Venture down the grand staircase into the posh art deco steakhouse onboard Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady. We’re taking you out for dinner with our favorite leading ladyship to share the ambiance, good vibes, and best menu items. Slide into our booth and crack the menu at the Wake.
The Ambiance of The Wake
Dinner at the Wake immediately conjures the feeling of arriving at a classic art deco supper club. The dining room is one of the largest spaces on the ship, but you would never know because of how the designers have threaded it around the entire aft section of deck six.
You enter the Wake via the Grand Staircase on deck seven. You descend into a small lounge with beautiful modern chandeliers above, then the hostess seats you in one of the many alcoves, cleverly tucked away to create intimate dining spaces.
The cream and bronze color palette oozes with classic class. The room features white leather booths, barrel seats, taupe carpets, and light wood and bronze accents combined with a mixture of modern and natural lighting from the floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the restaurant’s namesake. The only thing we loved more than the vibe was the menu.
The Menu of The Wake
The Meal at the Wake
For our starter, we had Broiled Bone Marrow with an ample slice of cornbread. Our main dish was the Salt Encrusted Dorade, a whole fish aged in salt inside a puff pastry shell. The server ritually debones the filet during a table-side service. For research sake, and because we were feeling saucy, we also ordered the filet mignon served rare, accompanied by a bone marrow bearnaise sauce from the sauce menu. The creamed spinach and artisan mushroom sides completed our meal.
When Virgin Voyages boasts Michelin Star quality food, we advise that you listen. Dining at the Wake was the highlight of an incredible onboard experience. Our Salt Encrusted Dorade was one of the finest meals we have had at sea on any level of cruising. We were truly impressed.
Hopefully, all of this talk has to whet your appetite for a culinary exploration of any of Virgin’s Ladyships. If you already have a booking be sure to pre-book your dining before boarding because space in the venues is limited. Your experienced travel advisor and concierge team at Luxury Cruise Connections are the perfect people to make it happen.