The rumors we have been hearing about new menus appear to be true. Earlier this month, a new Pacific Rim menu appeared in Animator’s Palate aboard the Disney Dream. Thanks to one of our readers, Lysandara M and her husband, we have the new menu to share with you as well as some pictures of their food. Comparing the menus, the specialty cocktails remain the same, but we start to see a shakeup right away with the bread service and appetizers. The new bread offering is a Garlic and Herb Foccacia with a Rosemary Virgin Olive Oil dip.
There are two new appetizers, and one modified dish on the revised Animator’s Palate Menu. The Black Truffle Pasta Purseittes remain untouched.
- Smoke Salmon Tartar
with Dill, Capers, Onions, Pickles and aHorseradish Cream
- Tomato Tarte
with Glazed Goats Cheese and Radish Salad
- Sliced Serrano Ham
with Tomato Bread and Spanish Olives
With two additions, two appetizers must go. The Sesame-flavored Rock Shrimp and Caramelized Onion Cheesecake, and Wild Mushroom Risotto and Porcini Twist missed the cut. Interestingly, the Wild Mushroom appetizer was one of the dishes marked on the previous menu as a guest favorite.
Soups & Salads
Moving on down, on the new Animator’s Palate menu, we noticed that the soups were left untouched. The two salads – Vine Ripe Tomato and the Curly Endive are still on the menu, but have been altered.
- Arugula and Curly Endive Salad
with Sliced Chorizo, Dried Figs, Herbed Croutons topped with a Cider Dressing.
- Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Zucchini and Red Onion Salad
with chopped Cilantro and Age Balsamic Dressing.
The feature selections have the greatest amount of changes with four new items and one modified dish.
New Feature Selections
- Pennete Bolognese
Pennete Pasta mixed with a rich Bolognese sauce garnished with shaved Parmesan Reggiano and Toasted Garlic Ciabatta.
- Seared Red Snapper
with Scallops, Crushed New Potatoes and Salsa Verde
- Jumbo Shrimp Salad
Poached Tiger Shrimp tossed in a Lemon Olive Oil, served on a diced Cucumber, Egg and Red Onion and garnished with Roquette Leaves
- Potato, Celeriac and Onion Gratin
with Butter Collard Greens
Modified Feature Selections
While there may be two modifications, the Beef Tenderloin appears to be more of a change on paper with a more descriptive name.
- Ginger-Teriyaki dusted Angus Beef Tenderloin
on Wasabi Mashed Potatoes with Bok Choy and a Tamarind-Barbecue Reduction
- Herb Crusted Veal Chop
Roasted Veal Chop Brushed with Dijon Mustard and crusted with Herbed Breadcrumbs served with Sun-dried Tomato Risotto and a Barolo Wine Sauce
To make room for these new main course offerings in Animator’s Palate, the Grilled Pacific Black Cod, White Shrimp Pennette Pasta, Stir-fry Vegetables, and the Arugula Leaves & Grilled Vegetable Salad have been dropped from the menu.
I’d like to thank Lysandara M again for sharing the new Animator’s Palate menus. This menu has been updated over on our menu page. If you spot a new menu on your next cruise let us know; if you can snap a few pictures to share, even better 🙂