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Carnival Releases 2021 Christmas Day Dinner Menu

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced its Christmas Gala Dinner menu for this year, which will be on Christmas Day, December 25 across the fleet.

Here’s what those sailing a cruise over Christmas can expect on the menu for the special holiday.

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Appetizers

Cold

  • Shrimp Cocktail – American cocktail sauce, lime garlic remoulade
  • Truffled Dates & Tomatoes – Cucumber, avocado, pomegranate juice dressing, torn herb salad
  • Rib Eye Tartare – Mustard aioli, caramelized onion, balsamic, and red pepper aioli

Hot

  • Crab and Shrimp Cake – Charred corn & grapefruit salad, cajun remoulade
  • Short Rib Dumpling Soup – Wine and thyme broth, roasted mushrooms
  • Baked Potato Soup – Buttermilk, smoked cheddar
  • Crisp Pork Belly – Caramelized peach pickle, miso chili dressing

Salad

  • Roasted Stuffed Beet – Dressed quinoa, feta, mint maple dressing
  • Baby Greens & Pickled Plum – Roasted raspberry vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad – Traditional preparation, house-made dressing, shaved parmesan

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Entrées

Seafood

  • Grilled Cod – Roasted cauliflower, pickled daikon, miso cream
  • Mediterranean Garlic Shrimp – Artichoke succotash, lime tahini yogurt
  • Mussels and Clams – Confit tomato, parsley, & sweet pickle

Meat

  • Slow-Roasted Tom Turkey – Sweet potato, Christmas stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish
  • NY Strip Steak – Smoked white bean cassoulet, roasted onion, minted chili salsa
  • Guava Glazed Stuffed Chicken – Mozzarella, basil, corn relish, shallot herb beurre blanc
  • Smoked Pork Loin – Sweet potato, broccoli rabe, raisin sauce

Vegetarian

  • Paccheri – Tomato stewed zucchini, parmesan, butter toasted ciabatta crumb, and oregano
  • Portobello Rellenos – Queso fundido, smoked tomato sauce
  • Malai Kofta & Hyderabadi Salan – Malabar ghee rice, pappads, & pomegranate raita

Steakhouse Selections

A $20 surcharge applies to each entrée in this section.

  • Broiled Lobster Tail – Served with drawn butter
  • Surf & Turf – Lobster tail & grilled filet mignon
  • Broiled Filet Mignon – 9 oz. premium aged beef

Sauces: Chimichurri, béarnaise, and peppercorn sauce

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The aft Vista dining room on Carnival Panorama.

Dessert

  • Melting chocolate cake – Vanilla ice cream available for the table
  • Textured chocolate – Ganache, plum sauce, cognac cream
  • Classic pecan pie – Delicious pie crust, plenty of pecan caramel ice cream

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