Cruise food series time! After a full week on the Disney Fantasy and lovely warm weather, I can’t help but be slightly sad that I’m back in the snow. Fortunately, I have a ton of food pictures to share. I’ll be breaking them down by day and writing a bit about each plate or picture. The food was fantastic on the cruise and I hope this cruise food series will convince some foodies to choose Disney Cruise Line for a future vacation. Let’s get started on day one:
Our dining room for this night was Animator’s Palate (my favorite of the three). For those who don’t know, DCL has rotational dining. You always dine in a different dining room each night (rotating between 3).
This photo may not have been necessary, but I really enjoyed this napkin.
I also loved the journal looking menu! Each night had a fairly large variety of choices for dinner (3-5 appetizers, 3-5 soups and salads, 4-5 main meals, 4-5 vegetarian dishes, and 4-5 desserts). Another bonus, you could order as many plates as you wanted (but believe me, 1 appetizers, 1 soup, 1 main dish, and 1 dessert was MORE than enough)! Now, getting to the food:
My appetizer was a black truffle pasta (I don’t have the exact name of the dish, but you won’t miss it when you look for it on the menu). THIS WAS AMAZING. It was definitely one of the top 3 dishes of the cruise and set the bar high right from the start.
For my main meal, I decided to go on the healthy side with a shrimp/egg/arugula/cucumber salad. Although it was tasty, I would probably not order it again. The shrimp were only mediocre, thus making the salad nothing special. On the bright side, I felt really good for eating well (that is until dessert).
Oh the amazing Mickey ice cream bar. This .. is bliss! Everyone loves these and I highly recommend not passing on this (even if you’re an adult). You can get them with or without the sprinkles and sauce (although I’m a huge fan of the sprinkles). These bars were available every night at dinner, as well as through room service.
Shirley Temple .. every night at dinner! I couldn’t help myself - they are the perfect vacation drink. I gave up soda a while ago, so this was a nice cruise treat :) I know I won’t be seeing these delicious drinks until the next tropical vacation.
Here is the final picture of this post .. an overview of the Animator’s Palate dining room. It’s beautifully decorated and the animated interactive screens are amazing for both children and adults! If you loved the movie finding Nemo, you’ll really enjoy this one of a kind dinner.
Stay tuned for day 2 … coming soon :)