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L'Ibiscus (Main Dining Room)
L'Ibiscus (Main Dining Room)
L’Ibiscus is the upper main dining room, open for dinner only with fixed formal seating at 6.15pm and 8.30pm (subject to change depending on the ships itinerary).

It seats 714 guests and is located on deck 6 of the ship.

The left hand side of the menu offers American and vegetarian dishes whilst the right hand menu comprises of Italian dishes. Examples of dishes on offer include warm Mediterranean seafood salad, pea soup, smoked Salmon and shrimps, Greek salad, pumpkin risotto, fillet of beef with mushroom sauce, fish in lemon breadcrumbs, cheese plate and desserts such as cheesecake, ice cream and tiramisu.

Vegan choices are also offered (such as vegetarian strudel and Boca burger) whilst 'always available' options include soup, Caesar salad, pasta Bolognese, chicken breast, beef steak, or salmon served with French fries, baked potatoes, or vegetables of the day.
Villa Borghese (Main Dining Room)
Villa Borghese (Main Dining Room)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Villa Borghese is the ship's lower main dining room located on deck 5 and accommodating 720 guests. The restaurant opens for breakfast and lunch (both of which are open seating) and fixed seating dinner where guests are allocated fixed either early or late seating (either 6.15pm or 8.30pm approximately and subject to change depending upon whether the cruise is in America or Europe) at set tables each night for the duration of the cruise.

The breakfast menu served from around 7.30am to 9.30am offers a selection of eggs cooked different ways, omelettes with a variety of fillings, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, cold meats, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, pastries, bread, cheese, smoked salmon, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit juices along with a special of the day.

For Lunch (served from around 12.00 to 2.00pm) a three course menu is served with a selection of starters (such as green pea soup with croutons, cheese croquettes, Greek salad), Main Course (for example beef fillet with rocket lettuce and pecorino cheese, chicken with pasta, red mullet with seasonal vegetables, hamburgers and fried calamari), a Special Dish (such as oven baked pasta with cheddar cheese or Chilli con carne) and Desserts (including a selection of fresh fruit or, for example, mini chocolate parfait, cheesecake and ice cream).

Examples of a dinner menu are as follows:

Nicoise Salad
Selection of salami and cured meats

Seared fillet of salmon
Cannelloni stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach and parmesan cheese
Grilled Tuscan style beef

Cheesecake with fresh fruit and coconut sauce
Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit

Vegan choices are also offered (such as vegetarian strudel and Boca burger) whilst always available options include soup, Caesar salad, pasta Bolognese, chicken breast, beef steak, or salmon served with French fries, baked potatoes, or vegetables of the day.
4 Seasons (Italian)
4 Seasons (Italian)
Select Dining Venue (à la carte Cover Charge)
4 Seasons is Orchestra’s à la carte restaurant situated aft of deck 13 offering panoramic sea views with seating for 250 guests.

Open for dinner only and with reservations recommended, the Italian inspired menu provides guests with a wide range of pasta, seafood and steak dishes with examples as follows:

Tuna tartare, swordfish carpaccio and steamed king crab $9.50
Warm polenta timbale with creamed stockfish, black truffles and parsley sauce $9.00
Guinea fowl breast stuffed with foie gras $10.00

Onion soup with cheese croute $5.00
Cream of cannellini bean soup with mussels and prawns $7.50

Assortment of fresh salads with condiment of choice $3.50

Pasta and Rice
Tagliolini pasta with lobster sauce $14.00
Vermicelli pasta with carpet-shell clams and cherry tomatoes $9.50
Risotto with shrimp tails and zucchini $12.00

Special Cuts from the Grill
Grilled T-bone steak (32oz for two people) $37.00
Beef Tenderloin (8oz) $16.50
NY style steak (10oz) $14.50
Rib eye steak (12 oz) $18.50

Halibut roll with crab meat $12.50
Roast rack of lamb with pistachio crust $14.50
Seared beef tournedos (8oz) $16.50
Eggplant parmigiana $10.00
Sauteed King Prawns $23.50

