To countdown the launch of Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, we're blogging about one aspect of the ship each day for 99 days. Check back each day for something exciting to read about this new ship.
Wonderland specialty restaurant
Most people were expecting some new restaurants for Quantum of the Seas but I'm not sure anyone was fully prepared for Wonderland.
Royal Caribbean describes Wonderland as, "an elaborate feast for the senses in a setting where Royal Caribbean chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes to invent a dreamscape of never-before-seen fare". When I try to describe Wonderland to someone, I basically say take everything you know about a restaurant and turn it upside down because Wonderland bends the realities of what a restaurant is.
Wonderland is named after the place Alice visits from the tale of Alice in Wonderland. Just like in the book, guests enter a place where nothing is what it seems and the chefs have taken time to create a gastronomic experience that is inventive and elaborate.
The creativity with Wonderland is what caught my eye during a Quantum of the Seas dining event in New York City earlier this year. Royal Caribbean has really tried to create something completely unique and the result was a restaurant I cannot wait to visit over and over again.
Before you even sample a morsel of food, you will be dazzled by the room itself. It's odd in an eccentric kind of way but the experience of eating here is an adventure in itself. Royal Caribbean is using color, sclae and reflection to really create something original.
In terms of food, it's bleeding-edge modern cooking that is categorized by theme rather than course. Wonderland features a variety of flavors, textures, temperatures and portion sizes, each presented in a non-traditional, progressive and creative fashion. Did I mention this place is different?
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!