We only ate lunch in the dining room once because it was a bit of a hassle to change into nice, clean clothes just to eat lunch. That's one of the liberties of eating on the Lido Deck - you can walk right up to the deli in your swimsuit! It was fun getting dressed up for dinner, though!
The Caesar salad was tasty, but then again, they always are. I also tried the Mixed Garden and Field Greens. This salad was a flop because they forgot the dressing and I had already eaten it before our server came back.
Both of these salads were Carnival Classics, which means they were available on the menu every night.
The most unique appetizer we tried was the Escargots Bourguignonne: Burgundy Snails in Garlic Butter with an Infusion of Chablis and Pernod. I only sampled a bite, but in my opinion,, the texture was similar to mushrooms. Austin's comment was that the dish was very buttery.
The best entree award goes to the Double-Cut Chops of New England Spring Lamb. This was my first time to try lamb, and it certainly was a great first impression!
Other entrees included the Supreme of Chicken ala Greque and Broiled Pike Perch with Panko Crusted Green Beans and Fried Rice.
Pork Tenderloin with Panko Crusted Green Beans and Fried Rice. Grandpa shared a bite of his pork tenderloin with me and it was delicious!
Dessert makes me happy! Especially when chocolate is involved.
I could have eaten the Black Forest Gateau with Vanilla Ice Cream every single night, if I'd had the choice! Cherries and dark chocolate are soul mates!
Baked Alaska was a special treat. I enjoyed the chopped pieces of fruit on top!
There were a couple of desserts my mom would have loved: Cinnamon Bread Pudding and Poached Pear "Belle Helene" drizzled with chocolate and served with a scoop of ice cream.
One more dessert, as if I needed it! Cherries Jubilee, along with a couple of [unpictured] stolen spoonfuls of Warm Chocolate Melting Cake to satisfy my chocolate craving.
I discovered a new breakfast favorite while I was on the cruise ship. Stewed bananas served warm with Belgian Waffles.
You have no idea how upset I was when I found out they ran out of bananas on the cruise ship! Sadly, I only got to eat this once. I will definitely be attempting to make stewed bananas again at home.
The Cinnamon French Toast was my second-favorite breakfast item. I tried the Stewed Blueberries and Strawberries on the side, but neither were quite as good as the Stewed Bananas. Can you tell I'm still pouting about the bananas? My conclusion was that the french toast was best with syrup!
This concludes my review of the Sensation Dining Room. My overall score is an A+. I loved the food and I am inspired to try to re-create some of the items we tried on the cruise!
Does anyone have a recipe for stewed bananas? If so, you'll be my new best friend!
Austin said his Grandma used to make stewed bananas, so I'm hoping that maybe someone in his family has a recipe for them. Otherwise, I'm going to just start Googling recipes!