I've heard rave reviews about the brisket in the MDR on Carnival Vista and I know "Lobster night" is supposed to be good. Any favorite dishes you've had or heard of that we shouldn't miss?
Favorite Vista MDR Items?
I've enjoyed French Onion Soup on just about every cruise I have been on, and I've probably done around 50 so far. It must be pretty easy to make well, it is very popular and typically an every day menu item.
I think, with all due respect, you aint gonna miss anything by figuring that out for yourself. what I like from one MDR to the next, or one specialty to the next, wont be what YOU have a taste for. I think you;ll find that each ship can differ, depending on the skill of the chefs. Sometimes, Guest Services will have the menus available for you to look at anytime, even for the week in advance. They usually have certain standards to choose from, every day, plus certain specials for the day. If they're available, go to GS embarkation day and ask for them. it'll help you decide where to eat, and what specialty restaurants might be interesting . If you haven't made reservations in advance, it might be a good idea to do it ASAP after boarding. with 100 or so of your newest friends helping over your shoulder. Bear in mind that the early shows aren't conducive to a leisurely dinner.
what good is a great meal if you don't have time to enjoy it..or it arrives a few minutes late and you have a show to go to? we do as much as we can in advance...granted, we have some grip on what we're doing...every cruise, we watch people lost, confused, wandering, staring at the menus posted outside various venues, ...we probably spend less and enjoy it more, but what do we know?
The company and atmosphere is what makes a good meal great. There a few meals I enjoy but not gaga about like filet of salmon, grilled flat iron steak ending with a dessert like bitter 'n blanc.
Amazing how the same stuff has different frou frou names depending on the cruise line. We make an attempt to try things we don't normally eat, or can't get around here, but we don't pretend to like things we don't...not at this stage of our lives, cruising and otherwise. NOTHING beats a well prepared cut of steak...or wings at midnite with appropriate fluids...We have had entire cruises and never went to the buffet. (otherwise known on some ships as JURASSIC PARK)...
I love the Mahi-Mahi and hope they have it on the Vista. I also try to try new things, but that is the one item i look forward to when i cruise.
There is a chicken strip and noodle dish.... DELICIOUS!!!
Almost every night I have the shrimp cocktail. I really enjoy the gazpacho, but it isn't always on the menu anymore. My default item is the salmon, which is now available every night on most Carnival ships; sometimes nothing else on the menu fits my hungry at that minute. But as the others have mentioned not all items are equally good on all ships (even within the same cruise line). In fact not items are equally good on the same ship at different sailings.
AuntPinkie we have the shrimp cocktail every night too!
And Im willing to bet one of the most favorite appetizers is that big ol bowl of standing shrimp..on almost every MDR on every ship, everywhere.. We're guaranteed to order it several times per cruise. then, on the drive home, we usually stop for a Chinese buffet on the way..(true professionals that we are).and get....lots of shrimp...…including fried....course the ones on board are way better...they ought to be considering ….gotta keep my cardiologist in business....its a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it!!