For dinner, the port side of La Veranda is used as an intimate Mediterranean Bistro or for some other type of regional cuisine. Reservations are not taken or required at La Veranda, and the dress code is always casual.
Those who love authentic regional cuisine will love this intimate restaurant as much as we did.
While on our Seven Seas Voyager cruise from Sydney to Shanghai, La Veranda was set up in the evening as an Australian bistro for the first two weeks of the cruise. The menu included kangaroo and lamb, but not vegemite, which is a dark yeasty food spread that seems to only appeal to Australians.
The second half of our cruise, La Veranda featured a "Simply Good Dinner", and good it was! The menu included many simple American favorites -
- Traditional antipasto,
- Clam chowder or gazpacho soups,
- Meatballs and spaghetti,
- Beef tenderloin steak burger with blue cheese,
- BBQ Pork spare ribs,
- Classic Caesar salad with chicken breast,
- Grilled T-Bone steak,
- Fried tiger prawns,
- Jerk pork tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes,
- Blackened or plain grilled halibut steak,
- Whole oven-roasted rack of lamb,
- Spicy chicken wings,
- Vegetable chili,
- Crepes suzettes,
- Dessert selection from a buffet.
This menu was very popular, which shows that as much as all cruisers love to try different cuisines and foods they can't have at home, it's always nice to have familiar choices such as these.
In addition to the Compass Rose and La Veranda, the Seven Seas Voyager has two other restaurants--Latitudes and Signatures. Let's look at Latitudes next.