Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to Join Crystal’s President Cruise in 2015

November 4, 2014

New on the Menu for the Luxury Line’s Silver Anniversary President’s Cruise: Dinners, Tastings and Demos with the World-Renowned Chef.

Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is to bring his internationally acclaimed expertise onboard Crystal Cruises’ 12th July ultra-luxury European cruise from Lisbon to Dover.  The planned special dinners, sake tastings and celebrations set to feature Nobu’s famous Peruvian-infused Japanese cuisine will only enhance the special atmosphere onboard, as the sailing celebrates Crystal’s 25th Anniversary and is hosted by Crystal’s president and COO Edie Rodriguez.  Throughout the 13-night voyage, Nobu – whose signature cuisine is featured in Crystal’s Silk Road and The Sushi Bar – will share his talents and famously personable panache during cooking demos, book signings and Sake tastings with Sake Master Hazu.

More exclusive and indulgent experiences planned for the voyage include:

Two omakase, or chef’s choice, dinners in Silk Road, with menus by Nobu featuring Connoisseur ingredients – including toro tuna – paired with champagne and rare, specially-crafted Hokustsu “Northern Snow” Sake and Ongaku-shu “Musical Sake”.  The $250 per person dinners also offers guests a complimentary signed cookbook and photo with Nobu.

An extravagant, $1,000-per-guest Ultimate Vintage Room dinner with a specially designed menu complete with champagne and wine pairings for just 12 guests.

“Nobu has been a special part of the Crystal family for many years and we’re thrilled to welcome him back onboard to celebrate our 25th anniversary,” said Rodriguez.  “Luxury travellers throughout the world relish the opportunity to enjoy his distinctive cuisine.  Therefore, the fact that they can enjoy his specialties on every cruise during the year and have the opportunity to mingle with and learn from him makes it all the more special for Crystal guests.”

Nobu’s Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine has been served complimentary in Silk Road and The Sushi Bar onboard every Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sailing since 2003 and 2008, respectively.  Nobu personally trains all chefs, designs all menus and frequently visits the ships for ongoing refinement.

The cruise departs Lisbon on 12th July and visits Oporto, St-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux (two nights), Brest, St-Malo (overnight), Guernsey and Honfleur (overnight).  Book before 2nd January 2015 for all-inclusive fly/cruise prices starting from £3,889 per person including flight from the UK to Lisbon, overseas transfers and 13 nights in a deluxe stateroom with picture window with all meals and soft drinks, most alcoholic beverages, port taxes and gratuities.

Crystal Cruises is the world’s leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.  Aboard the all-inclusive, ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity.  With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, superior quality and extensive choices.  Crystal sails to all seven continents, providing worldwide holidays of five to 100+ nights that bridge the best of land and sea.

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