Carnival Mardi Gras will feature new Seafood Restaurant

Carnival Cruise Line has announced details about a new seafood restaurant that will be featured on Carnival’s Mardi Gras which launches next summer.

Rudi’s Seagrill, created in partnership with celebrity chef Rudi Sodamin, will serve an extensive selection of seafood entrees and sides plus be several dishes presented as playful “food faces”.

Carnival vice president of culinary and dining explained: “Rudi’s Seagrill will feature next-level seafood delicacies and showcase Rudi’s innovative artistry and ‘plates with personalities’ where guests can feast their eyes on a new personable presentation every time they dine – we’re sure everyone will enjoy them.”

The 80-seat restaurant will feature warm lighting and stylish design elements. An alfresco space will also be available in The Lanai, the outdoor promenade area.

Rudi’s Seagrill will be an extra charge but there is no pricing has been announced yet. Carnival has started the restaurant will be inline with the ships other full-service speciality restaurants.

Sodamin is known for creating innovative and unique dining experiences and currently is Master Chef on Carnivals sister brand Holland America Line.

He began his career with an apprenticeship in Austria at the age of age 14 which earned him the title of the youngest chef at sea and is a member of a number of prestigious culinary organisations.

He has also written many cookbooks including “Food Faces” which features 150 vibrant images of his edible creations. The book, as well as other merchandise, will be available to buy onboard Mardi Gras.

Rudi’s Seagrill Menu Selection

The menu at Rudi’s Seagrill will feature a selection of appetisers, entrees and desserts presented as food faces including big eye tuna, grilled branzino, seared scallops and apple cheesecake.

Guests can also choose from a full menu of dishes including crab cake, salt-roasted prawns, broiled lobster tail and chocolate truffle cake. For guests who prefer non-seafood options, there will be plenty of alternatives, as well.

Mardi Gras is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ship is set to enter service on 31st August 2020. She will sail European itineraries before repositioning to New York and then onto Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning in October 2020.

David McDonald
As one half of Cruise with Ben & David I am a huge cruise enthusiast and have sailed on over 30 cruises. On dry land, I am a Head of Design at a digital media company based in London. I have had the opportunity to work with brands such as the Financial Times and The Telegraph.