Silk Road: Guests on the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity can experience the Peruvian- and European-influenced Japanese cuisine that has become the trademark of Chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa. He serves up delicacies such as rock shrimp tempura, salmon tartare and miso-marinated black cod.
Red Ginger: Guests on Oceania Cruises’ Riviera and Marina can enjoy a wide selection of top-notch complimentary restaurants such as the brasserie managed by Jacques Pepin, the French master chef who is also the cruise line’s culinary adviser. Cuisine here includes creations such as Asian-spiced rack of lamb and summer rolls served with pomello, rice paper, basil, and toasted coconut and miang sauce.
Prime 7: Some of the best steakhouses anywhere at sea – and probably on land too – are the complimentary restaurants on board Regent Seven Seas ships. Here diners can start their meals with some old favorites, such as oysters Rockefeller before indulging in USADA prime, dry-aged beef, such as the 32-ounce porterhouse steak, or such delicacies as whole main lobster with wine. The spectacular desserts include the Valrhona cake with its 14 layers.
Restaurant 2: For culinary excellence akin to what is normally only seen on Iron Chef, head for this stylish complimentary dining venue on board Seabourn’s luxurious ships. Here the chefs use the best ingredients from the various regions through which the ship travels to create culinary masterpieces that highlight the concept of food as part of the enjoyment of life. Think of foie grass crème brûlée in this regard.
Le Champagne: Cuisine utilizing locally-sourced fresh ingredients is the cornerstone of the Relais & Chateaux restaurants on board Silversea’s luxurious cruise liners. The six-course menu changes all the time, as do the pairings, but the outstanding results remain the same.