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On 7/20/2019 at 9:03 AM, evandbob said:

The antipasto in the Cucina is the only menu item this Bronx born Italian would recommend.  The other items on the Cucina menu remind me of the Olive Garden.

Have never been to an Olive Garden that had a Tomahawk Pork Chop on their menu.  When you find one, please send me the address.

 

 

On 7/21/2019 at 12:55 AM, Chervil said:


We weren't thrilled with the Cucina lunch so haven't had dinner there. 
The food itself was okay, no better than Olive Garden, though.
 

Once again, you get what you pay for at lunch...remember, it's free.  Try it for dinner, it and Jiji's are a much better value at 15.00 per person than the 38 they charge for the steakhouse and the land based pricing at the Teppanyaki.

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Cucina - highly recommend the Pasta Carbonara.  We crave it long after the cruise.

JiJi's - Slow-Braised Pork Belly & Slow-Braised Wagyu Beef Short Rib

Steakhouse - Lobster Bisque (not the same as what is served in the MDR)

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Thank you all! I will need to pack a pair of pants 2 sizes bigger to debark in now! I cannot wait to try all of the great suggestions. 

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On 7/21/2019 at 6:00 PM, Shaded Lady said:

 

 

I loved the lobster roll at the Seafood Shack and DH liked the clam chowder bread bowl... 

 

I was wandering past the Seafood Shack one day right before they opened, and I was amused watching them put together the bread bowl clam chowder.  The hollowed-out bread bowl was filled with the creamy soup/broth first.  Then the chef counted out FIVE(!) clams from a big can to add to the mix.  He made a big deal about making sure of the exact number of clams to put in each bowl - always Five, not Four, and certainly not Six!

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On 7/20/2019 at 11:58 PM, RRLLAL said:

 

Yes, Cucina is free at lunch. 

 

They gave me the biggest bowl of pasta I ever saw!

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I ALWAYS get the arancini as my app in the Cucina del Capitano for dinner... it's awesome!

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On 7/23/2019 at 9:30 PM, ddloml said:

 

I was wandering past the Seafood Shack one day right before they opened, and I was amused watching them put together the bread bowl clam chowder.  The hollowed-out bread bowl was filled with the creamy soup/broth first.  Then the chef counted out FIVE(!) clams from a big can to add to the mix.  He made a big deal about making sure of the exact number of clams to put in each bowl - always Five, not Four, and certainly not Six!

and seven is right out!

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As a Chef how can you make clam chowder without cooking the clams in the broth, it's ALL the flavor. Not saying i don't believe you but it sounds FISHY.  Like making a chicken soup and adding the chicken later.

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9 hours ago, CruisingViper said:

and seven is right out!

 

Always love a Month Python reference!

 

And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once at the number three, being the third number be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naught in My sight, shall snuff it.'

 

 

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