THE PRESIDENT'S COUNTDOWN: 3 Days to Marina's Maiden Voyage!
Only 3 days remain until Marina's Maiden Voyage, and as I mentioned yesterday, we are dining in and fine-tuning each of the restaurants. If you've followed the countdown at all, you can probably imagine how much I've been looking forward to this part. Today we dined in Jacques, and as I know there has been a lot of anticipation leading up to the debut of this restaurant, I wanted to share with you the first preview of Jacques' menu. Above you see a selection of meats from Jacques' show rotisserie. The rotisserie itself is a work of art, done in gleaming glass and brass, not to mention the culinary creations featured within. You see the rotisserie menu to the left along with the sauces and sides offered.
Below you see all of the delicious hors d'oeuvres on the menu, followed by the soups and salads. As you can probably guess, Pauline is serving the Crème de Potiron, a scrumptious creamy pumpkin soup.
Of course, each entree is likewise exquisite, and you know that a French bistro bearing Jacques Pépin’s name is going to feature fabulous pastries. I no longer need search the French ports of call for the perfect pastries, as I can now enjoy them onboard. Maybe now I'll get around to visiting a few more museums!
I'll end today's post with one more shot of Jacques' lovely interior. Fine dining is not only about delectable cuisine, it's also about an elegant yet comfortable ambiance, and as you can see, Jacques has it all.