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Old August 19th, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I am not going to comment on how the food tasted because that would be too subjective. Presentation was stepped up a notch using different types of plates. Mostly things came out warm to hot when they should have, but I did get a warm apple cake last night that was cold.
They had 5 executive chiefs on board last week instead of the usual 3 to make sure things were prepared correctly. Lots of people from corporate to over see things also. Each dining room had a different style of menu to see which one was preferred.
Any word on if the Liberty will have this new menu? We leave at the end of next month.
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I doubt if you'll have the new menu. It wasn't on the list of ships with a rollout date. Allure and Oasis were listed as the next ships, but that wasn't an announcement from RCI.
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From the list that appeared earlier, it looks like the ships sailing in the Caribbean will be done before those currently sailing elsewhere in the world. We were on the Liberty last March and the food in the MDR was hit and miss, some very disappointing and others fantastic. I look forward to the menu changes when we sail next and I hope that you get to experience the changes too. Good luck.
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I wonder if the NOS will have the new menu when i repos back to NOLA in NOV.?
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I wonder if the NOS will have the new menu when i repos back to NOLA in NOV.?
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That is a very good question!! We shall see in a few weeks when we're on the Jewel. Our son lives on chicken nuggets or grilled cheese, but we always have to ask that they leave the tomato slice off the grilled cheese sandwich.
This is a copy of the newest kids menu that Crusinmama06 posted from her 8/3 Enchantment cruise.


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Ok spent my afternoon adding to what the original posted posted but need help filling in the ?? marks. Please post if you can help


MOJO Menu

Starters

Strawberry Kiwi and Pineapple Medley
Juicy fresh fruit drizzle with sweet-tart lime syrup

Smoked Fish Rillettes
Delicate seafood spread of smoked salmon, mackerel, trout and sour cream garnished with tiger shrimp and garnished with garlic crostini

Eggplant and Artichoke Tart
Red Pepper Hummus, arugula, mascarpone cheese and a port wine-shallot reduction

Toasted Farro and Lamb Broth
With root vegetables

Aromatic Asian Coconut Seafood Soup
Shrimp, bay scallops, calamari, muscles, ginger and lime

Watermelon Pudding
Pistachio dust and mojito foam

Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach with plum tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and toasted sunflower seeds

Main courses

Steak and Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, plum tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, toasted sunflower seeds, sliced New York steak and ranch dressing

Seafood Spaghetti
Bay scallops, crab meat, mussels and peas with a lemon-Chardonnay reduction

Horseradish Crushed Fillet of Atlantic Salmon
? potoato mash, snow peas and a lemon ? blanc and sweet ?

Mojo-Marinated Grilled Pork Chop
Roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli with a cumin orange lime reduction

Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Seasoned vegetables, baked potato and a natural rosemary with jus

Soft Shell Tortillas
Filled with grilled vegetables and served with soy chili

Desserts

Moist Almond Cake
Kirshwasser cherries and raspberry coulis

Carrot Cake
Layered with cinnamon nutmeg cream cheese

Blueberry Peach Crumble
Served warm with vanilla ice cream

Low Fat Mango Pudding
Diced mangos, assorted berries and raspberry coulis

Sugar Free Strawberry Charlotte
Delicate dessert made of strawberry mousse, vanilla sponge and strawberry sauce

SAFFRON Menu

Starters

Shaved Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melon
With Midori yogurt

Bay Scallop Gratin
Melted garlic-herb butter and a black olive breadstick

Oakwood Smoked Chicken Breast
Sliced green apples, toasted walnuts and red grapes with a blue cheese and chive dressing

Traditional Lobster Bisque
Enriched with cream, dry sherry and sautéed lobster pieces

Double Boiled Chicken Consommé
Ricotta-spinach gnocchetti

Chilled Banana and Rum Soup
Tahitian vanilla cream

Roman Vignole Salad
Peas, artichokes, spring onions, sugar snap peas, fresh mint and crispy prosciutto with a warm bacon-balsamic vinaigrette

Main Courses

Grilled Salmon Vignole Salad
Peas, artichokes, spring onions, sugar snap peas, fresh mint and crispy prosciutto with a Dijon-lemon vinaigrette

Shrimp Ravioli
Wilted spinach, creamy thyme and corn with lobster sauce

Pan Fried Fillet of Barramundi
Saffron-infused cauliflower, fondant potatoes, tomato capers. Sulana grapes and a pine nut relish

