After our nap, we showered and dressed in our best, even if we weren’t “dressed to Impress.” But we were dining at Sabatini’s and impressive dress was not required. Originally, Sabatini’s had a tasting menu and it was amazing. But they dropped the tasting menu part and replaced it with ala carte items.
On the Ruby Princess, Sabatini’s is located on the top deck overlooking the aft pool. On the Grand Princess, it was located off the Promenade next to other dining and lounge venues. We preferred the location on the Grand. I’m not really a fan of restaurants overlooking pools. Take the Yacht Club Steakhouse at Disney World, for example, or Buzios at the Rio in Las Vegas. When I’m dining in a nice restaurant, I don’t want to see people in their swimsuits chugging a beer – lol!
So, of course, we were seated at a table for two overlooking the pool and 2 guys in their shorts with beers. We ignored them and paid attention to the menu. Our waiter (Silviu from Romania) was wonderful – he even offered Rich another appetizer. Guess he looked hungry after he wolfed his down and I was still eating mine. 🙂
First, we were presented with bread and an olive oil/balsamic vinegar for dipping along with our glasses of Estancia Pinot Noir – so Pinot Noir, if you know what I mean. I’m craving more now.
A note on the wine from Rich:
2013 Estancia Pinot Noir, Monterey County
Ruby red in color
Raspberry, baking spice, cigar box, black cherry, and oak
Richly concentrated, jammy dark fruit
– 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition
Antipasti: White bean/mussel soup
Pasta: Short Rib Penne
Entree: Sea Bass
Salad: Shrimp Salad
Pasta: Seafood Spaghetti
Entree: Lobster Three Ways
Everything was scrumptious!!! Really everything on Princess was delicious. There was a $20 pp cover charge but it was well worth it. And, no, we don’t normally eat like this at home. Far from it.
Here are a few pics:
For the Table