Silversea’s new S.A.L.T. culinary programme is set to revolutionise Silver Moon
Silversea Cruises exciting new on-board culinary programme, called .S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste), is set to change culinary travel when it launches on board luxury cruise ship Silver Moon in August 2020.
Silver Moon will take guests on a journey around the world's food cultures via the .S.A.L.T. programme, where guests will dine on fine cuisine in eight restaurants, including:
- Silversea’s Hot Rocks concept at The Grill
- Kaiseki , the authentic Japanese restaurant
- The .S.A.L.T. Kitchen—a space entirely dedicated to the authentic flavours of sailed destinations
The .S.A.L.T. Kitchen on Silver Moon
The .S.A.L.T. Kitchen offers the most immersive dining experience offered aboard Silver Moon. The .S.A.L.T. Kitchen is a dining space entirely dedicated to the authentic flavours of sailed destinations and replaces the Indochine restaurant found on Silver Muse. The .S.A.L.T. Kitchen will offer an ever-changing menu, and will feature regionally inspired wines to enable diners to form epicurean connections with local cultures. In the .S.A.L.T. Bar, which will adjoin the .S.A.L.T. Kitchen, guests will enjoy regional drinks to better engage with destinations.
Silver Moon’s .S.A.L.T. Lab
This comprehensive approach to culinary exploration will be enhanced in Silver Moon’s .S.A.L.T. Lab, another new space in which Silversea Cruises guests will be immersed into regional food cultures under the tutoring of expert local chefs and food industry experts. The new .S.A.L.T. Lab will replace La Dame, which will be repositioned to deck 8. In Silver Moon’s .S.A.L.T. Lab, Silversea Cruises guests will learn about local ingredients and artisanal techniques, through workshops, tastings, and demonstrations. Here, authenticity will be top of the menu and themed experiences will adapt according to the region in which guests are sailing.
Travellers will experience the world’s food cultures on special shore excursions, before returning to Silver Moon to discuss the experience. On the programme’s pilot, for example, guests discovered the history, conventions, and secrets of Balinese cuisine, while cruising between Bali and Sandakan, Malaysia. Food expert and member of Ubud’s Royal Family, Maya Kerthyasa shared stories of her grandmother’s traditional recipes and hosted a spice paste workshop, in which participants were educated on the region’s food culture through a hands-on cooking experience.
A three-time winner of the prestigious James Beard Journalism Award and former Editor-in-Chief of Saveur magazine, Adam Sachs will oversee Silversea Cruises .S.A.L.T. programme, utilising his journalistic experience and knowledge of food to share the world’s most engaging culinary stories with guests.
Adam Sachs will oversee Silversea’s .S.A.L.T. programme
“The feedback from our recent preview sailings between Bali and Singapore has been really fantastic and underscores what a unique and compelling experience .S.A.L.T. brings to culinary-focused travel,” says Sachs. “By connecting customised shore excursions with fascinating lectures and hands-on onboard cooking experiences, we allow guests to come away with a more thorough understanding and appreciation for the tastes, cultures and foodways of the places we’re visiting. We’re looking at every itinerary of Silver Moon’s inaugural season and asking ourselves ‘what story does the food and drink of this country and region tell? How can we create an experience that helps get at the heart of what makes each place special? What are the can’t-miss tastes and ingredients here?’ We’re taking an investigative, adventurous and open-minded approach to culinary travel and we can’t wait to share these tastes and experiences with our guests.”
Silversea Cruises Silver Moon
Once launched, Silver Moon will be a sister ship to the cruise line’s flagship, Silver Muse, mirroring the ship’s luxury and Italian elegance to offer guests a superlatively comfortable cruise experience. Maintaining the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation that are the hallmarks of the Silversea Cruises experience, Silver Moon will unlock deep travel experiences for guests, as they enjoy Silversea’s industry-leading service. Enriching the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary wines, champagne, and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests' preferences; in-suite 24-hour dining; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.