Roasted Duck
Black current sauce, red sweet cabbage and golden potato croquettes

Carved Filet of Beef Tenderloin
Morel-cr?? Mushroom sauce and creamy whipped potatoes

Artichoke Filled Crepes au Gratin
Fontina cheese. Piave vecchio and mascarpone cheese reduction

Desserts

Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé
Light bittersweet chocolate dessert with espresso sauce

Double Strawberry Cheesecake
Cream cheese, sour cream, Chantilly cheese and strawberry compote

Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon curd on a sweet crust topped with baked meringue

Low Fat Berry Bliss
Berry mousse, low fat yogurt and strawberry JELL-O

Sugar Free Chocolate Pot De Crème
Rich chocolate cream with a sugar-free cinnamon stick

JASMINE Menu

Starters

Spinach Dip
Warm creamy dip served with crispy tortilla chips

Seafood Ceviche
Shrimp, bay scallops ???

Seared Beef Carpaccio
??

New England Clam Chowder
??

Hot Harira Soup
??

Chilled Mango and Pineapple Soup
??

Garden Salad
??

Main Courses

Chicken Caesar
??

Shrimp Gyoza
??

Pan Seared Fillet of Sole
??

Roasted Rack of Lamb
??

Veal Scaloppini Oscar
??

Conchiglioni Pasta
??

Desserts

Two Tone Chocolate Praline Finger
??

Strawberry Kiwi Pavlova
??

Warm Chocolate Cake
??

Low Fat Panna Cotta
??

Sugar Free Chocolate Coconut Terrine
??

PIMIENTO Menu

Starters

Caprese Salad
Fresh mozzarella, sun ripened tomatoes and extra-virgin olive oil

Arancini
Golden fried rice and portabella mushroom balls, garlic spinach and ro?? sauce

Antipasti
Cured Italian ham, dry sausage, boiled eggs, grilled zucchini & squash, olives and seasonal melon

Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup
With rye bread croutons

Minestrone
Hearty tomato soup, mixed vegetables, pasta and ? Romano Cheese

Chilled Strawberry bisque
With mint foam

Insalata Mista
Mixed greens, chrisp zucchini, sweet bell peppers and black olives

Main Courses

Shrimp Insalata
Mixed greens, chrisp zucchini, sweet bell peppers and black olives and a garlic shrimp brochette

Lasagna Al Forno
Baked layers of egg pasta with beef bolognese and cream sauces

Tiger Shrimp
Balsamic potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Chicken Marsala
Sautéed chicken scaloppini, Marsala mushroom sauce, buttery mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables

Grilled Veal T Bone Steak Al Pepe Verde
Provolone-potato bake, broccoli, carrots and green peppercorn sauce

Eggplant Parmigiana
Pan fried breaded eggplants, Pomodoro sauce, fresh basil and mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Desserts

Sticky Bread and Butter Pudding
Carmel sauce and vanilla ice cream

Tiramisu
Creamy mascarpone cheese, espresso marinated lady fingers and a hint of Kahlua liquor

Dessert Sampler
Moist rum chocolate cake, vanilla cheesecake and elderberry mousse with strawberry jelly

Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Cake
Soaked figs and apricots with raspberry sauce

Sugar Free Strawberries Romanoff
Grand Marnier and cinnamon marinated strawberries, vanilla ice cream and a coconut chip

SHIITAKE Menu

Starters

Creamed Wild Mushrooms
Flakey puffed pastry, sautéed wild mushrooms, cream and herbs

Royal Seafood Salad
Crab, shrimp, lobster sensation with ? slaw and a citrus drizzle

Duck and Port Wine Terrine
Smoked duck, prosciutto, mixed baby lettuce, shaved Anjou pear, homemade brioche and red current port syrup

Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup
Cilantro oil drizzle

Double Duck Consommé
Aged port and julienne vegetable

Roasted Peach Soup
Peach and strawberry garnish

House Salad
Boston and oak leaf lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, and sunflower seeds

Main Courses

Snow Crab Salad
Assorted lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes and snow crab meat and legs with Thousand Island dressing

Three Cheese Tortellini
Sautéed mushrooms and mascarpone cream sauce

Fisherman's Plate
Broiled lobster tail, garlic shrimp and seasonal vegetables

Braised Beef Duo
Short rib, beef shoulder and Carolina yellow stone grits with a red wine-beer sauce

