One innovation in the design of the Eurodam is the location of Tamarind, an Asian fusion restaurant. Up on Observation Deck, be prepared for wonderful views, excellent food, and superb service. While lunch is free, reservation dinner options include Tai beef salad, Nigiri Salmon, Satay, Sushi, and Sashimi. Water (fish), Wood (food served on wood), Earth (vegie choices), and Fire (hot and spicy selections), are brought to you with sides such as sake braised oyster and shitake mushrooms. Specialty ice cream dishes and Ginger Banana Bread Pudding are examples of desserts. For a slightly higher per person cost, enjoy the Tamarind Rijsttafel which is the Dutch adaptation of Indonesian rice dishes. Red Snapper in Banana Leaves, Satay choices, steamed vegetables and fried tofu with peanut sauce, and various beef, chicken, duck and lamb are prepared for you via Master Chef Rudi Sodamin.
From 5:30 to 9:30pm, Canaletto onboard the Eurodam is a little bit of Italy tucked away on Lido deck. Angel Hair with Scallops, Butternut Squash and Asparagus Risotto, and Toscana Flank Steak are among the classic Italian dishes served here. Enjoy the tiramisu creations and gelato for dessert. Reviews for this restaurant are quite positive. Reservations are suggested for Canaletto.
An Evening at Le Cirque:
"An Evening at Le Cirque" at the Pinnacle Grill, created by Holland America Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and Le Cirque's own Executive Chef Craig Hopson, is a highlight now featured on many Holland America Line cruises. Emphasis here is the fact that the Pinnacle typically offers this experience for one evening on your Holland America cruise.
Le Cirque, created by Sirio Maccioni in the early 1970's, is a family owned affair. Established in New York City, Le Cirque restaurants now include locations in Las Vegas and the Dominican Republic. A treat to the palate and the eye, Maccioni, his wife, and his sons, assure their guests the very finest of French gourmet dining! Recipient of the James Beard award, Le Cirque has maintained globally renowned status over the decades. Their lobster salad, soups including the Sweet Corn, and an array of main courses such as "Chicken Under a Brick" (of vegetables), Rack of Lamb, and Wild Halibut delightfully support Le Cirque's high status in the eyes of gourmands world-wide. Le Cirque's Chateaubriand is both delectable and generous in quantity. Leave room for their signature dessert, Creme Brulee Le Cirque. While Holland America dutifully recreates the Le Cirque atmosphere, restaurant aficionados will note the absence of some of the restaurants' whimsy in decor. The dining plates, however, include the French circus theme and your service is brought to you by those ever diligent Holland America staff in a manner true to Le Cirque expectations. Expect a 39 USD charge in addition to the Pinnacle's 25 USD, and you will need to make your reservations as early as you can for this "not to be missed" experience on your cruise. So far, the only regrets we've heard about are from those who did NOT book for an Evening at Le Cirque on their cruise!
Tips for The Pinnacle Gril, Tamarind and Caneletto on the Eurodam