If you love eclectic global dining with small plates to sample and share, then one new eatery to check out at sea is The Food Republic on Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Escape.
Created by Miami-based restaurateurs Jose Mendin, Andreas Schreiner and Sergio Navarro of The Pubbelly Restaurant Group, the specialty dining experience is modern and high-tech. It resembles a food hall and has fabulous sea views from many tables along the windows.
Randy Gonzalez, a CruiseOne franchise owner, Clearwater, FL, dined at the Food Republic in November. He loved the atmosphere. It was as “if being one with the ocean – meaning all the windows made the views breathtaking.”
Diners order from iPads on high-top tables. The screens not only list the dishes but also show photos of each and the price for each.