Thai Chicken Breast
Mild red curry, edamane and shiitake sauce, bok choy and steamed rice

Soy Meatballs
Mexican inspired lentil chili and taco chips

Dessserts

Grand Marnier Souffle
Traditional dessert with Grand Marnier-vanilla sauce

Ivory Chocolate Mousse
Silky white chocolate mousse and marninated berries

Baked Alaska
Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream in a baked meringine

Low Fat Angel Food Cake
Bananas, caramel cream, sweet apricots, vanilla sauce

Sugar Free Coconut and Lychee Semifreddo
Layers of soft sponge cake with coconut and lychee ice cream

BASIL Menu

Starters

Summer Fruit Medley
Pineapple, papaya, mango, kiwi, strawberry, coconut and pistachio yogurt

Crab Cake
Meaty crab cake, corn and peppers and snow pea slaw with basil aioli

Smoked Duck Breast
Orange and fennel salad with Cointeau-citrus dressing

Cream of Mushroom
Mushroom, cream, cheese and chives

Fish and Tomato Chowder
Spiced rockfish and vegetables

Chilled Honeydew Melon Soup
Splash of Midori Liquor and strawberry salsa

Arugula and Bosc Pear Salad
Walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and Cabernet dressing

Main Courses

Arugula and Bosc Pear Salad ( yes the same only larger)
Walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and Cabernet dressing

Orecchinette Pasta
Short rib ragu with shredded parmesan

White Miso Brushed Cod Fillet
poached with vegetables in dashi stock

Surf and Turf
Petit Filet mignon, baked jumbo shrimp, green beans and onion-thyme braised potatoes with Hollandaise sauce and a red wine reduction

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Ham and cheese-filled breaded chicken, rice peas-pilaf, seasonal vegetables and ligonberry relish

Greek Vegetarian Moussaka
Chunky tomatoes, onions, feta cheese and oregano salsa

Desserts

Jaffa Cake
Dark chocolate and orange parfait with amaretto-lemon sponge cake

Rum Baba
Traditional yeast cake soaked in run and served with vanilla ice cream

Cherries Jubilee
Warm Kirschwasser Cherries, vanilla ice cream and roasted almonds

Low Fat Strawberry Trifle
Angle Cake, low-fat cinnamon yogurt and fresh strawberries

Sugar free Red Berry Tart
Delicate, flakey pie crust, sugar-free vanilla pastry cream and fresh red berries

POMODORO MENU

Starters

Eggplant and Kalamata Olive Tartare
Tomato coulis and garlic crostini

Pan Seared Sea Scollops and Chorizo
Cauliflower purée with a crispy pancetta and herb crumble

Spanish Tapas Plate
Assorted cold cuts, Manchego cheese and a Spanish potato friattia

Lentil and Rosemary Soup
Maltagliati pasta

French Onion Soup
With a Gruyere toast

Chilled Pineapple and Lychee Soup
Malibu-scented cream and toasted coconut

Tomato and Baked Feta Cheese Salad
Arugula, red onions, Kalamata Olives and a balsamic vinegar reduction

Main Courses

Tandoori Chicken Salad
Julienne cucumber, fried pappadams and cilantro with a yogurt dressing

Rigatoni Pasta
Prosciutto-Chardonnay wine sauce and a grated Piave cheese

Fish, Seafood and Chips
Battered Cod fillet, sea scallops and shrimp, minted peas, mashed potatoes and a remoulade sauce

Roasted Turkey
Apple bread dressing, cider gravy, creamy rutabaga mash. Brussels sprouts, carrot sticks and a tart cranberry sauce

Rosemary Lamb Shank
Hericots verts, carmelized pearl onions, roasted pumpkin and a Caberent jus

Sweet and Sour Premium Vegetarian Chicken Chunks
With Jasmine rice

Desserts

Williams Pear Chocolate Crisp
Smooth Williams pear cream, chocolate crunch and a chocolate reduction

Key Lime Pie
Tangy lime curd, baked pie shell and a candied lime and vanilla sauce

Frozen Strawberry Souffle
Refreshing frozen desserts with fresh strawberries

Low Fat Warm Apple Dome
Rum-raisin custard, flaky puff crust and vanilla ice cream

Sugar Free Key Lime Slice
Tangy, sugar-free key lime custard, sponge cake and berry sauce

