Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new seafood restaurant that will debut on the new Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship in 2020.
Rudi’s Seagrill to Debut on Mardi Gras Cruise Ship
A new seafood restaurant venue will be introduced aboard Carnival’s new mega-ship Mardi Gras when she arrives in August 2020. The new venue is designed by acclaimed culinary artist Rudi Sodamin and named Rudi’s Seagrill.
Cyrus Marfatia, vice president of culinary and dining for Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“We wanted to offer our guests a new and exciting dinner-time option that is as sophisticated as our steakhouses but takes our tradition of fun to the next level.”
“Rudi’s Seagrill will feature next-level seafood delicacies and showcase Rudi’s innovative artistry and ‘plates with personalities’ where guests can feast their eyes on a new personable presentation every time they dine – we’re sure everyone will enjoy them.”
The restaurant will offer a dining experience to remember with an artistic touch to dishes that will be perfect for Instagram. Creatively crafted with a keen attention to detail, the menu at Rudi’s Seagrill will feature a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts presented as food faces including big eye tuna, grilled branzino, seared scallops and apple cheesecake.
Guests can also choose from a full menu of dishes including crab cake, salt-roasted prawns, broiled lobster tail, and chocolate truffle cake. For guests who prefer non-seafood options, there will be plenty of alternatives, as well.
Rudi Sodamin said:
“I’ve spent decades perfecting dishes for my restaurants both onboard and ashore, but it has been such a special experience to partner with Carnival to bring this exciting restaurant concept to life.”
“I believe the quality of a restaurant starts on the plate, so with Rudi’s Seagrill, I want guests to enjoy the food and feel connected to their meals in a fun and engaging way.”
The new venue will be located on deck 8 between La Piazza and Summer Landing. The space will have room for 80-seats including an al fresco area on the Lanai. There will be a reservations fee just like other full-service specialty dining venues on the Mardi Gras.
Carnival’s largest ever cruise ship is currently under construction at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. She will debut with a 9-day cruise out of Copenhagen on August 31, 2020, before sailing a transatlantic voyage to New York for a series of cruises. Starting in October 2020 the mega-ship will begin offering year-round Caribbean cruises out of the new Carnival terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida.
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