Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Azamara Journey PrimeC Dinner

When writing my columns the past few days, I thought about sharing some of my favorite cruise moments.  

Celebrating a special event, with friends and family, in a specialty restaurant is one of those moments.

Azamara Journey
Dinner Experience

While on our 12-Night West Indies Cruise on Azamara Journey, we celebrated my birthday at the PrimeC specialty restaurant.  It was a fabulous dining experience (and the food was great too).  If you've never dined at a specialty restaurant onboard a ship, I highly recommend it.   You will pay a surcharge to do so, and the cost varies by venue, but the service and quality of food will leave you wondering why you hadn't done this before.

As with dinner in the main dining room of the ship, you'll have the opportunity to select from a menu that consists of Soups & Salads, Starters, Entrees, and Desserts.   The difference between PrimeC's menu and that of the main dining room is that it never changes during the course of the cruise.   

Soups & Salads

My husband and I had different soups with our dinner.   I selected the Wild Mushroom Soup (left) - Porcini Dust & Poppy Seed Twist while he selected the Three Onions Onion Soup (right) - Gruyere Cheese Gratin & Onion Tart.    Both of these soups were fabulous - we could have easily made a meal by asking for another bowl.


Several starters sounded really good on the menu, but our waiter suggested two of his favorites which we decided to try. The Macadamia-Nut Crusted Tiger Prawns - Orange-Horseradish Marmalade and the Chicken Lollipops - Crisp Waffle Potatoes, Trio of Sauces were both excellent choices. Again, if we ordered another helping, we could have skipped the main course.

We always find that when we follow the waiter's recommendations, we can't go wrong. Fortunately, the waiter spaced out the various courses so that we had a little time to rest before continuing.

Main Entrée

Dinner selections were difficult once again, so we presented out options to the waiter and let him help us make up our minds.   My husband opted for the Broiled Cowboy Bone-In Rib Eye Steak  - Zucchini & Squash, Crisp Onion Rings, Baked Potato and Condiments.   I on the other hand went for something a little smaller:  Sauteed Filet Mignon - Steamed Broccoli & Garlic Mashed Potatoes.


Once again we couldn't decide on what to have for our final course.   In honor of my birthday, the waiter had brought me a small birthday cake and the staff sang happy birthday to me.   Since we wanted to try some of their desserts, they wrapped the cake up in aluminum foil so that we could save it for later.

I'll leave you in suspense ...  to see what we had for our dessert, you'll have to check out my Prime C Restaurant  photo album on Facebook.

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