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Speaking of the dining room, last night Anne Marie and I continued to try items from the Modern Menu. While we often do nit have appetizers, we are doing that since the menu came out just to try the new items. For those who follow our blog I will post some photos along with the menus. Aside from the new menu items being very tasty and creative they make for a fantastic presentation. It is. Ice that you can mix and match if you like ordering from both the modern and the classic menus or just ordering from either menu.Keith, someone posted a while ago that the modern side of the menu changes every evening but the traditional side changes every two days. From you blog, it looks like both menus have been changing each evening. Is that correct or am I just misreading the menus? Thanks as always.
Keith, someone posted a while ago that the modern side of the menu changes every evening but the traditional side changes every two days. From you blog, it looks like both menus have been changing each evening. Is that correct or am I just misreading the menus? Thanks as always.You are absolutely correct. Originally the concept was to change the Classic Side every two days but based on feedback on the Symphony guests wanted it changed everyday so now it does change everyday.
You are absolutely correct. Originally the concept was to change the Classic Side every two days but based on feedback on the Symphony guests wanted it changed everyday so now it does change everyday.Thanks, Keith. I would have agreed with the Symphony passengers, unless Crystal was prepared to double up on the rack of veal . As it is, they have changed the dish to boneless, call it veal rib eye, and placed it on the Modern menu. I had a fit until Crystal got the Symphony exec. Chef to write me saying it's the same preperation minus the bones I guess I will be the final judge of that May 1
I remain somewhat puzzled as to why Crystal does not simply include the newer items among the evening's daily offerings. We are not speaking about 2 different cuisines here [e.g. Asian & European] but rather including some items which reflect the evolution/current interests/styles of cuisine.The new items feature recipes that include ingredients that are prepared very differently than the traditional items. They look different and they taste different than many the vast majority of items ever served in the Crystal Dining Room.
I am personally glad they offer both. This is true especially on long voyages. After several months it will be nice to have something for dinner that is NOT:Ilene, on top of this on something like the World Cruise they also change up the dining menu more along the way to try to offer great choices. With that said, between the new Tastes and the new menu items it does represent more choice than ever before.
otherwise 'modern technique' or esoterically created.
Honestly sometimes roast turkey or meatloaf sounds good after a few months at sea.
This is just my opinion but I am very encouraged with the changes. It represents more choices.
The new items feature recipes that include ingredients that are prepared very differently than the traditional items. They look different and they taste different than many the vast majority of items ever served in the Crystal Dining Room.This makes sense to me. Fun to read (we Italians are great menu readers and love the fact that there are more choices than ever before.
While they could have mixed it all together, it is a lot easier for guests to distinguish between the two and I feel in the end that it will make it easier for the guests to order the types of items that they prefer.
In fact, on the cruise before they rolled this out they did include two or three new items on the menu but it was not so easy to find them. So for those guests who have sailed with Crystal before who prefer the traditional items it just makes it a lot easier for them to locate them and for those guests who want to try out the new items it makes it easier as well. There have always been two pages for the menu anyway so this clearly shows all of the new items and all of the traditional items. While we are enjoying the new items, they won't be for everyone.
Gravity. I am sure some liked it but this one was not for us. While we ate we saw Captain Phillps which we thoroughly enjoyedSaw them both back in February on Crystal Symphony and agree with your assessment completely - couldn't make any sense of Gravity and Captain Phillips was great - although I'm not sure watching it on board a ship is a great choice
A few photos from yesterday's visit to Porto Venere.Thanks. So much beauty in the world. Off to Tokyo at 4:30 tomorrow morning, so sayonara for awhile
Several more on the blog.