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I’m back from our wonderful cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse!  

Not only was it wonderful and exceeded all expectations of what we imagined, we had the most unique dining experience of our lives!

For our anniversary, we opted to dine in the specialty restaurant Qzine.  It’s described as an unique world wide fusion performance restaurant.  And it was!

The menu is given via IPad.  You can even “create” cocktails and e-mail the recipes to your friends, right there at the table.

Because of my food allergies, the maitre’d and chef asked us to come down prior to our reservation so they could pre-plan and let the server know what dishes they would make “safe” for me, what I could order as is and what I needed to avoid.  They spent 15 minutes with us. When would you find that happen on land?

The idea is that you can chose as many items as you’d like.  Our server suggested we start with 6.  No way could most people be able to do this!

With choices ranging from BBQ’d pulled pork AND veggie spring rolls (one served with a mango chutney the other with a truffle sauce), various cerviches made with vodka or rum, kobe sliders with your choice of toppings, disco shrimp and MM (standing for MEDITERRANEAN MARIA)box and a host of Indian and other dishes and then you had to chose your main course!!!

We had the spring rolls and disco shrimp.  Disco shrimp is a bowl of ice with one of those battery candles in it.  Another bowl containing thin cucumbers slices around the side, shredded lettuce and avocado on the bottom and topped with a shrimp concoction made with a thai chili aioli-is put into the bowl with the flickering “candle“.

We then had an array of “sushi lollipops“.  4 different kinds.  

The MM box-named for the type of cuisine in the various 12 holding holes and the chef’s wife-came loaded with things such as lamb lollipops, lamb keebay (the ground lamb, cinnamon and garlic meatball on a stick), lamb chili and kebab, falafel, garbanzo salad, 2 different olive salads, lemon hummus and pitas and a couple of other items I can’t remember.

It was at this point I said, “I really need to cancel my chicken kebab-I’m stuffed“.  My husband ordered the filet mignon.  But just then-here came our entrees!

My chicken came on, literally, a 12” sword with a bed of saffron rice.  My husband’s filet looked wonderful.  As predicted-I took a tiny nibble and said “uncle“.  Somehow my husband finished his!

We cancelled the ceviches.  

What I didn’t know is that my dear hubby had brought (despite our promise that my traditional massage was my gift)my new Tiffany silver pendant with him and asked our server to put it under the silver dessert dome.  The dessert menu was put on a rubik’s cube.

I was so surprised!  He is the #1 hubby-without a doubt.

As for dessert choices?  I had NONE, not even coffee.  But my husband chose the Silver Bullet.  It was filled with 3 flavors of gelato.  There was also a creme brulee in strawberry, chocolate and vanilla to chose from.  Or, if you were in the mood for decorating your own sweet-a box of cupcakes (two vanilla, two red velvet)and a host of various frostings and decorations to use.  There was also a “strawberry fields“-a box of real grass with strawberries dipped in all 3 types of chocolate and various decorations as well-in the grass, several small cups of flan.

There were over 200 courses to chose from-we had but a smattering.  Never got to the Kobe beef sliders or the various lobster dishes.

That’s okay-it gives us something to save up for on the 35th anniversary!

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