Crystal Cruises Unveils Culinary Concept for Crystal Esprit
Cruise News – Sept. 8, 2015
Crystal Yacht Cruises, the luxury yachting experience that is part of Crystal Cruises’ major expansion plans, has unveiled the culinary offerings aboard its upcoming 62-guest Crystal Esprit. The concept will focus heavily on quality local ingredients of the Seychelles Islands and Mediterranean coast, and showcase many of the favorite dishes served aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.
Crystal Esprit will set sail in December 2015 with an elegant and eclectic menu of globally inspired Michelin-starred cuisine. An array of culinary choices will be available at any time of day or night, from small bites and midnight snacks to casual al fresco lunches and chic, multicourse dinners. Local versions of favorite Crystal dishes will also be served, using the freshest ingredients available in each destination and reflecting the local flavors.
“The outstanding food and wine experience has always been a highlight of the Crystal experience and will continue to be an integral part of the onboard experience aboard Crystal Yacht Cruises,” says Crystal president and CEO, Edie Rodriguez. “With public spaces and dining areas that are more intimate, our superior culinary team will maintain — and even exceed — the standard of world-class, creative cuisine that travelers expect from Crystal.”
The onboard eateries will include:
- The Yacht Club and its outdoor extension, the Patio Café will serve a selection of Crystal’s modern and classic specialties, with made-to-order omelets, waffles, pancakes, and a health bar with fresh fruit and vegetable juices for breakfast; lunch options including made-to-order pastas and risottos, seafood, and meat antipasti, and a raw and salad bar, plus an à la carte menu offering local dishes; dinner menus include a Modern Tasting menu and a Classic menu including locally inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients found at the local markets, all served in a bright setting with expansive windows and sea breezes.
- The Sunset Bar & Grill menu will feature burgers, wraps, and locally inspired “global street food,” served tapas style and reflecting the destinations visited.
- The Pantry will serve as the 24-hour “go-to” spot for freshly baked light snacks and pastries, coffee, and a self-service wine bar.
- Crystal Esprit Guest Suites also allow guests to indulge in the privacy of their own staterooms, with available 24-hour stateroom dining.
Yacht Club Photo: Crystal Cruises
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