Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vacation Recap #4: Two Nights in Parrot Cay

For Days 2 and 3 of our cruise, our restaurant was Parrot Cay, a Caribbean Island Grill House. It was bright, colorful, and once again, we were seated in the middle of the room, which gave us access to all of the happenings around the room.

It was also here where we celebrated Pirate Night, and I don't think we could've been at a better restaurant for it! Pirate Night has an exciting and fun themed menu, followed by an awesome show on the Pool Deck, where Captain Mickey saves the ship from Captain Hook and the rest of the Pirates. 

Official Pirate Night Picture, Complete with Ears
Dinner that night was fun, but the food left something wanting. My Appetizer, the Pirates Pot Stickers, was wonderful, plus I got the Drink of the Night, which was the Captain's Treasure: Absolut Mandarin, Peach Schnapps and Orange Juice. Nice and fruity. I'd drink it for breakfast on vacation.Complete with Collectible Light Up Glass, and Jolly Roger DCL Design.

Truthfully, I haven't taken it out of my bag yet.
For my soup, I opted for the Conch Chowder, which tasted just like Clam Chowder. Not too shabby, really.

Now, I will be totally honest, but I didn't care much for the seafood in my Entree. I got the Treasure of the Seas Grill Shrimp and Seared Scallops with Pasta. The pasta and sauce were good, but the shrimp were split in two in their shells and grilled, which made them difficult to remove from the shells. Also, not sure what was up with the scallops, since I don't normally eat seafood, but there were bits of grit in with them, which grated against my teeth, and made eating a little unpleasant. But the pasta and sauce were wonderful. 

For dessert on Pirate Night, once again, I got the Sweet Temptations (I'm nothing if not consistent). This time, they consisted of Floating Island (Meringue, Vanilla Anglaise, and Marinated Fruit), Fruit Cobbler, and Rum Soaked Chocolate Cake. All delicious, and all eaten up.

The Cobbler was my favorite. I love Streusel!
The second night of Parrot Cay, I don't have food pictures for (I think I used dad's camera that night, though I don't know why). For my Appetizer, I had the Baked Crab Martinique, which was a cheesy crab dip served with tortilla chips and plantains. I absolutely adore plantain chips, and they were fantastic.

For my next course, I believe I had the Asparagus soup, which had lump crab meat in it. I don't normally eat crab, or almost any seafood, but when I'm on vacation, I like to have fun with food and try new things, although this soup wasn't new to me. I had it on the Disney Dream at the Enchanted Garden (Still my favorite DCL restaurant).

My Entree was a lot of food, but it was delicious and worth it. I had the Mixed Grill, which consisted of Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Lamb Chop, Bacon Wrapped Sausage, and Jumbo Shrimp with Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Tomato and a Mushroom Sauce. Delicious, but I was wary of eating dessert after that.

I barely had room for dessert, but I definitely rose to the occasion. The Parrot Cay Sweet Temptations was probably my favorite. All favorites. We had Creme Brulee Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue Pie, and Chocolate S'more Vanilla Cake. So, so declicious!

Wish I had some of those pictures to share, but my stomach just couldn't wait for it. 

I think I only had one faux pas, food-wise. Next time, I'll listen to myself and get the Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi, which I had at the Enchanted Garden on the Dream. Still the best fish I've ever had. 

More to come soon! We still have Triton's and Beach Blanket Buffet, as well as the Fast Food shops on the Pool Deck to review! 

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