Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Crystal Yacht Cruises' Crystal Esprit to Feature New Culinary Concept

Crystal Esprit
We've always felt that the food alone was reason enough to take a Crystal cruise and now Crystal Yacht Cruises, the upcoming luxury yachting experience from Crystal Cruises, is sparing no measure of quality in the culinary offerings on their new vessel. Crystal has unveiled the culinary concept for the 62-guest Crystal Esprit, which focuses heavily on local ingredients of the Seychelles Islands and Mediterranean coast, and showcases many of the favorite dishes served on the line's large ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. The yacht will set sail in December 2015 with an eclectic menu of globally inspired Michelin starred cuisine for its guests, from extraordinary seafood cuisine on the al fresco terrace, to decadent pastries, snacks, espresso and wine in the quaint corner bar.

"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 & 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."

Crystal Esprit will offer guests an array of culinary choices at any time of day or night, from small bites and midnight snacks, to casual lunches al fresco and chic, multi-course 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 onboard eateries include:
-- The Yacht Club and its outdoor extension, the Patio Cafe restaurants will serve a selection of Crystal's modern and classic specialties, with made-to-order omelets, waffles and 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 a la carte menu offering local dishes; dinner menus include a Modern Tasting menu and a Classic menu including local inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients found at the local markets, all served in a bright and immaculate 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 travelers to indulge in the plush privacy of their own staterooms, with available 24-hour stateroom dining.
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Image Courtesy Crystal Cruises

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