Fine and Casual Dining
"Commanding the world's great oceans with grace"

Waterside (Symphony)
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Waterside - Elegant dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Waterside Dinning Room

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Pasta

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Steak Tartar

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Shrimp Cocktail

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Cookie plate desserts

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Waterside decorated for Haloween

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Senior waiter Magda. The best!

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Ramazon, a Senior Waiter at Waterside
He took care of our carry-ons so we could meet friends in NYC

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There is Always a Selection of Fine Wines at No Charge. This Became Our Favorite

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Head waiter preparing a Caesar salad
Click Here To Watch The Video

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Desert

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Pumkin pie ala mode

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Canoli

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A "Deconstructed" Cannoli

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A Deconstructed Cannoli is cannoli filling laced with bits of cannoli crust

Waterside (Serenity)
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Crystal Dinning Room - Elegant dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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This is the new dining room on Serenity. We have not sailed on the Serenity since this refurbishing

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Crystal Dining Room

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Dinning Room, starboard side

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Dinning Room, port side

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A Variety of Elegant Chargers Decorate the Tables

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There is always a selection of very fine wines at no extra charge

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Perfect

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Vichyssoise. One of my very favorite cold soups.

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This dessert transfoms from its cotton-candy form to cherries jubilee!

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When the cotton-candy melts! Click Here To Watch The Video

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Joan loved the dinning room's "skinny capuchino"

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Lunch in the Dinning Room. Yummmmmy

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Cruise 7 Assistant Waiter, Igor. Joan wanted to bring him home!

Prego Gourmet Italian Speciality Restaurant (Symphony)
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Prego Italian

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Carpacio before

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Carpacio after

Prego Gourmet Italian Speciality Restaurant (Serenity)
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Prego Restuarant

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Prego's Breadbowl of Mushroom Soup is a "must have" on every cruise

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Breadbowl mushroom soup at "Prego"

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Cruise 7 - Prego

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Umi Uma & Sushi Bar by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Symphony)
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Umi Uma by Nobu Matsuhisa

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Soup at Umi Uma

Silk Road & Sushi Bar by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Serenity)
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Silk Road Restaurant

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Chilled Saki

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Sushimi

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Lobster

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Sushi Bar

The Vintage Room (Symphony)
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The Vintage Room A Unique Concept In Wining and Dining

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The Vintage Room. Chef's dinner with wine pairings is the only venue that costs extra

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An exclusive evening of dining with family and friends
Four or five wines are chosen and appropriate food courses are presented

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There is a minimum charge of $2,500 for these private diners that include wines and gratuity


High Tea Palm Court (Symphony)
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Period costumes for the lovely waitresses

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Period costumes for the waiters

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Lovely Kamilla (left) served us in Palm Court for afternoon tea and pre dinner cocktails
Thank You Kamilla

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Afternoon tea buffet of lite bites in Palm Court

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Afternoon tea buffet of lite bites in Palm Court

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Afternoon tea in Palm Court

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Afternoon tea in the Palm Court pays tribute to Mozart. Here he is in chocolate"

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A lavish display of pastries and confectionary treats

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Crystal String Quartet (left to right) Anna, Joanna, Renata and Martyna

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Afternoon Tea is served daily in Palm Court

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The staff dresses the part

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Tea and pastries

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The Servers Are In Period Dress

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The Servers Are In Period Dress

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A Selection of Pastries and Snacks Are Available For Afternoon Tea

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Another chance to eat is at Afternoon Tea

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Chamber Music By The Astoria Strings

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Chamber Music By The Bellisimo Strings

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Market Place buffet. Omlet bar at breakfast. Carving station at lunch

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Market Place buffet stations

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The Market Place (formerly The Lido)

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Market Place fresh juice bar

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The Market Place (formerly The Lido)

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Lido Cafe serving breakfast and lunch buffets. The islands eliminate the long lines associated with buffets

Lido Cafe (Serenity)
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The chic, new flat-screen menu keeps changing to display the entire Lido breakfast menu

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Later it changes to the Lido's buffet lunch menu

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Cruise 10 - The New "Lido Cafe"
Serving an impressive variety of breakfast and lunch offerings

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Cruise 10 The Lido

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Cruise 10 - The Lido

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Lunch in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

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Relax with a glass of wine or maybe an ice cream sundae

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You're never far from food here on Crystal

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Lido Deck (12) is all new including its "Living Walls"

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"Removing the indoor pool gave way to this sunny dining area

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How's this for comfort while sipping a Bloody Mary

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The Lido Bar
Wine, beer, alchohol and speciality drinks

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Cruise 4 - The Lido Cafe Aft

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Cruise 4 - The Lido Cafe Port and Starboard sides

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Christmas in the Lido

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Cruise 1 - The Lido Deck
Lunch around the indoor pool (now gone) sometimes had a special theme

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Cruise 1 - The Lido Deck
This was a special oriental luncheon

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Cruise 1 - A roast pig
The Lido Deck oriental luncheon

