As the countdown to Mardi Gras continues, Carnival Cruise Line has revealed info about Chibang!, another new-to-the-line eatery. In addition, when the line’s new flagship launches, several popular venues which normally require an additional fee will be included in the cruise fare.
What We Know About Chibang!
What makes this latest entry into the ship’s already-impressive culinary lineup special? Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Chibang! will feature a menu combining both Mexican and Chinese dishes. Think of it as a two-for-one dining experience.
Named after the Mandarin word for wing, Chibang! will feature two menus, each offering a wide selection of authentic Chinese and Mexican foods. Translation: If half your dining party wants quesadillas and the other half wants Kung Pao Chicken, this spot will have you covered.
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Main courses range from Singapore chili shrimp and kung pao chicken on the Chinese side to pollo en mole and camarones diablo on the Mexican menu. Both also feature a variety of sides and desserts. And of course, there’s nothing preventing guests from mixing and matching to their heart’s content.
As for the space itself, Chibang! will have deep red and green decor with gold accents, designed to pay homage to both of the cultures featured on the menu. Just to amp up the drama, the restaurant will have floor-t0-ceiling windows running the full length of the space providing diners with a killer view. Oh, and did we mention they’ll be greeted by a colorful (and photo-ready) dragon at the entrance?
As with many of Mardi Gras‘ venues, look for Chibang! to have a few specialty cocktails available, including the Chibang! Margarit (made with blood orange syrup), the Smokey Mezcal Negroni and a Green Tea Martini.
More Food For Less
Meanwhile, for a limited time Chibang!, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse/Brewhouse and Cucina del Capitano — all of which normally charge a fee at dinnertime — will be included in the cruise fare.
“Mardi Gras is such an incredible ship that we wanted to offer guests a limited time opportunity to enjoy some of her new and most popular specialty restaurants at no charge,” says Cyrus Marfatia, Carnival’s vice president of Culinary and dining.