By 7:30pm, we had showered and watched the ship sail away from CoCo Cay and were anxiously awaiting our dinner reservation at Jamie’s Italian.
We LOVED our dinners at Giovanni’s Table onboard Adventure and Odyssey of the Seas on our previous cruises- in fact, those were our favorite meals of the entire trip. Yes, we ate at Chops and Giovanni’s was our favorite.
Upon arrival, we were promptly at in a booth and given our menus.
We ordered way too much- starting with the burrata, squid, truffle arancini, garlicky prawns (second time today!), garlic bread and bruschetta- yes, every appetizer but the meat plank (our daughter is pescatarian). Our favorites? They were all very good, but the standouts were the crispy squid, garlic bread and the arancini. Biggest difference so far, we noticed, from Giovanni’s was the portion size. These portions were much smaller than what we had at Giovanni’s- and our servers both times at Giovanni’s were INCREDIBLE. At Jamie’s, they were OK, they didn’t really stand out.
For dinner, we ordered the Truffle Tagliatelle and the Tagliatelle Bolognese with the Lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, short rib, and lamb chops. Everyone enjoyed their entrees-but again, fell short from what we enjoyed at Giovanni’s.
Dessert- well, it was amazing.
Mike had the tiramisu and Mikey had the epic brownie- which they both really enjoyed. My daughter, Katie, and I had the lemon meringue cheesecake and HOLY COW it was AMAZING. HUGE and couldn’t possibly finish it.
While it wasn’t the same experience we had at Giovanni’s, it shouldn’t be. This was different- be we did enjoy ourselves and our meal. If (more like, when) we sail on Anthem again, I am sure we will enjoy another dinner here. Or maybe we will try Chops instead… or both.
After dinner we could barely walk back to our rooms we were so stuffed and sunburned too from our incredible beach day. Tomorrow we dock in Nassau, without plans of disembarking. We wanted to sleep in ad relax a bit. It will be Holy Thursday- the beginning of our Easter celebrations and we were looking forward to a quiet day onboard.