Classic Menu available daily

Starters

Shrimp Cocktail
Served chilled with spicy-sweet royal cocktail sauce

Escargot
Tender snails drenched in melted garlic herb butter

Simple or Classic Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, shredded parmesans and croutons

Linguini Pomodoro
Fragrant tomato, onion, garlic sauce tossed with al dente pasta

Angus Beef Sliders
On a tomato brioche with steak fries and tarragon aioli

Broiled Fillet of Atlantic Cod
Served with chefs choice of vegetables

Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
Natural Jus and assorted vegetables

Aged Hand Cut Manhattan Strip Steak
Grilled to order and served with garlic-herb butter and seasonal vegetables

Desserts

BBB Crème Brulee
Bailey’s Irish Cream-flavored crème brulee with caramelized bananas

Chocolate Sensation
Espresso sponge, chocolate truffle mousse and almond icing with a chocolate glaze

Cheese Plate
Daily selection of cheese with artisan figs, dates and dried apricot bread

Main Lobster 24.95
Broiled, grilled or steamed. Served with drawn butter or fresh garlic herb butter

Surf and Turf 34.95
Maine lobster and a juicy 10oz Chops Grille filet of beef

Chops Steak 14.95
10 ounces of thick and flavorful tenderloin

Above premium entrées include a choice of mashed potatoes, baked potato, rice and a vegetable of the day.

Pictures of Menus with descriptions
http://s654.photobucket.com/albums/u...bum_view_click
It’s on slideshow so you have to hit the pause button at the bottom right to get it to stop and go picture by picture.

Once we have the blanks filled in I will start a new thread with the full menu.

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Lobster is now listed under the "Celebrate Cravings" section and is available each night for $24.95. The price includes drawn or garlic butter, mashed or baked potato, rice and vegetable of the day. Surf and Turf and Chops Steak are also listed for an additional charge.

Escargots is available every night and is listed under the "Starters" section near the bottom above the Simple and Classic Caesar Salad, which is also available every night.
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The $24.95 lobster has been around on a few ships for a while. This is a Maine lobster, and is not the same as the lobster that has been part of the Fisherman's Plate entree.

The Fisherman's Plate entree is still listed on the new menu, so I don't think anything has changed with regard to lobster.
If looking for a tail vs tangling with a whole lobster, which above dish(es) to order
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Just off Freedom today...

The whole Maine lobster is not anything you need to tangle with....it comes already cracked and pulled from the shell for you..your waiter then brings the drawn butter. It is seasoned just right and cooked to perfection...loved it!

The Surf and turf is also pulled from the tail for you , as is the fisherman's plate. Your waiter comes right to the table and pulls the meat out for you.
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If looking for a tail vs tangling with a whole lobster, which above dish(es) to order

Hi, keishasshahdow-

my above response was to this post!!
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we sailed the first week and my grandson (11yrs) enjoyed, pizza and chicken nuggets and they had mac/cheese. Picky eater so he went between the 1st two idems-very good. adult menu very good-lots to choose from
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With the second week of new menus "in the books" I wonder if the menus were different the second week? Would appreciate comments from those that were there for week 2.
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With the second week of new menus "in the books" I wonder if the menus were different the second week? Would appreciate comments from those that were there for week 2.
Wasn't there, I get on Freedom on the 26th, but I don't see them changing at all that soon. If there are "issues" with the new menu, they still need to determine if they are :

A> Related to working out the kinks in preparation, cooking, serving, and the waiters really knowing the menu. Issues here are simply solved with practice and minor behind the scenes adjustments - not changing the menu.

B> Related to people not liking a particular menu item. One week isn't enough to determine that, you need a few weeks to reliably determine that.
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some how i'm not as excited about these main dinning room chnages as i was about 4 or 5 weeks ago when the news first came out...i can't even find out if the Navagator of the Sea's will have it by the early part of March...i called RCCL over the weekend to see if i could get anything out of anyone and all that they said was to check with our tavel agent...kind way of saying we don't know and stop calling here...oh well...i'm not a picky eater any way...still better than what i'm eating at home...

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With the second week of new menus "in the books" I wonder if the menus were different the second week? Would appreciate comments from those that were there for week 2.
Just got back from a great week on the Freedom and having cruise withdrawal!

