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I rezally enjoy different and unusual pasta dishes. On Princess a while back I had gnocchi with a curry cream sauce. Obviously, you have to like curry, I do, and they were yummy. Have never seen them on a menu anywhere else.
Sailed the Grand to Western Carribbean two years ago and had very good food but the one that stood out for me was the Grand Marnier Souffle with Vanilla Anglaise (spelling?) Sauce.It was warm and light with the hint of orange from the grand marnier and finished beautifully with the sweetness of the vanilla sauce.To this day I still think about that dessert.
On Royal Princess, dining room cuisine ranged from excellent to very good. Lido Cafe offerings were inconsistent; some OK, some certainly not. They had lots of difficulty keeping foods at the proper temperatures.
Most delightful were the pastas and the desserts. The various flavors of souffles were excellent. Meats and seafood were of very good quality and well prepared. Lobster Thermidor and broiled Loster tails were excellent.
Roast Goose was offered one night and I ordered it. Would not do so again; just not to my taste.
You will have many tempting dishes to try! Enjoy!
24 cruises: 10 Holland America, 3 Princess, 3 Pacific Far East Line, 2 Royal Viking Line, 1 each: Cunard, NCL, RCCL, Sitmar, American Hawaii, Home Lines
You MUST try Sabatinis while on your cruise. It's the most food that you'll ever be served in one sitting, and it will astound you. Yummy!!!!!!
__________________ Past Cruises:
March 2014 - Oasis of the Seas December 2012 - Carnival Breeze March 2010 - Carnival Miracle March 2009 - NCL Sky June 2008 - Carnival Valor (again!) July 2007 - Enchantment of the Seas March 2007 - NCL Pearl October 2006 - Carnival Valor March 2006 - NCL Jewel May 2005 - Carnival Ecstasy February 2005 - NCL Spirit May 2003 - Grand Princess May 2002 - NCL Sun May 2000- NCL Sea
I can't believe I'm the first to mention Raspberry Creme Brulee.... YUM!
Paul Gauguin 8/13, Jewel of the Seas 7/13, Silhouette 1/13, Pride of America 8/12, Eclipse 12/11, Serenade of the Seas 7/11, Solstice 3/11, Solstice 8/10, Century 4/10, Radiance of the Seas 10/09, , Summit 03/09, Navigator of the Seas 01/09, Summit 03/08, Diamond Princess 03/07, Serenade of the Seas 2/06, Star Princess 12/04, Radisson Seven Seas Navigator 7/04, Golden Princess 3/04, Constellation 12/03, Millennium 12/02, Constellation 11/02, Norwegian Sun 4/02, Grand Princess 12/01, Radiance of the Seas 4/01, Sea Princess 11/00, Disney Magic 11/99, Sea Princess 4/99, Dawn Princess 3/98, Leeward 4/97, Royal Majesty 1/96, Horizon 11/94, Viking Serenade 7/94, Westward 7/93, QE2 11/84, QE2 6/79
I had every cold fruit soup that they had. Our table of 8 usually averaged 18 desserts . one night I commented on everyone else's choice " Oh that looks good". The next thing I knew the waiter had brought me one too! Now I have 3 desserts sitting in front of me. Anyone else who laughed at me ended up with 3 as well! . We had a ball and ate like pigs.
Had 4 Love Boat Dreams that week too!
I loved the Love Boat Dream too- they had it for dinner only on the last night. I wonder if I could have had it if I'd asked, but it seems like a "right now" type of preparation.
The raspberry creme brulee was out of this world. The sugar crust was crispy and the creme underneath was rich, light and creamy without being cloyingly sweet or rich. I was too full to order another, but I can still taste it!
Sun Line Stella Solaris '80- Eastern Mediterranean
Carnival Celebration '92- Eastern Caribbean
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas '01
Coral Princess '04- Alaska
Coral Princess '07- Panama Canal
Norwegian Spirit, Western Caribbean, February 1 '09
Celebrity Solstice, Eastern Mediterranean, October 30 '09
Oceania Regatta, Western Mediterranean, November, 2010
Celebrity Summit, Southern Caribbean, January '11
Celebrity Summit, Southern Caribbean, January '12
Celebrity Equinox, Norway, August 31, '13
Celebrity Reflection, Caribbean, February 1, '14
Oceania Marina, Spotlight on New Zealand (Papeete to Sydney; Sydney to Auckland, total 34 days), January 2015
One of my favorites is the warm scones with whipped cream at tea. My breakfast favorite is the smoked salmon with a bagel. I learned I could write it in on the card and leave it on the cabin door so that I could get delivered through room service.