I mean, the sea has "roads", right? I'm hoping so! Anywho, I am a veteran cruiser, Carnival is perhaps the only line I strategically avoid, BUT, that said, I ended up on this one and it WAS AMAZING.
Simply from the food stance, we were able to do the Chef's table, all I can say is wow. For Carnival, I was WELL impressed, certainly above and beyond anything I was expecting. We were able to do a galley tour w/ assorted amuse, champagne, prior to being seated into our own private room off of the main dining room. Every course, over the 8 courses, was accompanied by the Sommeliers choice of wine, a Chefs debriefing of the plate, and overall, was just really impressive and an awesome dining experience at a mere $75 per head. . . I know first hand, I would have done the same food/quality, for double that, NOT including wine. A real bargain, and again, super impressed as everything was fundamentally correct.
Chorizo stuffed Date, Piquillo Sofrito
kalamata w/ Parmesan Core, Candied Orange Zest
*EDIT* Img warning from the site, only 8 allowed, view full set to see this course. . .
Focaccia, Mascarpone Cream, Prosciutto Crudo
Langoustine & sundried Tomato jam fritter
Tomatoes "Our Way"
Tuna Bahn Mi: lemon Bread, Sesame Crisp, Miso Cream, Avocado Gel
Cornish Hen: Sous vide, Citrus jus, Parmesan & Balsamic Caviar
Soup & Salad: Spinach, Green pea Puree, Turnip & Apple Bisque, Beet Ribbons
Salmon: Herb pesto, Cured tomatoes, carrot, Mushroom earth, Condensed Beets, Citrus Streusel
Wagyu: Short Rib, potato pebbles, pumpkin Fudge w/ Tomato Dust
Dessert: Chocolate at 88F, Pistachio, Mango, Carrot Cake, Mascarpone Cream, Guava & Caramel Praline
View the full set here:
Chef's Table 2013 - a set on Flickr