This item was written by Larry Bleiberg – USA Today
What’s for dinner on Holland America?
How about Scandinavian-style seafood and potato chowder, Lebanese lamb shank, or tofu and vegetable korma.
The surprising variety is part of the new Master Chef’s International Dinner, which will be offered once per voyage in the main dining rooms. The 20-dish menu, designed by the line’s award-winning chef Rudi Sodamin, includes appetizers, entrees and desserts from Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America, as well as wine pairings from each region. Guests can choose their own meal or order a pre-selected three-course menu.
Unlike the additional-charge specialty restaurants on Holland America and other cruise lines, the special dining option is included in the basic fare.
Other offerings on the menu include Argentinean guiso soup and bourbon-glazed beef with grilled portabella mushrooms. For dessert, there’s New York-style cheesecake, Viennese Mohr im Hemd, and kiwi and passion fruit Pavlova, a traditional meringue-based Russian dessert.