If you are ever on the Azamara Quest, and love a good martini (and who doesn’t?), you should go straight-away to the Casino Luxe Bar on deck 5 and see Tanja from Macedonia. Besides being a true martini master, her friendly, accommodating service creates a relaxing, glad-you-are-here experience.
One of the specialties there is the “Martini Flight” — a sampler of five different martinis for $15. Of course we had to try it. It added to the fun that Tanja let us help pick the five flavors she would prepare. But before we got started, she excused herself for a quick trip to the kitchen.
When she returned, she had prepared for us a selection of olives and cheese to accompany our tasting. Very impressive!
Choosing the first one to try was easy: Our personal fav, the French Martini. Tanja prepared it perfectly, mixing the Grey Goose, Chambord and pineapple juice so it had just the right amount of foam on top.
So on we went, one to another, Tanja taking the time to explain what was coming next and giving us a chance to vote as well. Let me tell you, they were all superb, including the piece de resistance, the Chocolate Martini, which was last.
For her friendliness, mastery and customer service, Tanja is the newest member of the Cruising Squared Martini Hall of Fame!