Friday, May 8, 2009

Seabourn Odyssey - Dining Options

Seabourn has just posted a sort of update on the dining venues on the new Seabourn Odyssey. 

I previously had mentioned them in my February 9, 2009 article Seabourn Odyssey - Some News About Public Spaces, but here is the latest and greatest:

On Odyssey, The Restaurant will be open-seating, just as it is on Pride, Spirit and Legend, and will feature a fine-dining setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While The Restaurant can accommodate all guests, you frankly wouldn’t expect to see everyone there, because of the delicious alternatives available.

All the way aft on Deck 8, The Colonnade is a more casual, indoor/outdoor option. For breakfast and lunch, Colonnade will offer Seabourn’s signature array of prepared hot and cold specialties, but they have done away with the classic buffet line and instead will offer different sorts of dishes from several positions around the room. Cooked-to-order items will be available at yet another location. Dinners at Colonnade will feature themed menus served at table, restaurant style.

Just forward of Colonnade, Restaurant 2 has its own permanent location in which to serve the innovative small-plates tasting menus.  These are really fun, because you are served 12 to 15 different small portions, each one just a few bites. They are presented with creativity such as a first course being served in a martini glass or the soup poured from a French café presse. Each “course” is paired with a wine. It’s open nightly for dinner, by reservation.

Brand new on Odyssey will be the Patio Grill. Situated poolside on Deck 8 midships, it will offer tempting, freshly baked pastries and coffee in the morning. As mid-day approaches, irresistible aromas will waft from the on-site pizza oven, and the grilled specialties being prepared for lunch. Weather permitting, this will also be a wonderful place to enjoy an alfresco grilled dinner under the stars.

Between all of these venues, there are more than 700 seats available for dinner every night on Odyssey, and that’s for just 450 guests.

On top of all this, you have the option of ordering from Suite Service around the clock.  During dinner hours you may order from The Restaurant menu and having your dinner served in your suite or on your veranda!

In addition, should all those dining venues not be sufficient, Seabourn will, as always, being offernig cookies and snacks at the Sky Bar, pastries and sandwiches at the coffee bar in Seabourn Square, and afternoon tea in The Club!