As always Royal Caribbean takes the lead when it comes to cruising. And on Quantum of the Seas Royal Caribbean has done just that where dining is concerned, by introducing Dynamic Dining. This is dining with a difference, where there are no set times to dine, no fuddy-duddy formal nights – just do as you please flexi times and so many more options. 18 of them to be precise.
So what’s the difference between Dynamic Dining and traditional dining you may ask? Well at Royal Caribbean they have been quick to note that guests like flexibility when it comes to dining, and they want variety, so Quantum of the Seas as well as Anthem of the Seas will cater to that and the main dining room will be replaced by five new venues that serve unique cuisine and so you can have a choice of different menus every meal, and for those who still subscribe to the ‘formal’ dinners, that too will be available at the Grande every night! So the guest is really in charge of what he wants to eat, with whom and what he wants to eat.
With 5 full service restaurants where guests can dine on complimentary meals there is a lot of choice.
Chic — this is where one will find contemporary cuisine at its best. With the freshest of ingredients being used and sauces and dips made from scratch (never from a bottle!), one might almost forget one is dining at sea.
American Icon Grill — if you are craving comfort food then the American Icon Grill is where you should head. From gumbo to fried chicken and clam chowder, it doesn’t come more classic American that that!
Silk — want to try something Pan Asian? The menu here features the flavours of the Far East as also India and the food is as exotic and inspired as the places. Sesame crusted tuna, Vietnamese pho chicken, crispy samosas from Indian shores, Thai fried chicken wings – the menu will take you down the Spice Route for sure!
Coastal Kitchen — for an exclusive meal, suite guests can a fusion gourmet meal of California and the Mediterranean region. From Sea Bass Ceviche Seared Scallops and a classic grilled Filet Mignon accompanied with the best of Californian wines, this is a gastronomic journey worth exploring.
The Grande — for those who still believe that a cruise should include formal dining every night, the Garnde caters to them. Reminiscent of a bygone era where the décor matches the menu, where classics like Sole Almondine and Chicken a l’Orange find their place on the menu card, the Grande is every bit as grand as its name, in the opulence of the setting and where your meal is a blast from the past with its timeless dishes.
Royal Caribbean has tied up with well known chefs to give guests a gastronomic feast while on board their Quantum class ships. So, besides Johnny Rockets, Izumi, Chops Grill and the Chef’s Table, get ready to sample Jamie Oliver and James Beard award-winning chefs that cook up fabulous meals just for you. So the new additions are:
Wonderland– At Wonderland it’s a serendipitous journey, almost like Alice’s when she stumbled down the hole! Every dish is a discovery with a theme running through from earthy dishes to fire and ice. Come and discover Gazpacho Cones, Tempura Salmon and Arctic Equator Chocolate to name just a few eclectic dishes where taste is with a twist!
Jamie’s Italian – Rustic Italian fare at its best can be found at Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant on board. Jamie is passionate about his food and that comes through in the handmade pastas, his tried and tested recipes that have his guests in raptures. From cured meats, freshly made risottos and tempting cheeses, the menu swings from lamb lollipops and prawn linguine to the ever popular carbonara and lasagna.
Michael’s Genuine Pub– A gastropub at sea? Royal Caribbean’s brings on board James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, who offers pure and simple no-fuss food and drinks made with quality ingredients from the best artisanal producers. At Michaels they believe that food should not be a complicated affair, so with that philosophy in mind, the food and drinks here take it to the next level.
Devinly Decadence– Located at the Solarium Bistro, Devinly Decadence serves food for the health conscious and all designed to be under 500 calories. Its fresh, its healthy and its upscale. The very best of healthy dining at sea with celebrity chef Devin Alexander making sure that the food is high in flavor and low in calorie.