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Old January 27th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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I know I will get alot of static on this topic but I wish the cruise ships in the dining room would quit making the meals so "fru Fru" that mean too fancy. It is alright to have some of the entrees that way but does everything have to have some kind of sauce on it. When I want a good piece of meat I don't want it covered with a bunch of sauces or alcohol. I guess I am your meat and potatoes person. The waiters always seem to be annoyed with me when I tell them I don't want any sauce on my entree. We should have the option of which way we want our meal with all the sauce on not.
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The waiters always seem to be annoyed with me when I tell them I don't want any sauce on my entree.
As you might have guessed, the meals aren't made to order (not to say they shouldn't be). Many of the meals are made en masse. I think meat is one of the few things made to order in regard to rare to well done.
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Hi Evie,

You can always ask to have the sauce on the side-----in a separate dish.

I don't care for many sauces either.
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Most of the cruiselines will offer a chicken and or steak dish every evening in case the main entre's don't interest you and you can simply order without the sauce, etc.
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I know I will get alot of static on this topic but I wish the cruise ships in the dining room would quit making the meals so "fru Fru" that mean too fancy. It is alright to have some of the entrees that way but does everything have to have some kind of sauce on it. When I want a good piece of meat I don't want it covered with a bunch of sauces or alcohol. I guess I am your meat and potatoes person. The waiters always seem to be annoyed with me when I tell them I don't want any sauce on my entree. We should have the option of which way we want our meal with all the sauce on not.
Evie... I think most people like to try unique taste experiences, especially new and unusual combinations of foods, like meat in a fruit-based or cheese sauce. But I also agree with you.

Plus - some cruise lines do it better than others :-)

If you food is good, you don't mind the fru-fru
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Many cruise lines do make meals to order AND you can order without sauce. I often will ask for a totally different sauce than is on the menu and usually have no problems with that if the ingredients are handy.
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I would much prefer well-prepared, simple food to the gourmet fare that they serve now. I would just once like to be handed a menu on a cruiseship that reads like one from TGIFriday's, Applebee's or Sizzlers. Just simple, everyday foods without the fancy sauces and the fancy names. And it has always frustrated me to no end that I cannot seem to get a good steak or a good chocolate dessert on a cruise.
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The Radisson Seven Seas Voyager is converting one of its specialty restaurants into a TGI Friday's for most of the World Cruise. They found that people do ocassionally crave home cooking, especially after a few months at sea. Of course, it is easier, in that Carlson owns both Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and TGI Fridays.
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Marc.. I find that pretty funny. TGIFs on Radisson. And it's a weird world we live in if TGIFs is considered "home cooking".
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One of the highlights of cruising for us is the dining experience. Being able to try new, exotic and gourmet foods that i can't get at home unless i want to go the hoity-toity really expensive restaurant in town. We call it adventures in dining. I can go to Appleby's or the 99 any day of the week.
Most cruise lines offer plain choices of pasta, chicken, beef every night. If you don't find something on the menu that pleases you.
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If you don't want the fru-fru, just go to the buffett!

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If you don't want the fru-fru, just go to the buffett!

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Right on brother!!

Leave the fancy dinners alone, this is a real treat for us and nobody is required to eat there.
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I cannot seem to get a good chocolate dessert on a cruise.
I have had plenty - which cruise lines do you cruise on? I will tell you Princess once had a streak many years back where all their chocolate tasted funny, like there was not cocoa butter in it. Almost artificial.

But have you ever seen Holland America's chocolate buffet? yum!

Celebrity has some very good chocolate cakes dusted with cocoa powder. And they do a chocolate souffle in their specialty restaurants that is "to die for" - and they were the first to do it. (I think all the lines offer one now).
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