The menus that OP posted are the same as we just had. As people realize, food is subjective, etc. and I am not a picky person at all, but the food was tremendous, IMO. We were a group of 4 and enjoyed the food and service tremendously in the MDR. Escargot available every night as an appetizer (along with Caesar salad and shrimp cocktail). Also, NY strip, pasta, fish, chicken available nightly along with a few desserts (creme brulee, and others)

Some options that our party enjoyed were the Mojo pork chop, lamb chops (4), Veal T-bone steak!, filet mignon (sliced), surf and turf (petite filet w/ shrimp), seafood platter (6 oz tail and shrimp), braised beef duo (short ribs and shoulder), roast duck, fish and chips (w/ scallops and shrimp). These are just some of the great options that were available.

The menus themselves were an experiment in that each level of the MDR has a different menu format. We had a multi page book which our waiter wasn't a fan of. He felt the one page menu, similar to the past, would be the one that would end up being the "winner". The other option was a tri-fold menu.

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We were on FOS for the 8/5 & 8/12 B2B cruises. I was especially excited about the timing of the new menus because my entire family joined us for the 8/5 cruise. Several of them have cruised before, but none with Royal Caribbean. We love Royal and wanted it to be really special for the family.

A few of my family members live in Chicago and always find the most amazing restaurants. They really appreciate good food, and I was so happy to hear that they enjoyed the MDR dinners. There were 13 of us with a wide range of preferences, and everyone found items they liked.

I love seafood and order it most of the time, but even I ended up ordering something else a couple nights because it sounded so good. I was never disappointed.

Someone had asked earlier if the savory bites were still available, I don't remember seeing the answer so I wanted to let you know they were in the breadbasket every night.
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do they baked potato every night?

also what kind if fish is served every nite?

thank you

i thought all the fleet served the same menu each and every week

how long will this menu be out for?

anyone have a johnny rocket menu?

also are they still using the potato pancakes for breakfast?
i miss real homefries but no shiop seems rto make them any more
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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some how i'm not as excited about these main dinning room chnages as i was about 4 or 5 weeks ago when the news first came out...i can't even find out if the Navagator of the Sea's will have it by the early part of March...i called RCCL over the weekend to see if i could get anything out of anyone and all that they said was to check with our tavel agent...kind way of saying we don't know and stop calling here...oh well...i'm not a picky eater any way...still better than what i'm eating at home...
I wouldn't hold my breath on getting the new menus because the ship is redeploying to Asia following this season. Hence, if they change the menus, it will probably be tilted to the Asian market so why change them now just to change them again. Just speculation, not based even on any rumors.

On the "maybe we'll get lucky side" (I'll be on the trans-Atlantic to Rome), I haven't heard anyone talk about a different set of menus on the Voyager that re-deployed to Asia last year following the season out of NOLA that what we had going over. I know they were the same as far as Dubai.

I'm just hoping they will be on the Mariner when we do the TA in November 2013. We are on the Mariner TA November 2012 but I have no hope on that one.

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Just got back from a great week on the Freedom and having cruise withdrawal!

The menus that OP posted are the same as we just had. As people realize, food is subjective, etc. and I am not a picky person at all, but the food was tremendous, IMO. We were a group of 4 and enjoyed the food and service tremendously in the MDR. Escargot available every night as an appetizer (along with Caesar salad and shrimp cocktail). Also, NY strip, pasta, fish, chicken available nightly along with a few desserts (creme brulee, and others)

Some options that our party enjoyed were the Mojo pork chop, lamb chops (4), Veal T-bone steak!, filet mignon (sliced), surf and turf (petite filet w/ shrimp), seafood platter (6 oz tail and shrimp), braised beef duo (short ribs and shoulder), roast duck, fish and chips (w/ scallops and shrimp). These are just some of the great options that were available.

The menus themselves were an experiment in that each level of the MDR has a different menu format. We had a multi page book which our waiter wasn't a fan of. He felt the one page menu, similar to the past, would be the one that would end up being the "winner". The other option was a tri-fold menu.

Hope this little info helps everyone. Any questions, please ask.
Thanks. Very helpful! We will be on Freedom in 2 weeks and are excited to try the new menu ourselves. Good luck with overcoming cruise withdrawal. Best cure is to book another cruise....
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Thanks everyone for all the info. I've got 102 days to go, but who's counting, and I can't wait. Sliders and creme brulee here I come.
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