This December we will be repeaters at CN (whoot! whoot!) and I have some questions for anyone who has recently been there.
Even though the Couples website shows that the Repeaters Dinner is at Otaheite, I understand that it is held at Lychee now? Is that correct? If it is at Lychee, is the Otaheite restaurant still closed on Mondays?
For anyone who has recently attended, what was the menu? I understand that the Repeaters Dinner is spectacular and is not to be missed, that it typically is the most excellent meal of one's stay?
It is @ Lychee and Otaheite is open Monday night. However, last night they held it on the patio by the pool in front of Otaheite, which is where we had it that same time last year. Everything was incredible with the main course being beef tenderloin and lobster! We sat with Brian and Mendy from the MB and the Assistant Manager of housekeeping, Cleon, a cool guy from the Lucea area. Great time as usual!
Just got back on Sunday from CN. It has indeed been moved from Otaheite to Lychee, but it was even better this time because they moved it outside! Met some great new folks at our table (saw them all week long) and conversation was easier because it was outside. I can't exactly remember the menu, but they have a new head chef and his creations were delicious.
I assume that Otaheite is open on Monday, but then we didn't eat there until Saturday.. I know that Lychee is closed on Monday, of course..
The Otaheite is too small to hold the number of repeaters, so they have it at the Lychee now. The food still comes from the Otaheite, so the menu is the high end stuff from there, not Lychee food. The menu changes, but typically it's steak and lobster. The Otaheite is still closed on Mondays because the kitchen and wait staff work the repeater's dinner.
...Is seating pre-arranged with name cards at each place setting?
There are no name cards and seating is not pre-arranged. Each couple just picks a table as they come in/arrive. Occasionally there are groups or pairs of friends that claim a table as their own, but otherwise you sit where you want.