Sunday, May 8, 2011

Carnival Magic: Food For All Tastes

One of the best reasons to go on a Carnival Magic cruise is the dining experience. There are more cuisine choices than ever and everyone should find dishes to satisfy their taste, not to mention the opportunity to try something new. For me, that would be the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake, a favorite that’s offered every night in the dining room, and a new presentation of escargot in the Prime Steakhouse.

The cruise line’s latest specialty restaurant, that debuted here aboard Carnival Magic, honors Carnival’s Italian heritage—their captains are all Italian and most of their ships, including Carnival Magic, are built in Italy. Cucina del Capitano is an option for lunch (complimentary) and dinner (which carries a $10 cover charge). At lunch the hostess gives you a listing of pasta types, sauces, and add-ins to select from when you arrive. After designing your own pasta dish, it’s prepared and served to your table. At dinner, the menu features made-to-order Italian favorites developed by the company’s executive chef and four chefs de cuisine who spent three weeks in Italy on a research trip where they trained and ate with some of Italy’s finest chefs. Many of the Italian specialties were selected by Carnival’s captains and are served in a relaxed family-style setting where framed photos of the captains, their families, and the line’s ships are displayed on the walls.

Carnival Magic’s 24-hour pizzeria deserves special mention and ranks with Cruise Diva as the best pizza at sea. A short (ten minute) wait delivers a fresh out of the oven personal pan pizza with your selection of toppings. In the Marketplace buffet restaurant you'll find everything from the Mongolian Wok to a huge salad bar to the deli where excellent paninnis are prepared on the spot.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shortly I will be on my first ever cruise aboard the "Magic" travelling all the way from New Zealand. Some comments I have read didn't credit the food on board Carnival ships very highly. However your blog has left me looking forward to eating onboard now. thanks for all the great blogs about the "magic"