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“I Dream of Genie” – Star Class - Harmony of the Seas – 03/10/19-03/17/19

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3 minutes ago, CGTLH said:

Missed the bread and salts on Symphony. However the new rolls/bread served is delish. Warm, soft, buttery, salty, with a hint of earthiness.

All bread is delish....LOL

But does anyone else HATE the anchovy butter they are serving in Chops now ?  OMG that is so nasty !

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4 minutes ago, CGTLH said:

 

Missed the bread and salts on Symphony. However the new rolls/bread served is delish. Warm, soft, buttery, salty, with a hint of earthiness.

+1 on this, on Allure, I can't remember what I had off of the new menu but it really good, or I was just really hungry.

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Our family must be the oddball group with the new 150 menu. We weren't really impressed with the meal. Then again service wasn't all that great. @AshleyDillo how did it take before that one dirty plate was cleared? 

Didn't want to make a deal about anything plus no room in the plans to schedule a second chance visit. Didn't mention it to anyone, Genie included.

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

the anchovy butter they are serving in Chops now

Eww...that sounds gross.

This is the new 150 CP menu that they are running on Harmony.  It's the same one as SY.

2019 ---150CP- New 2019 Menu - 181205-v020101-dinner PDF.pdf

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56 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Eww...that sounds gross.

This is the new 150 CP menu that they are running on Harmony.  It's the same one as SY.

2019 ---150CP- New 2019 Menu - 181205-v020101-dinner PDF.pdf

That’s definitely new. That’s not the menu they had on Allure last April. Dan would love the venison choice.  Yuk. Not me. Scallops sound ok and I’ve heard the tenderloin is very good.

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I was not impressed with 150 at all.  Never been before and really had zero interest from looking at the menu..but not my $, not my decision.  The bread was the best part.  One of the group cruisers said he walked in and asked for the bread to go and they gave it to him to at no charge.

I loved Jamie's on both Anthem and Symphony and that's probably my favorite of the specialty restaurants.  I like the casual atmosphere and I will never turn down a plate of meat and cheese. 

I would do Wonderland once a cruise if it was included because I like that it's different and it's an experience.  

Chops is meh to me..there isn't anything different or unique there.  We did do that on our balcony one evening on Symphony.  The food was lukewarm as it gets delivered all at once, but it was passable.  It seems like SO MUCH FOOD when all the food comes at once too.  It took up the entire six-person balcony table and we still didn't have room for the dessert.

Never impressed by Hibachi as you can get it on land and it's usually better.  It almost felt like a must do in Star Class as it's such a difficult reservation to get, but I could have cared less.  The sushi bar never had a wait and I would eat there all day, every day.

I kind of wish I would have requested that the Genie have the MDR/WJ chef make us some Indian food every day.  I loooove Indian food.  However, I don't think I'd want it delivered to the room and sitting and waiting for us.

I'm also the weirdo that doesn't like lobster, crab or scallops but pretty much anything else goes.

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So...we ended up with Jamie's x 2, Chops x 2, and once to Hibachi and 150 CP.  

I'm not overly excited about CP (the desserts seem like the best part for me) and for those who don't know it, we're Asian, so we're going to be pretty picky when it comes to Hibachi.  But we definitely want to try it once.  Hubby loves his steaks and seafood, so we picked Chops to do twice.  If Chops turns out to be a bust the first round, then we'll probably do Jamie's x 3.  We love that place!  The Seafood tower and Surf and Turf is calling Hubby.  I am on a mission to prove to @Matt that the filet in CK is either better or the same as Chops quality.  #teamCK for now 😉

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5 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

the anchovy butter they are serving in Chops now

Anchovies... AND butter?!?!?

OH. MY. GOD!!!! WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!?

😋😋😋

EDIT: You laugh, but when my younger daughter and I have a dinner night at home to ourselves, our first instinct is to call the local pizza place and get a small pie with extra anchovies, fresh garlic, and black olives. It's heaven for us!!

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2 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

That’s definitely new. That’s not the menu they had on Allure last April. Dan would love the venison choice.  Yuk. Not me. Scallops sound ok and I’ve heard the tenderloin is very good.

I think I had the Halibut on Allure as the waiters suggestion, told him if it was no good he was going to get me a Filet, he didn't have to.

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

So...we ended up with Jamie's x 2, Chops x 2, and once to Hibachi and 150 CP.  

