Since I’m on a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise I thought I would share some of the dining experiences with my readers who follow my food stories.
Eating is a big part of the cruise experience. For the most part, your meals are included in the price of the cruise ticket, except for specialty restaurants.
You tend to spend a decent portion of each day wondering around sampling the various included food options at the buffet, dining room, and other eateries.
Today, I will be sharing impressions of the embarkation day lunch on Carnival Panorama featuring Jalapeno Cheese Fritters, Pescado Rodrigo, Chipotle Grilled Chicken, Pumpkin Enchilada, Frijoles Negros, and Cheesy Potatoes Nachos.
Sail-away lunch menu
- Jalapeno Cheese Fritters were stuffed with cheddar and jack cheeses, pico and jalapeno.
- Pescado Rodrigo- Baja style marinade, crisp grilled fish, green salsa and lime
- Chipotle Grilled Chicken-spatchcocked, chipotle rub, finished with a honey lime glaze
- Pumpkin Enchiladas were overstuffed with pumpkin and veggies with cheddar on red chili gravy.
- Frijoles Negros- slow cooked black beans, garlic, tomatoes, green chilis, cilantro and spices
- Cheesy Potatoes Nachos- seasoned crisp roasted potatoes, in homemade queso fundido, pico, sour cream and green onions.
Now THESE are the flavors I’ve been searching for! Recently I posted about two Mexican restaurants Carnitas Express & Green Onion. Carnitas Express wasn’t fit to eat and the other, Green Onion -is about as good as it gets around my home area.
The most glorious vegetarian enchilada I’ve ever tasted. Seriously, this one had me moaning in a good way!
The ribs were excellent also, so flavorful and tender. The chicken seasoning was just right, beans, jalapeno cheese fritters, and the crispy fried potato chip nachos were great sides.
The whole offering was excellent. I had a small salad on the side loaded with carrot chips and other toppings.
It was a great first eating experience and kick off to what is sure to be seven days of gluttony. Stay Tuned!