Food options aboard cruise ships have expanded in recent years. Some dining experiences come with an extra price tag while others are included in the base price. Celebrity Cruises offers a special perk through its partnership with Bravo and its Emmy® Award-winning television show Top Chef. This TV show first aired in 2006. Invited chefs compete against one another in different culinary challenges. The contestants are judged by a panel of professional chefs and notables from the food and wine industry. One or more contestants are eliminated in each episode.
Due to the partnership between Celebrity and Bravo, Celebrity passengers are able enjoy a Top Chef at Sea experience from the comfort of their main dining room seating. Recipes from former Top Chefs programs are prepared for dinner. The Top Chef Night is an event that should not be missed.
In addition to the Top Chef Night, the cruise line offers Celebrity culinary voyages when a few Top Chefs are aboard the ship and offer special programing. Follow the link for more information.
Here is a sampling of Celebrity’s Top Chef at Sea offerings.
Tuna Tartare with Nicoise Olives, White Asparagus, and Egg Vinaigrette
Recipe by Hung Huynh, Top Chef Season 3 Episode 8
Smooth Tomato Gazpacho with Watermelon and Mint
Recipe by Hosea Rosenberg, Stefan Richter, and Jeff McInnis,
Top Chef Season 5 Episode 5
Kale Salad with Brussel Sprout Leaves and Lemon Vinaigrette
Recipe by Brooke Williamson, Top Chef Season 10 Episode 1
Salmon Confit with Saffron Fennel Puree and Smoked Potato Puree
Recipe by George Mendes, Top Chef Masters, Season 3 Episode 1
Vanilla Tres Leches Cake
Recipe by Heather Terhune, Top Chef Season 9 Episode 3
I have always been impressed by Celebrity’s ability to prepare thousands of delicious meals each day. To include Celebrity’s Top Chef at Sea experience in the main dining room is a welcomed treat.
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