Silk (Symphony)
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Silk - Open for lunch and dinner, Silk presents Chinese cuisine

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Lunch menu at Silk

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Silk lounge area

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Some dining room aiters work at the Market Place buffet and Silk for breakfast and lunch

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Ricki always remmebers us from our first Symphony cruise. He is now a Senior Bartender

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Lido Deck. Silk to the right. Market Place to the left

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Silk (formerly Trident)

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The "living walls" in Silk dining room

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The "living walls" in Silk dining room

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The "living walls" in Silk dining room

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Silk dining room

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Silk dining room

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Silk lounge

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Silk bar

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Afternoon glass of wine at Silk
Tastes (Serenity)
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Tastes - At night Lido transforms into family-style street-food creations

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Dinner at "Tastes" is dining under the stars

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Tastes 'Global Street Food' offers the opportunity to explore international flavors

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A wine to compliment dinner at 'Tastes.'

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How to remember a good wine in the day of 'smart phones!'

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Roasted Califlower

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Tastes menu
A partnership with Sapphire Restaurant, Laguna Beach, CA with Chef Azmin Ghahreman

Trident Grill (Serenity Only)
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Cruise 10 - Trident Grill - Serving hamburgers, hot dogs, soup, chili and other lite bites

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The Trident Grill menus
New "flat screen" menus and information boards appear throughout the ship

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Cruise 7 - Trident

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Best french fries and coffee at "Trident Grille"

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Trident Grill with the ceiling open

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Trident Grill wine and beer bar with the ice cream bar on the right. Trident is open all day for soup, sandwiches, bugers and hot dogs

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The "living wall" in Trident Grill

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How You Feel when relaxing in Trident, Deck 11

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Milan spoiled Joan. He brought her breakfast from the buffet each morning

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Lido deck was a great place to relax each morning reading emails and Facebook

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Always room for another cup of coffee

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The "Living Wall" on Lido deck

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Lido features a grill, beverage bar and ice cream bar

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Michael serving Joan's Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio

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We like having a late breakfast at the Lido. Ricki takes good care of us

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Hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, beer, wine and etc was available any time day or night at the Lido

The Bistro on Symphony
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Crystal uses Reidel stemware and Julius Meinl cups

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The Bistro onboard the Symphony

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The Bistro at Christmas

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The Bistro is a great place for a snack and your favorite coffees, teas and wine from 9am to 11pm daily

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The Bistro buffet offers breads, rolls, meats, lox, and cheeses

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The Bistro buffet also offers a fine selection of pastries and fruits


The Bistro on Serenity
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The Bistro is open 11:30 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

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Snacks, tarts, pastries, petit desserts and cheeses

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The Bistro

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The Bistro, balcony
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Hi from Santa & Joan

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A Christmas in the Bistro

Scoops Ice Cream Bar
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Symphony - All-You-Can-Eat Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Open 10 to 10 Daily

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Symphony - Scoops has fresh waffle cones, cookies and all your favorite toppings

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Serenity - Scoops has fresh waffle cones, cookies and all your favorite toppings

Grand Buffet (Symphony)
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Hard boiled eggs dressed as penguins at the Grand Buffet

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Desert station at the Grand Buffet

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The Grand Buffet

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The Grand Buffet

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The Grand Gala Buffet in Crystal Cove

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The wait staff

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Executive Chef Manfred Schaller and his galley staff

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Shrimp, crab and lobster

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Fruits

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WOW. Look at these

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Oh. It's the hard-boiled-egg penquins again. We saw these last cruise and Charlie made them for a neighborhood event

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Who wanted to know if the food was good?

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Presentation, presentation, presentation!

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Crystal's 20th anniversary buffet luncheon

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Just look at this dessert

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The wait staff. Our dinning room waiter, Daniel, is at the extreme right

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The chefs featuring head chef Marcus Nufer (center)

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The pasta bar

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The cheese sommelier

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Crystal logo in ice

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Anniversary ice sculpture

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Angel fish ice sculpture

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Love these 'penguin" hardboiled eggs

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Grand Buffet lets Crystal's amazing chefs show off their culinary expertise

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The Grand Buffet is set up in Crystal Plaza

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The once-popular "Midnight Buffet" is now Crystal's Grand Buffet served for lunch

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Meat

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Fish

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Crab legs

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Lobster

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Shrimp

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Shrimp

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Appetizers

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The pasta bar

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Bread

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Breads

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Cheeses and nuts

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Their now-famous boiled egg penguins

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These hardboild egg penquins are pretty, pretty, pretty clever

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Jello

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Cake

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Pastry

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Chocolate covered fruits

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Fruits

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Fruit

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Carved watemellon

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Ice carving

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Ice carving

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Ice carving

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Ice carving

Videos

Watch as Joan's cotton candy dessert morphs into cherries jubilee


Video of the brilliant presentation serving carpaccio at Prego


The Maître d' has prepared at tableside, a traditional Caesar Salad with raw egg and anchovies, the two ingredients that made Caesar Salad "special"


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