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RichC 05-24-2010 09:04 AM

We just returned from two weeks on the Emerald and was hopeful that they would have the seafood buffet with lobster claws, shrimp & crab legs but there were only shrimp, mussels & scallops the first week & only shrimp the second week. I believe it was the first week that we had crab claws in Cafe Carib during the week but they were almost impossible to open & hardly worth the effort. My wife asked the waiters for an opener & he did get one but he didn't leave it at the table. He stood there & opened each claw as I ate it....weird. I do not like having someone stand over me & feed me morsels of food.
The main dining room did have the lobster tails & large shrimp on both formal nights.

peter l 05-24-2010 09:50 AM

I do love being pampered on vacation, but that is just a tad out there !
Although, I would try it..

Peterl

penny3333 05-24-2010 10:44 AM

How strange, everytime I've had crab on board, it has been cracked for me. Of course, this was in the dining room. But you would think in the Cafe Carib, they would crack the legs before serving.

RichC 05-24-2010 11:43 AM

They usually crack the lobster claws if that's what you were thinking but these were medium crab claws & not cracked. I resorted to using my knife handle to beat them to death but it was tough work (and messy). They weren't worth the effort.

Dwayne 05-24-2010 01:53 PM

Welcome Back Rich!

That would be an odd thing to have someone crack each claw. When I go out for crab claws here I always tell the waitress or waiter "This ain't gonna be pretty". I have claw pieces and juice flying everywhere. My tablemates should have goggles. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

Dwayne

RichC 05-24-2010 02:11 PM

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Originally posted by IslandCruz:
Welcome Back Rich!

That would be an odd thing to have someone crack each claw. When I go out for crab claws here I always tell the waitress or waiter "This ain't gonna be pretty". I have claw pieces and juice flying everywhere. My tablemates should have goggles. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif


Dwayne
It reminds me of the crab feasts we used to have in Maryland. Spread out the brown wrapping paper over the table & pour the hot crabs in the center covered in old bay. I've even got my old crackers.

Dwayne 05-24-2010 03:26 PM

Why am I craving crab claws now? http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

That's exactly how I fix and serve freshly caught Blue Crabs here! Well sometimes I use newspapers. Absolutely nothing like Maryland Crab Cakes!

Dwayne

poormom 05-24-2010 04:34 PM

I never did understand why they serve the messiest meals on formal night. I love to watch the tourists wrestle with a Maine lobster. It's like payback for sitting in the traffic.

Dave 05-24-2010 05:00 PM

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I never did understand why they serve the messiest meals on formal night.
Probably another reason why I order the prime rib on those nights!

Dwayne 05-24-2010 06:01 PM

Luckily, most often the waiter will take the lobster tail(s) out of the shell for me. Not that I need him to as I know how to do it myself. I definitely wouldn't wear a nice shirt and tie to formal nights if they had crab claws. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

Dwayne


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