SEATTLE, April 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Holland America Line is enhancing the Terrace Grill on its 15 premium ships and rebranding the popular lunch spot as "Dive-In at the Terrace Grill." The outdoor bistro-style grill area by the ships' Lido pool will feature new signature burgers, hot dogs and fries.
The first ships to open the new gourmet grill were ms Eurodam, ms Amsterdam and ms Maasdam. The remaining ships in the fleet will be opening Dive-In at the Terrace Grill throughout summer 2014. The areas will be decorated with new Dive-In signage and decor.
"We're always listening to our guests and travel partners for ideas to evolve the dining experience on our ships with new concepts, and the Dive-In is an exciting enhancement to our culinary offerings," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest programs for Holland America Line. "For a casual meal, Dive-In offers a delicious choice with a gourmet twist."
All of the signature burgers are hand-formed, freshly made beef patties featuring Holland America Line's secret Dive-In Sauce, chop-chop lettuce and sliced tomato on a toasted brioche bun in addition to other accoutrements. Guests can choose from burgers such as The Gainer, which is served with a mound of crispy frizzled onions; The Cannonball with Gouda cheese, applewood smoked bacon and sweet caramelized onions; and The High-Dive with cheddar cheese. Guests in the mood for chicken can choose The Back Flip chicken breast burger topped with guacamole and all the burger dressings, while vegetarians can sample The Freestyle, a vegetarian burger with grilled portabella mushroom topped with melting Gouda and cheddar cheeses, avocado and Dive-In sauce.
"I applaud the creativity and skills of our culinary team to come up with a tasty menu that could be a stand-alone bistro grill on land," said Michael Smith, senior vice president, marine hotel operations for Holland America Line. "It's been a fantastic hit with our guests so far and we know it will continue to be very popular."
Signature hot dogs feature Nathan's Famous all beef dogs, all served with Dive-In Sauce in a poppy-seed bun. The Dive-In Dog is topped with American-style mustard and a mound of crispy frizzled onions; The Dog Paddle is topped with sauerkraut, crispy bacon bits and German mustard, while The Dunkin' Dog is topped with melty cheese sauce, pickled jalapenos and chopped red onions.
No hamburger or hot dog would be complete without Dive-In French Fries, and guests can order them three ways: traditional, topped with Dive-In Sauce or smothered in melty cheese sauce.
The existing Taco Bar will continue to be available with the Dive-In at the Terrace Grill. Guests make their own taco with handmade tortillas or hard taco shells and a selection of popular condiments and fillings including chicken, beef and pork.
Holland America Line's Culinary Program
Extraordinary culinary experiences are a hallmark of every Holland America Line vacation with a wide range of superb cuisine that ranges from regional specialties and itinerary-based dishes to traditional favorites. From simple to gourmet, every dish is prepared with the freshest, highest quality ingredients by professional, dedicated culinary staff. Award-winning Master Chef Rudi Sodamin serves as Holland America Line's culinary consultant for the line's fleet of five-star ships. Sodamin also is chairman of the line's Culinary Council which includes renowned international chefs Johnnie Boer, David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner, Jacques Torres and Mark Best.
The premium ships feature award-winning alternative restaurants Tamarind, a Pan-Asian food concept, the Pinnacle Grill steak and seafood venue and Canaletto, a fine dining Italian eatery. In addition, exclusive restaurant evenings in the Pinnacle Grill feature "An Evening at Le Cirque," which brings the famed New York City Le Cirque restaurant to guests on board Holland America Line, and "A Taste of De Librije" that features the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Star Chef Jonnie Boer.
For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine—a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes—Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.
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