetable tower -- with onion confit and tomato coulis

The Grill:
Filet Mignon, New York Strip Steak, Bone-In Rib Eye Steak, Porterhouse - served with our own hand crafted sauces: sun-dried tomato; Master Chef's green peppercorn bearnaise; horseradish mustard; hollandaise; maitre d' garlic butter

Colorado Lamb Chops - spiced apple chutney & fresh mint jelly

Grilled Veal Chop - marinated overnight in a savory blend of rosemary, garlic & pepper vinegar with scallions

Chicken Breast - stuffed with spinach & garlic herb cheese & served with lemon garlic beurre blanc sauce

Filet Steak Diane - pan-seared medallions of beef tenderloins & enriched with mushrooms & cognac

Filet Mignon Burger - a half-pound of freshly ground beef, fin herbs & truffle-infused

Sea Food:
Broiled King Salmon - troll caught (for sustainability) in Alaskan waters, quick seared & broiled, served with your choice of lemon garlic herb splash or sesame-soy kalbi

Broiled or Poached Lobster Tail - on a bed of wilted spinach & arugula, mustard seed & "mangochurri" pesto sauce or melted butter

Cedar Planked Black Cod with Shrimp Scampi - roasted garlic
& cilantro butter

Pinnacle Signature Skewers:

Beef Delight - beef tenderloin marinated with parsley, onion, thyme, rosemary & marjoram

Tantalizing Lamb - lamb loins marinated with herbs, garlic, cumin, honey, coriandor & red chilies, served with yogurt sauce

Chicken & Turkey Temptation - with onion confit & tomato coulis

Delectable Seafood - shrimps & swordfish, seasoned with lemon, paprika, garlic, mustard, cayenne & dill

Vegetarian Zen - array of mixed vegetables seasoned with herbs de provence


Side Dishes:
Creamed Spinach, Sautéed Button Mushrooms, Sautéed Onions, Asparagus, Scalloped, Whipped, Jumbo Baked or Shoestring Potatoes and/or Basmati Rice

The Finale:
Not-So-Classic Baked Alaska, Warm Grand Marnier Chocolate Volcano Cake,

Velvet Soufflé – Chocolate or Vanilla,

Creamy Homemade Raspberry Cheesecake,

Chocolate And Raisin Bread Pudding,

Pinnacle Crème Brulee,

Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Berries,

Premium Ice Cream or Sorbets

and/or the Assortment of International Cheeses.

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Le Cirque




Le Cirque Menu -- it is $39 per person -- held in the Pinnacle Grill -- can be booked online, on the ship or through Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576


Appetizers:
Lobster Cocktail - poached lobster with haricot vert and citrus
Le Trio - caviar, smoked salmon and Pate foie gras
Caesar Salad - interpretation of the classical salad

Soup:
Butternut Squash with Huckleberries - with sage chantilly
Chilled Yogurt and Mellon with Shrimps


Main Courses:
Seared Alaskan Black Cod - leek, red wine beurre rouge
Rack of Lamb - goat cheese panisse, artichokes and arugula
Chateaubriand - horseradish flan, sweet and sour baby beets
Three Cheese Ravioli - fresh basil tomato
Chicken Under a Brick - sauteed vegetables ginger honey jus

Dessert:
Creme Brulee Le Cirque
Chocolate Souffle - traditional chocolate souffle with vanilla gelato
Napoleon with Fresh Berries
Assortment of Sorbets

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The Pinnacle is also open some days for lunch. The portions are huge -- like eating a dinner.

Pinnacle Lunch Menu

Menu - $10 per person - can not be booked until you are on the ship.

