Celebrity Summit Qsine Specialty Dining Restaurant

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Celebrity Summit Qsine Specialty Dining Restaurant

Cruising the Southern Caribbean on Celebrity Summit

By Jeannette and Dan Dudek

The promotional material for this restaurant states “Qsine® offers a culinary journey that delivers elements of surprise and delight”. Celebrity’s V.P. of Operations, Jacques Van Staden states that “Qsine is a blend of all kinds of cuisines”. You have to experience this unique approach indulging in a number of exquisite food samples from around the world to completely understand the approach and to agree with the promotional statement.

Celebrity Summit Qsine Specialty Dining Restaurant - iPad Menu

Celebrity Summit Qsine Specialty Dining Restaurant – iPad Menu

The fun and excitement start when you are presented with an iPad rather than a printed menu. Your waiter discusses with you your food preferences, and then depending on how many in your party, he/she will suggest the number of selections you should make. You simply touch the category, e.g. seafood (represented by a lobster symbol on the iPad) and the food items in that category are described.

All of the menu selections are meant for sharing and all are purposely small in size to allow sampling a number of items. When the “captain” of the table completes the selection process, your waiter will review it and may possibly suggest a change to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Celebrity Summit Qsine Restaurant - Lava Crab

Celebrity Summit Qsine Restaurant – Lava Crab

Qsine Menu Items Included:

  • Qsine Greens
  • Spring Rolls
  • Soup & Souffle
  • Vegetable Du “Jatour”
  • Sushi Lollipops
  • M’s Favorites
  • Taj Mahal
  • Painter’s Mignon
  • Lava Crab
  • Disco Shrimp
  • Salmon Cataplana
  • Persian Kebob
  • Slider Party
  • Taco “Royale”
  • Meatball Trilogy
  • Treseviche
  • Crunchy Munchies
  • Chinese X Martini
  • Lobster Escargot
  • “Popcorn” Fish ‘N’ Chips
  • Strawberry Fields

    Beignet and Pretzel Doughnut at Qsine

    Beignet and Pretzel Doughnut at Qsine

A Few Menu Items We Selected Included:

  • Beignet and Pretzel doughnut
  • Lava Crab – Alaskan King Crab, sweet yellow corn, scallions in a lobster sauce made with Old-bay; topped with a superb finely shredded fried pastry
  • Lobster Escargot – Lobster and Escargot Fritters with Parsley-Garlic Butter Sauce
  • Disco Shrimp
  • Poached Tiger Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato & Celery Dressed in a Cocktail Aioli… Crunchy toppings
  • Chinese x Martini – Orange Chicken – Kung Pao Shrimp – Beef & Pepper in Black Bean Sauce – Stir-Fry Vegetable – Sweet & Sour Pork, Sticky Rice, Dipping Sauces
    Painter’s Mignon at Qsine Specialty Restaurant

    Painter’s Mignon at Qsine Specialty Restaurant

    One especially pleasing dish was the Painter’s Mignon served with “palatable pleasers”, such as red wine sauce, truffle mashed potatoes, mushrooms and spinach. The tender meat, cooked to perfection, melted in your mouth.

    A couple sitting at the table next to us enjoyed the eye-pleasing presentation of Crunchy Munchies, i.e. Gaufrettes, French Fries – Sweet Potato Strings Vegetable Chips, Potato Croquettes, and Spicy Parsnip Crisps. They also selected M’s Favorites, a vertical display of several Mediterranian dishes that could include: Patlican Salata; Mixed Olives; Tzatziki; Eggplant Im am Biyaldi; Tabbouleh; Hummus; Chicken Kafta; Zathaar Lamb Chops; Kibbeh; Mediterranean Chile; Falfel; and Goat Cheese Cigars!

    Celebrity Summit Qsine - M’s Favorites

    Celebrity Summit Qsine – M’s Favorites

    Qsine provided one of the most unique and fun dining experiences we have ever had! By presenting the foods in such clever vignettes and interpretations, the meal became a dining adventure. The atmosphere created just from the arrival to the table of the food brings smiles and wows, and you inevitably start conversing with patrons sitting all around with the phrase “What is that you ordered?”

    With such a variety of choices on the menu there is something for everyone. The elegant sauces, the superb preparation and variety of the foods, the freshness of the seafood, and the attention to detail make this gourmet dining event fun and memorable.

    Apple Bread Pudding Served With Ice Cream

    Apple Bread Pudding Served With Ice Cream

    Note: Sometimes a ship will offer a discount if you book a Specialty Restaurant on your initial departure day. Just be aware of the time of the Mandatory Life Boat Drill. This drill takes about ½ an hour and could interfere with your dining experience. A dinner in a Specialty Restaurant takes about 2 ½ hours and you do not want to be rushed or interrupted.

    Suggestion: Usually the most desirable dinner entrees at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant (main restaurant) are provided during Formal Night. Thus we suggest you make your specialty restaurant reservation for a non-formal night, and do so as early in your cruise as possible as reservations for these nights are booked quickly.

    Note: Celebrity Cruises hosted Jeannette & Dan to a dinner at Normandie and Qsine, Celebrity Summit’s specialty restaurants.

    Read More of Jeannette and Dan Dudek’s Celebrity Summit Review:

    Overview | Pre-Cruise Documentation | San Juan Airports & Embarkation | Sunset Balcony Staterooms | Dining Options | Normandie Specialty Restaurant | Qsine Specialty Restaurant | Excursions | Production Shows | Bridge & Engine Room Operation | Senior Officer Interviews | General Info | Disembarkation in San Juan |

    If You Go:

    Jeannette and Dan Dudek  travel extensively domestically and internationally; visited over 30 countries; and have been to most U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Jeannette’s career has included teaching elementary school classes; as well as English classes for middle school students; she also as has been a business manager and accountant for several firms. Jeannette’s passion is gourmet cooking and hosting special gatherings for friends and family.

    Dan spent his career as an international consultant; assisting large firms implement computerized project and portfolio management systems. Besides international travel, Jeannette and Dan enjoy traveling North America in their RV, as well as handgun competitions, sailing, hunting, hiking, biking and other outdoor sports.


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