As I discussed in my recent post, there are two adults-only restaurants about the Disney Cruise Line Dream Class ships, but one of those two is also found on the smaller Classic Ships. Palo, meaning "pole" in Italian, is inspired by Venice, its name referring to the tools of the trade of Venetian gondoliers.
My favorite of the three pastas we tried is the Chianti braised beef ravioli "en bordo," tossed in a rich red wine reduction with roasted carrots and celery. Unctuous braised beef meets al dente pasta, and it's decadent! The ravioli themselves are toothsome, but add the rich umami sauce and it's so much more than a pasta course.
A lemon sorbet intermezzo is refreshing and cleanses the palate before diving into our entrees.
Ali circled the table, poking each souffle and then dousing it with a bit of both sauces. And then we're ready to dig in! Absolute chocolate heaven...
A meal at Palo is exceptional regardless of the time of day. I'm a huge fan of both brunch and dinner at Palo and hope you will consider it if you're ever lucky enough to sail on the most magical cruise line in all the land (and sea), Disney Cruise Line.