Dynamic Dining is a new world of culinary exploration that will be found onboard Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum Class vessels. They say it is ‘dining at sea reimagined, to give you more distinct options and the flexibility to shape your own delectable journey’ via one of the 18 possible options. Sounds interesting, right? There have been mixed reviews about the Dynamic Dining concept but I wanted to take a closer look and see exactly what will be on offer.
American Icon Grill
American Icon Grill is the classic American road trip of the culinary world. A stylish eatery showcasing the very best in comfort foods. Guests can enjoy dishes like New Orleans Gumbo and Southern buttermilk fried chicken all in the welcoming environment of natural landscapes.
American Icon Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is complimentary. Dress code is smart casual.
CHIC is at the height of contemporary cuisine where the freshest ingredients of the wild are evolved for a modern palate. Here one can enjoy beef rib eye, lamb chops and Mediterranean sea bass just to name a few. CHIC is sophisticated and inviting and one dining area that is sure to have you visit several times.
CHIC is open for dinner and is complimentary. Dress code is smart casual.
The Grande Restaurant
You are cordially invited to discover a few timeless classics. The Grande is a luxuriant nod to a bygone era, when dining was a time honoured ritual and you dressed up for an unforgettable evening. From beef wellington to roasted scallops and sole almondine – the world’s classic dishes come together at Quantum Class’ most elegant restaurant.
The Grande Restaurant is open for dinner and is complimentary. Every night is formal night here.
Silk promises to be a vibrant tapestry of pan-Asian flavours as diverse and nuanced as the Far East itself. Available dishes include teriyaki steak, ginger and sesame on crusted tuna and sake-glazed salmon. Silk is a dining experience inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cooking and I have to say I love the sound of it!
SILK is open for dinner and is complimentary. Dress code is smart casual.
Wonderland was certainly created with Alice and the rabbit in mind and is said to be a place where imagination brings to life a true feast for the senses. Find your element – wind, fire, ice, water, earth or dreams – and enjoy a small or shareable culinary fantasy. Sriracha eggs appear in a plume of smoke and magical elixirs whisper “drink me”. This is certainly another favourite for me, probably the dining experience I would opt to try first!
Wonderland is open for dinner and there is a small cover charge. Dress code is smart casual.
Coastal Kitchen is EXCLUSIVE to suite guests and fuses Mediterranean influences with California’s farmlands. From pacific coast favourites like sea bass ceviche, to Med inspired flavours like Serrano ham, whipped goat’s cheese and roasted grapes. Coastal Kitchen really is a dining experience offering the freshest ideas and ingredients.
Coastal Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is complimentary for suite guests. Dress code is formal.
Michael’s Genuine Pub
Food and drink. It doesn’t have to be so complicated. That’s the philosophy at Michaels’ Genuine pub. The first American gastro-pub at sea, from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but done well it can be truly exceptional.
Michael’s Genuine Pub is open for lunch and dinner and is A La Carte. Dress code is casual.
This is the one I know you have all been waiting for! Jamie Oliver, one of Britain’s most famous chefs brings that Italian flare to sea in Jamie’s Italian. Here, dishes are handmade using seasonal ingredients and tried and tested recipes. Antipasti favourites like Tuscan bean bruschetta precede delicious pastas made in-house every day including Pumpkin panzerotti and Prawn linguine. Plus more main courses, small plates, a gorgeous selection of grills and tempting desserts.
Jamie’s Italian is open for lunch and dinner and there is a small cover charge. Dress code is smart casual.
As well as a selection of new speciality dining venues, Quantum Class will also offer some Royal Caribbean favourites. Chops Grille serves fine cuts of steak and seafood in a contemporary setting, while at Izumi order sushi rolls and sashimi or cook your meal ishi-yaki style, on a hot rock placed at your table. In the evening the Solarium pool transforms into a fine dining bistro with healthy yet indulgent meals, and for a truly exquisite dining affair, try Chef’s Table, where no more than 16-guests enjoy a five course meal presented by the Executive Chef.
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner – Small cover charges apply. Dress code is smart casual.
Laid Back Options
When it comes to laid back meals and snacks there will be plenty of choice aboard the new Quantum Class. Windjammer Marketplace invites you to explore the world dish by dish. The Café at Two70° offers a variety of sandwiches and soups. Sorrento’s offers authentic Italian pizza. SeaPlex Dog House of course offers yummy hot dogs. Grab a light bite at the Café Promenade or settle in to a 1950’s-style American diner at Johnny Rockets.
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch and dinner – Complimentary. Dress code is casual.
So what do you think?
Personally I think that all of the above sounds very exciting! I am a very picky eater (although in my own defence I am getting better) but I am confident I would find at least one dish in every venue that would make my taste-buds explode. At first I wasn’t sure of the idea but we now have a convert right here! 😉
Info courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.