Monday, July 31, 2017

Chef's Table Carnival Cruise Lines

I just returned from a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival Liberty.  I had a wedding group on board, and sailed just to make sure everything went smooth.  My family has sailed on Carnival many times, and on Carnival Liberty once before.  It is one of our favorite ships, so we were looking forward to sailing her again.  This cruise was just my husband and I.

Our Menu for the Evening

As many times as we have cruised, we have never eaten at the Chef's Table on any cruise line.  I convinced my husband to do it on this cruise.  He was not too thrilled with me at first, but after participating, we are so thrilled with our decision to do so!  It was an amazing experience from start to finish, so here is my recap!

We met a representative in the Lobby bar at 6:00pm.  She had champagne for us.  There were only three couples for this night, so it was a nice intimate group.  I believe they will take up to twelve people at a time.  A chef came to meet us and whisked us away.  We went through the main dining room and into the galley.  Here we were served four different appetizers.  They were beautiful and delicious.  These are items that you cannot find in any dining room or on any menu.  And the champagne kept flowing here as well.

Beef Carpaccio on Air Pillow, Chocolate Bacon, Apple Ribbons

Double Cooked Lamb, Tapioca Chip

After our appetizers, we went over to the pastry section where a pastry chef gave us an example of how to make Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake.  Now, if you have ever sailed Carnival, you know the dessert I am talking about!  After this demonstration, we were taken into a private room for the rest of our experience.

We sat at our table, and were presented incredible dish after dish.  Each one was carefully explained and presented beautifully.  With these portions, you had a choice of red or white wine.  They do take into account any food allergies, or any foods that you do not eat.  I had decided that I would try things I normally don't eat for this experience.  I was not disappointed!

Beet Blanket

Crab Stack

Duck Textures

Bisque Our way

Sea Bass

Wagyu Beef

Pastry Chef

We were finished around 9:00pm, and completely satisfied and full.  I enjoyed this experience so much, I will most likely try to fit it in on each cruise we do.  On this cruise, it was a  $75 per person cover charge, plus tax and a 15% gratuity added.  I cannot tell you how worth it this was.  It is a definite must do on your next cruise!

If you would like more information, please feel free to reach out to me.  You can get me by phone, 321-735-0202 or 888-882-5793, or by email.

Happy Sailing ... and Happy Eating!

Kathy Freer
Dream Vacations Freer & Associates