Master Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is joining
Crystal Serenity’s July 28 Mediterranean cruise to create a week of
menus exclusively for Crystal Cruises guests.
Nobu will prepare a week of Omakase
dinners – or chef’s choice menu – each night in Silk Road, the
complimentary shipboard restaurant that has featured his signature
cuisine since 2003. Besides cooking, welcoming guests and signing
books, the famed restaurateur will demonstrate his culinary
techniques, providing a glimpse into the genius behind his dishes.
While Nobu distinctively blends traditional Japanese cuisine
with Peruvian influences, he is also renowned for creating food
that reflects his “kokoro,” or heart.
Those fortunate to dine in a Nobu or Matsuhisa restaurant while
the chef is in the house know that it’s common to see him greeting
and interacting with his guests.
“Nobu is not only a
passionate, creative force, but the consummate host who takes
pleasure in connecting with guests,” said Toni Neumeister, vice
president, food & beverage operations.
Nobu’s cuisine –
prepared by Nobu-trained chefs - debuted on Crystal Serenity in
2003., they expanded
their relationship with the introduction of Silk Road and The
Sushi Bar aboard Crystal Symphony in 2008. Both restaurants
complete the experience with Nobu’s sake and china.
By May 2009, the
multi-Michelin-Star-awarded Matsuhisa will have 25 restaurants
worldwide. Zagat called him “the man who may be the best Japanese
chef in the world.” The Los Angeles Times named him one of
America’s 10 Best Chefs.
The 12-day itinerary visits
Venice, San Marino, Corfu, Rhodes, Bodrum, Istanbul, Mykonos and
Athens. Cruise fares start at US$6,055 per person, double
An All Inclusive – As You Wish promotion provides a
US$2,000 per couple shipboard credit to customize one’s cruise
experience. The Crystal Assurance Plan offers reduced deposits and
cancellation periods, as well as the assurance that guests will be
protected at the reduced fare if a stateroom category is later
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