We dress for dinner and head to Vines to meet up with Karen and Barb. Just after 7 pm we head to Michalangelo Dining Room (Anytime all evening) and request a table for four. But they said if we join two others they can accommodate us. So we said sure but then we are told to wait. Not long though.
We are sat at a table and we introduce ourselves. The other couple is from Nevada.
Sadly things went downhill from there when it came to service and food. I started with the pineapple and prickly pear salad which was good. Bernie and Karen got the crab and artichoke dip which came and it looked horrible - kind of like cat food. It was so dry and had obviously been sitting for a long time.
Then we wait and wait - almost 20 minutes before the entrees come.
Eveyone gets their entree but I am waiting for mine. I ordered the Fetticini Alfredo - the one off the always available items. Everyone is eating but me - I am told they are backed up in the galley.
Finally I get it and it is hot and good but a very small portion - almost an appetizer portion.
Bernie had the seafood skewer and the shrimp were burned on one side, the salmon was overcooked and dry, the scallops were good he said. He was very disappointed. No one came to ask how the meal was.
I really didn't want to stay for dessert - I wanted to call it a night but the rhubarb napolean sounded good so I got that and it was very good and glad I ordered it. Barb got the Volcano Sundae - try it!
So tonight's meal was sort of the breaking point. Last sailing we had issues in the dining room - although food was good service was lacking. Tonight it was both. In all dinner took an hour and 45 minutes. And the dining room was not even full, maybe 3/4 full.
I know this is not unique to Anytime as I have heard from others that Traditional Dining is experiencing issues too.
But after dinner we both agreed that we are going to eat elsewhere for dinner from now on for the rest of this trip. We do have friends coming on next voyage so we may dine again in the dining room then but we are going to limit it.
After dinner we thought of going to the Production Show Magic to Do but decided to pass and head up on deck for a bit of a walk. It is a little cool but rather pleasant. Then we agree to put on our bathing suits and have a good soak in the hot tub. It was just what we needed and felt great.
Other things happening tonight are: Cocktails at Effy store, Magic to Do, Majority Rules Game Show, 70's Night, Famous Faces Trivia, MUTS is showing Doctor Strange.