We Tried It! The Thomas Keller Partnership with Seabournby Sherri Eisenberg | August 17, 2016
It's always exciting when a renown chef partners with a cruise line, and we thoroughly enjoy Crystal Cruises' partnership with "Iron Chef" Nobu Matsuhisa and Miami locavore hero Michael Schwartz's dishes on Royal Caribbean. But you could argue that, in terms of U.S.-based chefs, Thomas Keller is the very top of the field.
So just how impressive were the Keller dishes onboard our Seabourn Quest sailing? After the first couple days, we found ourselves wishing we could at at The Grill — already the best steakhouse at sea, and one of the best restaurants on any ship, at just three months past its May 2016 opening — every night, stalking the Keller items throughout the ship, and wishing there were breakfast offerings, too. We actually planned where we ate each day of our sailing based on the Keller choices of the evening ... and we can't think of a better compliment than that.
Sherri Eisenberg is a New York City-based writer and editor. She is the former editorial director of ShermansCruise.