Banana crème brulee $4.00
White Chocolate Parfait with pistachio sauce $4.50
Trio of Cheesecake $5.50
Caribbean sundae coconut ice cream $4.00
Fresh fruit platter $4.00
Shanghai (Asian, Chinese, Thai, Indian)
Shanghai (Asian, Chinese, Thai, Indian)
Select Dining Venue (à la carte Cover Charge)
Shanghai on deck 7 is a small intimate speciality à la carte restaurant seating 68 guests and serving a range of dishes from Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese delicacies, examples of which are as follows:-

Hot & Sour Soup ($5.00)
Ming Combo - 4 Pieces of Dim Sum ($6.00)
Tang Combo – 16 Pieces of Dim Sum ($25.00)

Chicken and Rice ($7.00)
Cantonese Style Sweet & Sour Pork ($8.50)
Stir Fried Beef with Bamboo Shoots ($9.00)
Mu Shu Pork ($9.00)
Stir-Fried Beef in Oyster Sauce ($10.00)
Prawns in Black Bean Sauce ($10.00)
Garlic Scallops ($10.00)

Fried Ice Cream ($6.00)
Rice Pudding with Candied Fruit ($5.50)
Banana Spring Rolls ($6.00)
El Sombrero Bar (Ice Cream Bar)
El Sombrero Bar (Ice Cream Bar)
El Sombrero on deck 13 by the pool serves additional charge gelato ice cream in a wide variety of flavours from vanilla, chocolate and coffee to pistachio and lemon. (Complimentary soft scoop vanilla or chocolate ice cream in a cone is available from the buffet restaurant on deck 13).

Prices range from:
€1.50 for a small cup of ice cream
€2.50 for a large cup or cone of ice cream
€3.90 for a smoothie such as mango smoothie
€5.30 for a banana split dessert

La Piazzetta (Self Service)
La Piazzetta (Self Service)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
La Piazzetta is the ship's buffet and pizzeria. It is located on deck 13 with seats for 349 guests.

Open from 6.30 to 7.00am for an early birds coffee, the breakfast buffet with a range of stations from eggs to fresh fruit, cereals and yogurts to cold meats, cheeses and breads is served from around 7.00am to 10.00am.

The lunch time buffet opens from around 12.00 to 2.30pm with food on offer ranging from salads, pastas, carved meats and fish to cheeses, breads, burgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches and desserts.

The pizzeria section opens from around 3.00pm until around 7.00pm and a dinner buffet is served from around 7.00pm, with a scaled down selection remaining on offer until around 3.30am.
Children’s Menu
Children’s Menu
An example of food on offer on the children’s menu is soup or pizza, pasta (such as spaghetti Bolognese or carbonara), fish in tomato sauce, hot dogs, burgers or omelettes served with fries or vegetables and desserts including ice cream, jelly or dessert of the day.
MSC Happy Dinners
MSC Happy Dinners
Newly introduced to MSC Cruises is MSC Happy Dinners where children select a meal from the kid's menu which is served whilst the adults are enjoying their first course. Once the children have finished their meal specialised Kid's Club staff collect them to have fun with friends whilst parents enjoy the rest of their meal.

There is no charge for this service and parents simply need to register their children in advance.
MSC Fun Time Dinners
MSC Fun Time Dinners
An alternative to MSC Happy Dinners, youngsters can opt for Fun Time Dinners where they dine in a separate specially decorated area of the buffet restaurant, watched over by the entertainment team before departing to the Mini or Junior Clubs where parents can collect them from once they have finished their own meal.

Three of these events are themed into Welcome Party, Italian Party and Farewell party.

Accommodating children from the age of three to eleven, Fun Time Dinners are complimentary and parents simply need to register their children in advance.
Room Service
Room Service
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A complimentary continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and toast with tea and coffee is served between 7.30 am and 10am (just complete doorknob menu and place outside door before 2am.

For the rest of the duration of the day, a range of snacks are available via room service for a small fee with examples as follows:

Soup of the day €2.25
MSC Club Sandwich €3.10
Cooked Ham and Cheese Sandwich €3.00
Mozzarella with Tomatoes €3.10
Salad Nicoise €3.00
Mixed Cheese Plate €2.60
Fruit Plate €2.60
Dessert of the day (such as Chocolate Dessert) €3.10

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