Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
lidolovers

Best Dining Room Dinners and Desserts?

Recommended Posts

On 9/5/2019 at 8:06 AM, nalatrixie74 said:

windjammer, midnight chocolate buffet, though they do not do this anymore. my kids still let me know how upset they are with me i did not wake them to come to this. (didn't think there would be ppl that blabbed about it) 

 

I've seen posts and photos that the chocolate dessert buffet still happens in the WJ (most recently reported on Harmony and Symphony reviews I've seen here on CC)

 

On 9/7/2019 at 12:44 PM, CTSandy said:

Although I love creme brulee, I really don't like the Royal Caribbean version of it - almost has a banana pudding undertaste to it or something.  The Grand Marnier souffle was being served on Ovation last month when we did our Alaska cruise.

We actually really like the creme brulee and hubby gets it almost every night.

 

On 9/10/2019 at 5:43 PM, DaniDanielle said:

I had the pork tacos for an appetizer and for the main course!  They are so good.

What??? I"ve got to keep my eyes open for these next month when we are on Harmony!

 

On 10/19/2019 at 7:28 PM, John&LaLa said:

I'm another fan of the Asian pork tacos.

Poblanos corn soup is another hit

Lamb Chops of course

Banana split from the kiddie menu

 

My favorite app dissapeared,  smoke chicken with green apples. I also miss the banana rum soup.

 

FWIW, Michael Bayley hinted that on the 50th birthday cruise next month, some old menu items would be featured 

Ahhh yes, that Banana Split. I've ordered that a time or two myself!
 

20 hours ago, Beav1279 said:

Both my DH and I will forever remember a cold soup with watermelon (it was maybe called watermelon gazpacho?) that we had on night 1 in the MDR on our very first cruise together in 2012 on the Majesty of the Seas. We've never seen it served again but it was the most delicious soup we've ever had.. Has anyone else ever had it? 

YES, I remember that soup. We haven't seen it surface in quite some time either.

 

For me, I normally always start with the caesar salad. I know, simple and boring but I just love that salad.

I like the Prime Rib, Tiger Shrimp, Lobster, and Beef Tenderloin.

Desserts, my favorite would have to be the blueberry and peach cobbler.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the top of my list would be the Risotto, I think normally a mushroom risotto they serve; creme brule and their caesar salad.  Last year I had the lasagna al forno and it explains it has a bechamel sauce. I thought it was delicious. 2 of my table mates didn't read the description, which I always encourage, and sent theirs back.  One refused to even try it. lol. The prime rib and ravioli are always good too.  

 

As stated previously, if you are from the MD area or even a coastal town used to great seafood, stay away from the crabcakes or lobster bisque type food.  You will be greatly disappointed.  Stick to straight lobster or shrimp cocktail. lol. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, TimeToGetNauti said:

Last year I had the lasagna al forno and it explains it has a bechamel sauce. I thought it was delicious. 2 of my table mates didn't read the description, which I always encourage, and sent theirs back.

 

They were expecting ricotta? Ricotta can be grainy and dry out. I think the bechamel version sounds amazing, and would love to try it (I grew up on the ricotta version). I'm surprised they sent it back without even trying it. Lasagna with bechamel is traditional Italian lasagna, the ricotta version is American lasagna. Would they have sent it back if they ordered it in Italy?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, tomservo said:

 

They were expecting ricotta? Ricotta can be grainy and dry out. I think the bechamel version sounds amazing, and would love to try it (I grew up on the ricotta version). I'm surprised they sent it back without even trying it. Lasagna with bechamel is traditional Italian lasagna, the ricotta version is American lasagna. Would they have sent it back if they ordered it in Italy?

 

I prefer cottage cheese in place of ricotta. Probably because that's how my mom made it in the 70's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I prefer cottage cheese in place of ricotta. Probably because that's how my mom made it in the 70's

I've heard of it being made that way also.  Growing up my grandmother used ricotta.  But we put ricotta on everything.  Crackers and ricotta was a daily snack. lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I prefer cottage cheese in place of ricotta. Probably because that's how my mom made it in the 70's

 

My mother-in-law used cottage cheese too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/6/2019 at 9:53 AM, sellwingri said:

Back in the day, the waiters danced around the dining room with Baked Alaska in flames.  They also lit up the cherries jubilee that they cooked tableside.  I’m guessing the insurance adjusters got to them and made them stop but it was quite a show. 

 

Strike 1 - Open Flame

Strike 2 - Labor intensive

Strike 3 - Needs space around the tables for the cart and procedure.

 

3 strikes, and it is GONE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/21/2019 at 1:03 PM, MrsKC08 said:

I've seen posts and photos that the chocolate dessert buffet still happens in the WJ (most recently reported on Harmony and Symphony reviews I've seen here 

Recently on Adventure they had a Chocolate Buffet Theme night in the WJ during dinner, which was a big selection of cakes and individual desserts, (not all of them chocolate), and you had to ask the servers for them. Left overs were served at lunch the next day 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter Now for a Chance to Win a 7-day Cruise for Two
      • Q&A with InsureMyTrip
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...