I'm not overly excited about CP (the desserts seem like the best part for me) and for those who don't know it, we're Asian, so we're going to be pretty picky when it comes to Hibachi.  But we definitely want to try it once.  Hubby loves his steaks and seafood, so we picked Chops to do twice.  If Chops turns out to be a bust the first round, then we'll probably do Jamie's x 3.  We love that place!  The Seafood tower and Surf and Turf is calling Hubby.  I am on a mission to prove to @Matt that the filet in CK is either better or the same as Chops quality.  #teamCK for now 😉

Filet in CK is way better than Chop imo.  I was so disappointed the last few times I didn’t even go last cruise. If you want the tower or lobster have them bring to Giovanni’s or any other place. I had a mini tower last time as a snack on the balcony 

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

I am on a mission to prove to @Matt that the filet in CK is either better or the same as Chops quality.  #teamCK for now 😉

More like you're on a mission for me to actually eat dinner there. I'm sure the steak is wonderful.

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3 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

So...we ended up with Jamie's x 2, Chops x 2, and once to Hibachi and 150 CP.  

I'm not overly excited about CP (the desserts seem like the best part for me) and for those who don't know it, we're Asian, so we're going to be pretty picky when it comes to Hibachi.  But we definitely want to try it once.  Hubby loves his steaks and seafood, so we picked Chops to do twice.  If Chops turns out to be a bust the first round, then we'll probably do Jamie's x 3.  We love that place!  The Seafood tower and Surf and Turf is calling Hubby.  I am on a mission to prove to @Matt that the filet in CK is either better or the same as Chops quality.  #teamCK for now 😉

I know everyone is different...and seems like the same restaurant can vary from ship to ship but we loved Chops on Mariner (this is when my son discovered he likes steak). Shrimp is really good there too as you said your husband likes seafood. We couldn't even get a reservation on Independence so hoping to get one on Symphony. Have heard really good things about Hibachi.  Good to hear you live Jamie's. Never tried it but hoping to. Will look forward to hearing what you think of them.

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6 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

The Seafood tower and Surf and Turf is calling Hubby.

I think the seafood tower is a right of passage for all Star Class guests.  I remember when we ordered it.  We did it just because we COULD but let me tell you.....if you order the seafood tower DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING ELSE !  It is monstrous !  We had one of the Jim twins with us on that cruise and even with 3 of us eating it we left about half of it.  ....but we foolishly ordered other food as well.  I think they put the seafood tower on the menu just to see the Star Class people order it and then wish they hadn't !!!!

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32 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I think the seafood tower is a right of passage for all Star Class guests.

Still have yet to do that right of passage. When asking the Genie on Anthem he said it wasn't included and Chops on Symphony doesn't offer it.

Some day, some day....

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Without a doubt.  It was the best steak we had on the whole cruise.

#teamCK @Matt we need a shirt! 

29 minutes ago, CGTLH said:

Still have yet to do that right of passage. When asking the Genie on Anthem he said it wasn't included and Chops on Symphony doesn't offer it.

Some day, some day....

That surprises me. I've always thought that the chops menu was pretty universal.

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58 minutes ago, Matt said:

Here's a non-snarky question for the lovely Sabrina....what pre-cruise purchases have you or will you actually make? Curious with Star Class what you end up actually shelling out extra for.

We have OBC of $175.  So far, we are going to shell out money for a Beachfront Cabana.  That's all if that counts as a pre-cruise purchase. 

I think that how much extra you end up spending really depends on the type of cruiser you are.  We typically don't do a lot of extras, and with ports like Cozumel, Falmouth, and Labadee, we probably won't get off the ship much.  That saves on excursions.  And we are skipping Chef's table, which would be another added cost for the wine pairing.  Gratuities are covered but other than the cabana, our other expensive will be whatever we tip our Genie and room attendant and other random gratuities for room service deliveries etc.

This has been extremely relaxing in terms of not having the check the cruise planner multiple times etc.

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22 hours ago, JLMoran said:

Anchovies... AND butter?!?!?

OH. MY. GOD!!!! WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!?

😋😋😋

EDIT: You laugh, but when my younger daughter and I have a dinner night at home to ourselves, our first instinct is to call the local pizza place and get a small pie with extra anchovies, fresh garlic, and black olives. It's heaven for us!!

I actually really liked it, and I'm not a big anchovy lover.  When the anchovies are chopped up pretty small, it adds a nice salty taste to the butter.  When they are a little bigger, it can be tough texturally.  

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