Posted December 5th, 2017, 08:01 PM
we are celebrating our anniversary on the regal and want a memorable dining experience. since my wife like to laugh and enjoy her wine ( or is it the other way ) which dinner choice would be most appropriate. I am leaning toward the chef table due to its implied elegance but not if it is like a "Downton Abbey" experience where a "Carson" is looking down at me because i picked up the wrong spoon. My wife wants the wine maker dinner since it sounds like a less formal experience , and wine is included . any thoughts on cruisers recent experiences on either dinner is appreciated.
Both experiences inkcide wine pairings with the meal.
The Chef's Table is a major gastronomic event, starting with kitchen tour and appetizers in there, on to the special table in dining room, etc. It's amazing. And a freaking ton of food. And a lot of wine.
Winemaker's is not quite as much of a production, more casual overall, but wonderful in its own right. Lovely wines, setting, service, and delicious food. And significantly less expensive.
We enjoy both, and have lots of fun and laugh at both. No one is looking down on your or monitoring your silverware usage in judgement or such - both are relaxed, fun experiences.
The problem is - there's no guarantee you'll be picked for either one!! If there's more than 8/10 signed up for either, they draw names, so there's always the very reasonable chance you won't be chosen. Then what?? Or, you get chosen for both, then what??
Consider an alternative in the Ultimate Balcony Dinner, your own private balcony dinner uniformed wait staff, 4 courses, welcome drink, half bottle champagne, photo and flowers to keep. Served any night you choose. Very intimate and romantic way to celebrate, and no waiting or wondering if you'll be picked.
Good luck, hope one of them works out for you!