A Culinary Voyage
Celebrity Cruises is tempting taste buds with new epicurean experiences.
When top culinary talent uses locally sourced ingredients for globally inspired recipes, the result is an exceptional dining experience. And now Celebrity Cruises, as the industry leader in culinary arts, is bringing more modern luxuries to its dining program. Look for new restaurants, new menus, new classes, and new epicurean adventures in the Caribbean this season.
“Celebrity has always been recognized for its unmatched culinary and beverage experiences,” said Brian Abel, VP of hotel operations. “We are now taking our expertise to an entirely new level through our latest offerings, which are adventurous, unexpected and distinct….”
The modern luxury brand has premiered a variety of new culinary adventures and expanded its restaurant portfolio over an 18-month period. “We continue to redefine our offerings, and the expectations of modern luxury vacationers by providing unique onboard experiences,” said Cornelius Gallagher, AVP of food and beverage operations. Here’s a look at what you’ll find on board and on shore.
New Culinary Delights and Traditional Foodie Favorites
Chef’s Market Discoveries: Guests can take part in chef-led culinary excursions to local markets, offered in more than 40 regions across the world. Tour the market, source ingredients, head back to the ship for a chef’s tour of the galley, then finish the experience with a culturally inspired feast.
Blendtique: Become a vintner for a day with Celebrity’s wine-blending class. Create a signature wine, customize it in a one-of-a-kind bottle with your personal label, send it back home to family or friends.
Sushi on Five: Celebrity’s newest culinary hotspot, Sushi on Five, replaces what was once Bistro on Five. Expert sushi chef, Yoshikazu “Yoshi” Okada, created an à la carte menu for a memorable dining experience complemented by wasabi grated table-side and premium sakes curated by a sake sommelier.
Tuscan Grille: Look for a revamped menu at this Italian ristorante. It comes straight from Celebrity’s Michelin-starred Chef Gallagher. He’s tempting taste buds with homemade pasta, artisanal salumi and cheeses, and prime dry-aged steaks. Sip house-made limoncello and choose from a wine list dedicated to the wine-growing regions of Italy.
Luminae and Blu: These two venues are exclusively for Suite Class and AquaClass guests, respectively. The eclectic fare at Luminae earned it the highest ratings across the fleet, and at Blu, AquaClass guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and dinner in an intimate, elegant venue that serves flavorful dishes following a “clean cuisine” approach.
Murano: For the romantic in everyone, the guest favorite offers modern interpretations of classic French cuisine and a unique Five Senses Menu—six courses presented in a tasting menu, perfectly paired with world-class wine, designed to stimulate the senses.
Rooftop Terrace: The premiere of this chic venue introduced cocktails to movie-watching, presented alfresco amidst sea breezes. And at the Lawn Club, The Porch features soups, salads, a raw bar, burgers, and a magnificent seafood tower along with homemade sangria, signature cocktails, beer, and wine.
Sky Observation Lounge: Prepare to be wowed, cocktail-style, when checking out the flair on Solstice Class ships. The onboard mixologist has been professionally trained by the world’s best flair bartender, Christian Delpech, to put on a show when creating hand-crafted drinks.
The Wine Program: The main dining room wine lists, which have claimed 39 Awards of Excellence from the Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards over the last four years, host more than 300 prestigious labels, including Celebrity’s newest proprietary blend, Elegance by Kendall-Jackson. The extensive collection is offered by one of the largest sommelier teams in the world—on land or at sea.
World Class Bar: In 2015, Celebrity debuted the cocktail-centric venue that mixes craftsmanship, showmanship, and premium liquors for some of the best cocktails at sea and on land. It replaces Molecular Bar with upscale drinks and modern decor.
Gastrobar: The craft-beer bar aboard Celebrity Equinox has a wide-ranging beer list with more than 40 hoppy choices, along with fine wines and fun cocktails. It all pairs perfectly with the pub-fare menu in a casually sophisticated venue that took over the former Cellar Masters space.
Dine Aware: Celebrity will be the first cruise line in the industry to introduce the food allergy and intolerance program. Guests with special dietary needs will be able to dine confidently with Dine Aware.
Ripple Maker: Customize your cappuccino or latte foam with personalized images and photos.
Riedel Glassware: With over 260 years of expertise, Riedel will be Celebrity’s exclusive glassware served in all of the main dining rooms.
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