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Except for the app, which has a displeasurable taste, your dinner sounded and looked very delicious.
Overall the app was good but it had a bit of a strong aftertaste that didn't agree with me that I couldn't just figure out what it was! Even with that, every other thing about it I loved! I know that's odd, but the way I felt about it. BICE was an amazing restaurant and loved my meal overall. Just loved it and the view outside was amazing and made the experience so much better! Hope you get to try it one day!
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What a breathtaking view, sorry that something disagreed with you in the cheese, but glad the steak was good. Can’t believe your still going strong after the early start to your day.
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What a breathtaking view, sorry that something disagreed with you in the cheese, but glad the steak was good. Canít believe your still going strong after the early start to your day.
Quite the view for dinner and glad I dined out here! Odd about the cheese but the overall meal was great and will certainly return! I can't believe I was still at it being up since 3 am.
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Besides the issue with the appetizer, it sounds like a delightful meal. Your meal was just breathtaking! Glad the rain stopped quickly for you too!
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What a great dinner (minus the cheese in the app). You're view from the table is wonderful and the steak looks great!
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The app was the only downside of the meal, but even overall the app was good. It was just the strong taste at times. I know it sounds strange, but that's the way it was with it. BICE was excellent and will definitely return and hope I can get that great view!

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What a great dinner (minus the cheese in the app). You're view from the table is wonderful and the steak looks great!
Only the strong taste of something in the cheese was a bit unappealing and I'm sure there was something in it not listed on the menu, even though my server said there wasn't. I loved the view and glad I sat out on the deck and hope to do next time! The steak was fantastic, but didn't come cheap!
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You definitely picked the right table bc you really had some gorgeous views. Your dinner looked yummy as well, although it stinks that there was that aftertaste to the cheese. I wonder what it could’ve been?

Either way, it sounds like a really nice place to dine.
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You definitely picked the right table bc you really had some gorgeous views. Your dinner looked yummy as well, although it stinks that there was that aftertaste to the cheese. I wonder what it couldíve been?

Either way, it sounds like a really nice place to dine.
Still wondering what was in that cheese but it was strong and couldn't figure it out. Either way, it was something I didn't like and bothered me, especially in the morning! The views were great and glad I sat outside and will certainly do it the next time I dine here, which is a guarantee! Dinner was amazing! Service could have been better at the end as I had to wait a while for my check. One of the best at Universal, I'm sure, if not the best, but many I need to try first to support this. I did dine at several during my four days here.

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I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience at BICE!! You had a beautiful view!!
I enjoyed BICE so much and thanks for the recco and from Cheryl too! Only the one small problem with the app is the only negative of the meal! The view outside was amazing on a warm and beautiful night! It will only get better with my next post as you'll see! Should have it up by Thursday!
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Wednesday, October 4th (Part IX)
Once, I got back to ground level I did more exploring at the Portofino Resort. There was so much to take in here and I haven’t even gone inside the resort, which would come later.


Pool at Portofino Resort, which looks nice all lit up




Located below BICE

I began exploring the piazza, which was lit up so beautifully on a nice warm night, even though a bit humid.








Plenty of outdoor seating and tables on the piazza, which is most welcome to enjoy the views!








Some of the resort rooms overlooking the piazza. I’m sure they don’t come cheap with views like this!


I’m not the only one enjoying it out here!










Italian flag at half-mast due to the massacre in Las Vegas three days ago!








Stairway I took upstairs to BICE earlier

As I have explored the piazza area quite well, I wanted to see the inside of the Portofino Resort, so I headed over there.






The entrance to the lobby




As you can see, it’s equally as beautiful in here!


Bar American at Portofino Resort




I like the inside theming










Quite comfy in here




I thought about spending some time here, but they were closing soon.

I saw quite a bit of the resort in the lobby area and loved the theming inside. I headed back outside to see more of the piazza and relax for a bit before returning to the Royal Pacific for the night.











I went to the Thirsty Fish Bar and ordered a glass of Chianti, which I enjoyed outside taking the views on the piazza before returning to my resort as it was getting late. It was 10:30 pm and I’d been up since 3 am.

After relaxing for a while outside, I began to walk towards the boat dock and return to the Royal Pacific. Of course, I had to get a few more photos. It is just so beautiful outside with the piazza and resort all lit up and one does not get tired of this. I think Universal has outdone Disney in this regard! Disney looks great at night, but not like this. Although, the Yacht and Beach Club resorts look quite beautiful as well with Stormalong Bay lit up.








I love this photo and view and possibly my best of the evening! I’m using it as my wallpaper as well on my PC! It may also be one of the best photos I've ever taken!

I made it to the boat dock and only waited for a few minutes before a boat arrived. I would be taking one boat from the Portofino to City Walk and then transferring there to another boat to the Royal Pacific.



Shortly, I arrived at City Walk and transferred there to the Royal Pacific. There was already a boat waiting, which was convenient.



I arrived back at the Royal Pacific in just a few minutes. It was a long day and 11:15 pm. I can’t believe I made it this long after being up since 3 am.


Inside of Emeril’s Tchoup Restaurant

I walked back from the boat dock and took the elevator upstairs to the lobby and then downstairs to the second floor and walked back to my room. First, I wanted some photos of my hallway.


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My room

Once, I returned to my room I got ready for tomorrow and crashed for the night as I was quite tired after such a long, exhausting and action packed day with so many thrills!




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Portofino Bay is quite amazing and comes alive at night to say the least! It was a long one and I'm the one most amazed! I will certainly be sleeping well tonight!
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