We kicked off our girls cruise by dining at Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse on night one of the cruise. It was our favorite night and we tried to make a second reservation on the last night but it was booked.
Carnival Vista Fahrenheit 555.
Before we received our menu's, we got a chefs taste of the cutest little burger slider ever. And it was DELICIOUS.
Menu options: Below are the Menu options and an example of your four course menu that will run you $35 a diner (kids 11 and under $10)
Starters: We were able to choose from the following: Escargots Bourguignonne baked in Garlic Herb Butter; Grilled Portobello Mushroom marinated with virgin olive oil and aged Balsamic vinegar; Beef Carpaccio sliced raw beef tenderloin with shaved parmesan cheese; Ahi Tuna Tartare dices of Sashimi grade yellow fin tuna belly; Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail black tiger shrimp with American cocktail sauce; New England Crab Cake fresh lump crab cake on roasted pepper remoulade; Lobster Bisque with Vintage Cognac; Baked French Onion Soup
We ordered the Beef Carpaccio and the Grilled Portobello Mushroom. Both were excellent and I would strongly suggest either while dining at one of Carnival's Steakhouses. The Portobello Mushroom was like a piece of art!
|Grilled Portobello Mushroom|
You can choose from a variety of salad options or a second Appetizer. The Salads offered are: Classic Caesar Salad; Baby Leaf Spinach and Fresh Mushrooms Salad; Heart of Iceberg Salad; Sun-Ripened Beef Steak Tomato Salad.
Keri went with the Beef Steak Tomato Salad which she dug into before I could take a photo and I opted for the Lobster Bisque from the Appetizer Menu. The Lobster Bisque was full of chunk lobster and was absolutely delicious. I may have licked the bowl clean.
It came to no surprise that we both ordered Filet. I got the 9oz broiled Filet Mignon which was cooked to a perfect Medium Rare. Keri ordered the Surf and Turf, a smaller cut of Filet Mignon cooked to her Medium preference and a Maine Lobster tail. Two weeks later and she is still saying this was her best meal she has ever ate in her entire life.
|Broiled 9oz Filet Mignon|
|Surf and Turf|
You get to choose side dishes at Carnival's Steakhouse: Baked Potatoes with Trimmings; Sautéed Medley of Fresh Mushrooms; Yukon Gold Mash with Wasabe Horseradish; Creamed Spinach with Garlic; Steamed Broccoli
We both got a Baked Potato with trimmings. I don't know about you but I cannot eat a steak without a baked potato.
Cheesecake with Hazelnut Biscuit; Carmelized Washington Apples; Chocolate Sampler, Bittersweet Chocolate Cake, Banana Pannacotta, Tiramisu and Chocolate Marquise; Fresh Fruit; Selection of Homemade Sherbet and Ice Creams; Selection of International Cheeses
There are no photos of our dessert and there are reasons for that below under tips.
A few tips for dining at Fahrenheit 555:
Book well in advance. A few cruises offer early dining reservations, all you need is your booking number and the date of cruising. Once logged into your Carnival account, go to manage and select dining, which will give you email addresses to the Maitre d' for various restaurants. We got on the ship at 11:30 on the sailing date and the first place we went to was Fahrenheit 555 to book our dining and we only had a few options left. If we boarded the ship later that day or hesitated on booking our reservation, we may not have gotten in.
Desserts: As you can see above, the meal is huge. So when it comes to dessert, you are likely going to be too full to enjoy it. You can get your dessert to go! Since we had a fridge in our room, we got our two desserts to go and enjoyed them for a late night snack. Keri got the Chocolate Trio and I got the cheesecake. Both were delicious, and way better than pizza at midnight (not that anything is wrong with pizza at midnight)
Dessert for Starter: Before you dine, ask your server if you can get the cheese plate from the dessert menu to start your meal off. This is my favorite starter to any meal!
Don't be afraid to ask: If you want three appetizers instead of a main entree or if you want nothing but veggies, chances are Carnival will accommodate you. This stands in any of the dining facilities on board. Just don't get greedy with your requests.