Starters:
1)Grilled Prawn Bruschetta with a primavera salsa - aged asiago cheese and balsamic fusion

2)Mediterranean antipasto plate - pesto virgin olive oil
3)Scallops creme brulee - caramelized parmesean wafer
4)Northwest five onion soup - tomato shallot soubise
5)Chilled carrot and ginger soup - creme faiche and fried sage
6)Chiffanade of greens and tomato tower salad - Italian vinaigritte


Entrees:
1)Pacific rim beef salad - mesclun leaves, mangoes and lotus fruit
2)Alaskan halibut fillet sandwich - sour dough bread, cilantro relish and cucumber potato salad

3)Crab and shrimp cake - exotic fruit chutney, lime Thai curry sauce The Pinnacle burger - apple smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and bistro style shoestring potatoes. This dish can be served with a low carb bun anand orange rice with pine nuts
4)d without the potatoes.
5)Sterling silver beef tenderloin with Oregon blue cheese crust - grilled asparagus and scalloped potatoes
6)Petomatoes and arugula
7)Vegetarian nne with grilled chicken breast, lemon basil sauce, sun dried couscous - grilled vegetables and fried mint leaves and harissa


Desserts:
1)Fresh strawberries with raspberry sorbet - sugar dough gaufrette
2)Chocolate brownie decadence - an explosion of chocolate
3)Orange and lime panna cotta
4)Ice creams and sorbets - ask for the day's selections
5)Fruit plate

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Thanks! I thought it was on every ship, but didn't see it on the deck plans, nor is it mentioned on the HAL site (unless I just missed it).

Where is it?
Is the menu posted somewhere?
And any thoughts on Canaletto?
Will we be okay booking that once we get on board?

Cruising with mom, and we really enjoy doing something other than the main dining room at least a couple times...

Sorry for all the questions!
We were just on the Ryndam over New Year's. I see you've found the menu for the Pinnacle Grill and KK has generously posted it too. You'll find the Pinnacle Grill on deck 8 (Upper Promenade Deck) just aft of the Explorer's Lounge. We ate there 1 night and while the food was very good the service suffered because there seemed not enough servers for the number of tables occupied. They did an excellent job but because of the level of attention that is paid to each table, the wait between courses was too long. We made our reservations online but we saw many making same evening reservations. We also ate 1 night at Canaletto, which is located on the port side of the ship in the Lido Buffet. We had an excellent meal there with excellent service.

Have a great cruise!
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We were just on the Ryndam over New Year's. I see you've found the menu for the Pinnacle Grill and KK has generously posted it too. You'll find the Pinnacle Grill on deck 8 (Upper Promenade Deck) just aft of the Explorer's Lounge. We ate there 1 night and while the food was very good the service suffered because there seemed not enough servers for the number of tables occupied. They did an excellent job but because of the level of attention that is paid to each table, the wait between courses was too long. We made our reservations online but we saw many making same evening reservations. We also ate 1 night at Canaletto, which is located on the port side of the ship in the Lido Buffet. We had an excellent meal there with excellent service.

Have a great cruise!
Is the Ryndam charging for the Canaletto yet?
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Is the Ryndam charging for the Canaletto yet?

It is for my sailing on 04 May.
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thanks to all for your replies. i imagine we will try both venues. 28.5 days to go...
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Is the Ryndam charging for the Canaletto yet?
Yes, Yonnie, they did on our cruise, the standard $10 charge. We've also found that you can now make online reservations in advance for Canaletto too.
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Carnival Ecstasy - Bahamas "Thank You" Cruise - Jun 13
ms Prinsendam - T/A and Baltic Collector's Cruise - May/Jun 13
ms Ryndam - Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise - Dec 12/Jan 13
Ocean Princess - Land of the Midnight Sun - Jun/Jul 12
Celebrity Infinity - Panama Canal and South America - Dec 11
Norwegian Sun - Trans-Atlantic Copenhagen to Port Canaveral - Sep/Oct 11
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Sun Princess - New Zealand R/T Sydney - Nov/Dec 09
ms Statendam - Glacier Bay Discovery - Jun 09
ms Amsterdam - Alaskan Explorer - May 08
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Enchantment of the Seas - Dad's 75th BD Bash in the Bahamas - Oct 14
ms Westerdam - Eastern Caribbean Thanksgiving - Nov 14
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Thank you -- I did notice that on a cruise we have booked for later in the year -- it is $10 and can be booked online - different ship.
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