A couple of months before our sailing I booked reservations at Nick and Nora’s Steakhouse on the Carnival Miracle. We elected to dine there the first evening to take advantage of the free bottle of wine offered that evening.
We had one snafu which had unfortunate results. S2 didn’t join us for pre-dinner cocktails and was going to meet us at the restaurant for dinner. We told the hostess he’d be joining us but unfortunately couldn’t see the check in stand from our table. He never arrived and later on we found out he gave my husband’s last night for the reservation and I had made it under my name. They didn’t check cabin number and so he left without finding us. 🙁
There’s an option to buy any wine for 50% off instead of getting the free bottle. I decided to upgrade as I didn’t care for the free wine that much last time. We ordered a bottle of Kathy Gifford’s red blend, Gyfft. It was pretty good and only cost us $14.50.
First we were served chef’s appetizers which was charred tomato soup for the ladies and lobster something for my husband.
We were then served bread and had a choice of brioche rolls or rosemary something. We all three got the brioche rolls which we’re fantastic.
Our first courses were then delivered. Steve and I selected the lobster bisque and S1 had jumbo shrimp.
For our second course, S1 and I had baby spinach salad while my husband had the jumbo shrimp cocktail.
Then it was time for the main courses. My husband and daughter had the lobster tails which were beautifully presented.
I had the surf and turf which I think is the best of both worlds. 🙂
We all had baked potato sides and S1 also got creamed spinach.
The lobster was good but I had no room for most of my steak so my husband helped me finish that.
Next was time to order dessert. Before dining, I thought I’d get the Carmelized apples in puff pastry. After all the other food, there was no way that would work.
The other two ordered the cheesecake (although my stepdaughter had to get most to go)…
and I had one of the evening’s homemade ice creams, maple walnut.
We had excellent service the entire evening from our server. The chef came out to speak with us at one point in the evening and I shared our appreciation for the artful presentation of the delicious food.
The steakhouses on Carnival ships are worth the $35 per person surcharge especially on the nights where free wine is being offered.
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