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Grand Pacific (Main Dining Room)
Grand Pacific (Main Dining Room)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Grand Pacific Dining Room (aft of deck 6 and seating 558 guests), is open for Breakfast, (8.00am to 10.00am) Lunch (12 to 1.30pm) and Dinner (5pm to 10.00pm). It is one of the ship's two main dining rooms serving a multi-course menu of freshly prepared cuisine.

All dining on Norwegian Cruise Lines is freestyle (no fixed times or pre-assigned seating).

Breakfast offerings include eggs cooked to order, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, French toast, cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, sausages and bacon.

The Lunch Time menu provides guests with a three course menu comprising of Appetizers, Soups and Salads, Entrees and Desserts with dishes such as Goat’s Cheese and Pancetta Quiche or Split Pea Soup to start, BBQ Pork Ribs, Pasta or Sandwiches for mains and Warm Peach and Blueberry Cobbler or Ice Cream for dessert.

The menu for dinner offers a choice of two options, one being Classic Selections which are served everyday such as Mexican Mushroom and Cheese Tortilla Crisp, Garden Fresh Salad or Onion Soup for starters, mains of Grilled New York Strip Steak, Braised Lamb Shank and Penne Pasta and desserts ranging from Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake to Cheesecake or Bread and Butter Pudding.

The second option on the menu is the chef’s signature specialities which change daily with dishes such as Prosciutto with Melon and Figs or Black Bean Soup, Grilled Sirloin Steak or Poached Cod and Lemon and Ginger Custard or Carrot Cake to finish.
Magenta (Main Dining Room)
Magenta (Main Dining Room)
Magenta is the ship's second main dining room open for dinner only from 5.30pm to 10pm and seating 306 guests.

Located midship on deck 6, the menu is the same as Grand Pacific with dishes such as Broccoli Soup, Sea Scallops or Greek Salad for starters, baked Chicken Breast or grilled New York Strip Steak for mains and Carrot Cake or Cheesecake for dessert. The Daily menu includes a selection of healthy light choices.
Le Bistro (French)
Le Bistro (French)
Select Dining Venue ($20 Cover Charge)
Le Bistro, located on deck 6, is the ship's additional charge reservation only French dining option with paintings adorning the walls and serving both modern classical and contemporary French fare.

Open from 5.30pm to 10.30pm, a cover charge of $20 per person applies to this 104 seater restaurant (children aged 4 to 12 can eat free from the kids menu or half price from the kid’s speciality menu). Reservations can be made either at the reservations desk on deck 7 in the Crystal Atrium where menus are displayed or via the reservations phone number.

Menu examples are as follows:

Appetisers, Soups and Salads: Grilled Asparagus, Escargots in Garlic Herb Butter, Cream of Four Mushroom Soup

Meats & Seafood: Salmon Fillet, Grilled Swordfish, Coq au Vin, Grilled Beef Tenderloin

Desserts: Profiteroles, Crème Brûlée, Ice Cream, Crepes Suzette.

Bistro Specials are also available for an additional $10 per person charge as follows:
Fruits de Mer, 32oz Premium Golden Angus Rib Eye Steak and Butter Roasted Lobster Tail.

During the day Le Bistro hosts wine and cheese tastings (fees apply).

A full sample menu can be found here.
Norwegian's Chef Table
The Chef's Table dining experience features a nine-course, upscale menu consisting of unique and contemporary creations using the highest quality ingredients and sophisticated cooking techniques. Each course is accompanied by wines that are specially paired by a Master Sommelier.

The two-and-a-half hour experience starts with a reception where guests enjoy a glass of champagne with the ship's Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Director, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Maître d' and Head Wine Steward. Guests are then invited to take a group photo before sitting down to begin their meal in an intimate restaurant setting. The Executive Chef describes the first two courses: an Amuse Bouche
‘Molecular Gastronome' consisting of Spherical Mango, Vodka & Jalapeno Ravioli and an Orange-Wasabi Glazed Ahi Tuna Tartar with freshly-baked Sesame Crisp.

Courses one and two are accompanied by the Master Sommelier's paired wine selection. Asparagus Cream is served for course three, followed by the fourth course, a Short Crust Tartlet and Grapefruit and Moscato Granite is served as course number five. As the Executive Chef describes the ingredients and technique used to create the courses, the second wine selection is served and guests are invited to ask questions about the dishes.

The sixth course comprises of a Plantain- Crusted, Pan Seared Sea Bass accompanied by Mango, Papaya & Avocado Salsa and Lobster Veloute and a Milk-Fed Veal Chop with Anna Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach and Truffle Veal Jus is served for course number seven. A cheese platter filled with an assortment of gourmet cheeses is served as course eight and course nine, dessert, offers a choice of either a Yogurt-Mousse Dome with Lychee Raspberry Crème, Hazel Sablee and Lime Vanilla Reduction; or a Chocolate Log with 'Spiced' Dark Rum, Infused Banana and Cocoa Mousse.

This dining experience has a cover charge of $89 per person, including gratuities, a behind-the-scenes galley tour, one group photo and an individual photo with the Executive Chef. The Chef's Table is limited to 12 guests per experience and is offered once per cruise.

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