Posted June 11th, 2018, 07:54 PM
Travelling in Queens Grille for the first time soon. Would love any suggestions of things to try to order “off menu”
A lot of the “off menu” items have made it “on menu” over the years- usual suspects are Dover sole, chateaubriand, beef Wellington, etc. Tableside deserts are fun- the big three are crepes Suzette, cherries jubilee, and bananas foster.
It’s a great marketing piece to say you can order whatever you want, but the reality is you are limited to what they have onboard and the pantry is a lot more limited today than it was 20 years ago. Simpler tastes, cost cutting these days, who knows. But it isn’t as wide of a selection as the old days.
Capt Nick Bates (then chief officer I believe) always told a great story when he hosted an officers table. Woman got onboard QE2 and told the Maitre ‘d in Queens Grill that she had blown all her money on this trip and she wanted to enjoy herself at dinner. He told her she could order whatever she wanted- sky was the limit. She turned and said “what would make me happier than anything would be an elephant steak” to which the maitre ‘d promptly asked her, “would that be Indian or African?”
Have fun with it!