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Hello

 

I have heard of tasting menus?  What are the?  Did you try a tasting menu on your ship? How good was it?

Sandra

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I'll be curious as to the replies here. A tasting menu is generally A LOT of tiny portions - a bite really - of different dishes. I'm not sure what a minimum would be, maybe seven. Here's a recent review,with pix, of a tasting menu in San Francisco. For one person the cost is $450 not including wine pairings. I can't imagine a cruise ship doing it but would love to hear about it.

https://foodtalkcentral.com/t/atelier-crenn-sf/11009

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One of the mainstream lines (I think Carnival) used to have a Taste bar but it was just one or two items per night and similar to an amuse bouche before going to dinner.  I think with the advent of more specialty restaurants it has gone away.

 

Most ships have a Chef's Table which will feature several small dishes to make a large meal and this comes with a significant cost on many lines.  I equate it to an excursion on the ship rather than a specialty restaurant.

 

Many ports have food tours that give small tastes and history of the town.

 

Royal Caribbean has Wonderland (up-charge specialty restaurant) on some of their ships and it is essentially a tasting menu, but I didn't find many of the dishes very good.  It is probably the closest I have experienced to what clo posted (and a significantly lower price point) but some of the portions were quite large.

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12 hours ago, pacruise804 said:

It is probably the closest I have experienced to what clo posted

I keep wanting someone to insist on paying for this for us 🙂

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I manage smaller more upscale cruise ships.

We offer tasting menus all the time.

They are custom designed for whomever requests them.

There is no extra charge.

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