Chefs Table - You have to try this!

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Chefs Table - You have to try this!

Many popular cruise lines now offer a unique opportunity for guests looking for a rare and memorable dining experience not offered anywhere else on the ship.  On our recent Grand Princess cruise to Alaska this experience was called "The Chef's Table".   We were among 11 passengers selected to participate in multi-course meal that was personally designed, directed and prepared for us by the Executive Chef, David McDonald Greves.  

The cost was rather steep at $95 per passenger, but it was well worth it.  Prior to dining, Chef Greves gave us a personal tour of the Galley and he spent much of the evening at our table introducing each course.  The Chef even prepared the main course table side.  

The night started with us meeting the Maitre d'Hotel , Luigi Moretti and we were asked to wear white jackets for our tour of the Galley.  Another sanitary feature required us all stopping at the hand washing station as we entered the Galley.  

The menu included plenty of hors d'oeuvres, served to us in the Galley, which was accompanied by champagne.  Afterward, we were seated at a private table in one of the main dining rooms. Our servers made sure that our wine glasses were always filled with specially selected wines. Including the main course which included Maine lobster, carved beef tenderloin and sea scallops,  we enjoyed five other delectable courses- two of which included artfully designed and very tasty desserts.  Everything was extremely well prepared and the service was outstanding.  We also received a personalized, autographed copy of the Princess cook book along with a complimentary photo taken with the chef and each one of the ladies received a lovely red rose.  

I highly recommend this experience to everyone.  Please keep in mind that space is limited, so be sure to inquire as soon as you board. 
Steve Millay, ACC


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