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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:17 AM
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Default Food Glorious Food... What is your favorite?

Ah ... food glorious food. I have always loved the food on Carnival. However, on my last cruise I LOVED the food.

I think it is great that the dining room dinner menu now has a side with selections that are available each night. On prior Carnival cruises the menu totally changed each night. I love trying new foods. But.. there were times I just ordered to order.

I like being able to have my shrimp coctail every night or a steak if it pleases me. And... OH the .. Chocolate Melting Cake... is a chocoholics delight.Yum

I love the night were lobster is on the menu too.

What do you recommend?

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The chocolate melting cake tops my list of favorite items in the dinning room.
DW casts her vote for the ceaser salad. The first night of our last cruise she let our waiter know it was a standing order to have a ceaser salad ready for her. I think every night it was there when we sat down.
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The chocolate melting cake tops my list of favorite items in the dinning room.
DW casts her vote for the ceaser salad. The first night of our last cruise she let our waiter know it was a standing order to have a ceaser salad ready for her. I think every night it was there when we sat down.
Oh I like your DW's idea. I think I'll do that. Love the ceaser too. I never thought about telling the wait staff that I wanted something every night... except for my Ice Tea and lemon. Even at the Pizza Parlor on the Lido. I'll stop in and get the chicken ceaser. yum.
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As a chef, I enjoy most all foods. I encourage folks to try things they have never had as they might just enjoy it. And a cruise is the perfect place to do so. They seem to have a large selection, and if you don't like it, you can send it back for something else and no bill, no harm, no foul.
So, order your favorites, but try something else also. My wife and I are looking forward to our first cruise in four weeks, and I cannot wait to sample the fare.
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Although I loved the chocolate melting cake, it was actually my THIRD FAVORITE Dessert - Love all of the desserts but these are my favorites...

Bitter and Blanc (dark and white chocolate gourmet bread pudding)
Tiramisu
Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

There was a soup on our last cruise that was wonderful. I was afraid I may not even like it at all but it was my favorite appetizer the entire week. I never can remember what type but it was a bean soup - navy bean soup maybe Anyway, I agree that all diners should be daring and try things out of the ordinary for you...you may just love it (and if not, send it back).
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I love the warm chocolate melting cake--had it every night!!!! I also tried the key lime pie and I am sure I had an out of body experience while eating it!!!!!

I love seafood, so lobster night is my fave night. I had no appetizer, but two helpings of lobster (with jumbo shrimp and a yummy rice/muchroom dish!).

I went to the chocolate buffet (Conquest class and up) on my last cruise and tried five of the desserts--oh my, heavenly or what!!!! Chocolate, choclate, chocolate, and more chocolate!!!
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I LOVE the cold chilled soups and have a different one every night

I allow my waiter to chose my menu every night..I just tell him/her what I DON'T want (which is very little) and let him/her surprise me..as a "safety net" my GF will make sure whatever she orders will include something she knows I like (which is just about everything)

I also tip my waiter every night after the meal (instead of waiting untill the last night), so the arrangment works out very well for me
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I love the seafood you get in the dining room. Oh and the rack of lamb Oh my it is easy to try new things because if you don't like it you just ask for something else. That is why I like having the choices that are available every night.

Oh I forgot to mention before the Grand Marnier souflet... yum.
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My fave was the Mahi Mahi

We are really looking forward to the new menu... hoping to see some more modern and different dishes over the traditional.
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stuffed mushrooms (new)
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On our last cruise, I took pictures of what we ate each night - you might gain five pounds just from reading about it on my blog :-)

My favorites though were the escargots, pumpkin soup (yum, yum - my daughter decided to try it - and then I never got it back!), and the blanc and bitter bread pudding.

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ooo Stuffed Mushrooms... what are they stuffed with. I love the stuffed mushrooms at Red Lobster.. Are they like that or better? yum
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On our last cruise, I took pictures of what we ate each night - you might gain five pounds just from reading about it on my blog :-)

My favorites though were the escargots, pumpkin soup (yum, yum - my daughter decided to try it - and then I never got it back!), and the blanc and bitter bread pudding.

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Great blog. I enjoyed reading it and seeing all of the wonderful food pictures. Thank you. :-)
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What's not to love?? It would be easier for me to write a list of the food I did not like. With the exception of hamburgers and sushi I like about everything they serve.

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I love the strawberry bisque and the baked alaska
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huffca-thanks for starting this thread, I am really enjoying it. I just can't wait to try some of the great food everyone is talking about
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I love the strawberry bisque and the baked alaska
Ooo Strawberry bisque is it served cold? I love having victorian type tea parties. And sometimes during strawberry season I'll make a cold strawberry soup to serve as a starter. I'll look for the strawberry bisque on my next cruise.
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huffca-thanks for starting this thread, I am really enjoying it. I just can't wait to try some of the great food everyone is talking about
You are welcome Minnie Mouse. I love hearing about people's favorites. I always hear about something I had never tried or seen. Like the strawberry bisque... I'm looking for that the next time.

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I recommend everything!

Here are a couple of pictures:
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There is a new chef in town, so the menus are changing some.[/url]
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Goodness how does one choose?

1. Smoked Turkey in Mushroom Cream over Farfalle (no longer offered!)

2. Choc. Melting Cake

3. Cherries Jubillee

4. Pasta Carbonara

5. Seafood Newburg

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Goodness how does one choose?

1. Smoked Turkey in Mushroom Cream over Farfalle (no longer offered!)

2. Choc. Melting Cake

3. Cherries Jubillee

4. Pasta Carbonara

5. Seafood Newburg

And the list goes on and on....
yum to all except the first selection I never tried. double youm for the chocolate melting cake :-)
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1. Smoked Turkey in Mushroom Cream over Farfalle (no longer offered!)

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I think I liked that one -would get as a started instead of a main course. Did that one have green peas?
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I love the strawberry bisque and the baked alaska
Ooo Strawberry bisque is it served cold? I love having victorian type tea parties. And sometimes during strawberry season I'll make a cold strawberry soup to serve as a starter. I'll look for the strawberry bisque on my next cruise.
Yes it is served cold. They also have a divine peach bisque. Yummm!
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Here are a couple of pictures:
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There is a new chef in town, so the menus are changing some.[/url]
Oh my gosh........I'm starving now!!! That does it, going downstairs and make me a grilled cheese (big deal, right?).
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For me, the Grand Marnier Souffle and the Creme Brulee are the best. I also enjoy trying the different fish dishes.
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Not much I don't like, but the escargot is one of my favs. Always get at least two!
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OH MY the food is to die for.......

There are so many wonderful items on the menu that I would not have even thought about ordering unless on a cruise.

The pork chops are terrific. The lobster was so gooooood It was served with shrimp. The side dishes that come with the main courses are great also.

I must agree with the chilled soups....AWWWWWWW

That is why we always go to the main dining room for dinner.....Lido is for breakfast and lunch.

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On my last cruise the best menu item was the ribeye steak it was so juicy and tender. My hubby's favorite is the creamy mushroom soup.

I also discovered what I like about cruising to Italy there is a lot of walking and stairs at the Vatican and in Venice (no cars). I didn't gain any weight on my last 14 day cruise.
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