When you go on a cruise, one of the big things that a ship is judged on is its food. Quality. Quantity. What’s included; what's not and so on. Recently, I was on the Celebrity Beyond for an Eastern Caribbean sailing to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Usually I tend to stick to the included offerings for dining. The Oceanview Café (the buffet offering) is always good for me for breakfast and lunch, as is the four separate dining rooms, each of which offers the same dinner menu rotation, but also include dishes from the area of the world they represent; Normandie being French, Cosmopolitan being Continental, Cyprus being Greek, and Tuscan being Italian.
The animation portion of the show matches up to the main menu, so you actually see your dish being prepared and then it is served by your waiter. There is an alternate menu to choose from if you don’t want to have any or all of the courses however, the animation doesn’t match this alternate menu. I was fine with three out of the four courses that were served and only substituted one course, and I am a fairly picky eater.
Le Petit chef was a great experience and certainly charmed everyone in my group. This is a great idea for a special occasion, or a celebration. Children will absolutely love this dining experience, but may not be comfortable with the menus. I would like to see alternate menus substituted in every so often, so it is a new and fresh experience each time.
At $55 per person plus gratuity, this isn’t a cheap night out, but between the quality of the food and the presentation of the show, I think that for a special occasion, this is a great and unique dining experience for everyone in the family!