Crystal to host Ultimate Vintage Dinners this summer
Award-winning Napa Valley vintners Bo and Heidi Barrett and multiple Michelin-star chef Nobu Matsuhisa will each host one of Crystal Cruises' 2013 Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners, all for the very first time.
Each event will allow up to fourteen guests to attend a seven-course, ultra-rare wine-pairing feasts in the private Vintage Room aboard the luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity as they sail in the Mediterranean or the Black Sea. The "dinner tab" to attend this exclusive event is $1,000 per guest.
During Crystal Serenity's voyage from Istanbul to Barcelona on May 18, the Barretts will be selecting each wine that is to be served during the gourmet event. They are credited with helping to put California wines on the map and are behind the famous Chateau Montelena Winery.
When Crystal Symphony sails from Rome to Istanbul on July 13, renowned Michelin-starred Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be creating his very first "Ultimate" meal for the line, accompanied by unique wine and champagne pairings. Chef Matsuhisa will also hold autograph sessions, cooking classes and more specialised-culinary dinners throughout the sailing.