To say I love good food is an understatement-I never realized how much I am into great meals until we met the Traveling Director of Specialty Dining on our recent cruise on the new Celebrity Reflection. He called me a "Foodie!" Now, I have written about food in the Hudson River Valley (two publications while I was teaching at West Point) and won the most creative cooking award in a cooking contest for Monterrey Life Magazine, but no one ever called me a "Foodie" before, although it fits! So here is a "Foodie" take on the great dining of the Celebrity Solstice Class Ships-let's savor it together.
I would be remiss if I did not first tell you that the food and service in the main dining room is excellent-it is so good that I often found myself wanting to eat there and at the specialty restaurants on the same night-a feat my advanced age and expanding waistline no longer need-oh for my younger days in the military when I could eat two meals in a night and not gain weight!
There are six Specialty Dining Venues on Solstice class ships available to all guests for a nominal fee.
Two, the Bistro on Five and the Poarch serve breakfast and lunch type menus. The Bistro at Five is an upscale yet casual atmosphere with a menu that features crepes, sandwiches (especially pininis) soups and salads. This may be the best keep secret on the ship-at lunch you will often see off duty ship officers eating here-it's that good. Click on this link to see our photos on Pinterest. The Poarch is an outdoor version of this concept on the upper deck-al fresco dining. I enjoyed some Belgium waffles and Anne had a breakfast panini-what a way to start the day! To see some awesome pictures, Please click on this link.
Murano is named for the Venetian island where master glassblowers created works of arts of works but on the Solstice class ships, they create delectable, elegant food. We had the chateaubriand for two-a really savory meal. Here is the link to see this elegant dining establishment.
The Tuscan Grill is a steakhouse with an Italian flair. It features rustic and hearty dishes with an awesome wine list. We have eaten 3 times on two different ships-it is awesome. We have had steaks, shellfish, pasta and deserts to die for--when you see some of the foods in our pictures it will make you want to go right now! Here is the link for the Tuscan Grill.
The Lawn Club Grill is an outdoor grill with a killer menu-you make your own pizza, then you grill a steak or seafood-or you can have the grill masters do it for you. What could be better-a real lawn (on a ship), grilled food and great people and you can cook or just sit back and let them cook for you-unique and great food-they even have lobster mac as a side dish-no kidding. Here are some great pictures of the Lawn Club Grill.
The most unique dining venue is Qsine-you start out ordering from an I Pad menu and the food is served in the most unique presentation you will ever see! The portions are served in boxes, mini grills or silver bullets-its wild! The food matches the presentation. Luckily the waiters will help you decide because there are so many choices. Check it out to learn more about this fun dining establishment.
There is one other specialty restaurant, called "Blu" but it is only available to AquaClass guests. It is a more healthy approach to dining. Here are some neat pictures about this great dining room.
Food is an art at Celebrity and everyone is proud to make the best possible meals for your pleasure. We have sailed on 3 ships for close to a month's worth of time and can tell you the food alone makes the journey a great experience.
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