With millions of well-pampered guests who have enjoyed the superior hospitality provided aboard Royal Caribbean International ships, you could say the cruise line knows what it takes to be the perfect host. Now its Master Chef and guru of entertaining, Rudi Sodamin, is providing his time-tested secrets for planning, preparing, and presenting the perfect holiday fare and creating a celebratory atmosphere. Chef Sodamin's talent, culinary mastery, and energy are evident throughout this lively volume. You will be inspired by his passion for entertaining family and friends--and the ships' guests. The "Royal Caribbean International Holiday & Entertainment Cookbook" provides detailed menus for delectable holiday and special-occasion meals. In addition, there are a wealth of imaginative tips to create the perfect ambiance, with place setting, centerpiece, decorating, and lighting ideas tailored to each celebration. The gorgeous food photography and colorful, fun design enhance the recipes and suggestions provided. Set the stage for an intimate and romantic Valentine's Day with special lighting, tableware, and linens and a luscious menu of seafood risotto, tenderloin in a peppery sauce, and chocolate dipped fruit. Throw a fun-filled summer soiree that will transport guests to an exotic location--if only for one night--with refreshing fare and fruity rum-based cocktails. Create the perfect Thanksgiving feast--fool-proof roasted turkey with cornbread and sausage stuffing, butternut squash soup, cranberry relish, and brandied pumpkin pie--in a setting that exudes the autumn season. Hosting holiday celebrations and parties should be fun. This enthusiastic volume helps make itso.