Celebrity Cruises, the modern luxury vacation brand known for award-winning, fresh-from-scratch cuisine and innovative onboard culinary experiences, has provided the unique setting for an episode of Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning Top Chef culinary competition series, now in its 10th season. Wednesday’s episode (January 30), airing at 10 pm Eastern/9 pm Central, was filmed onboard the 2,158-guest Celebrity Millennium and the 2,170-guest Celebrity Infinity while sailing in Alaska.
During the episode, chef’testants were challenged to navigate the intricacies of Celebrity’s trendsetting, top-quality culinary operation – with multiple galleys and diverse dining options – and prepare dishes served to guests onboard. Three Top Chef judges also were onboard to join in the action and assess the chef’testants’ results.
This week, Celebrity is taking its own cuisine to the heart of Manhattan with “A Taste of Modern Luxury,” an exclusive pop-up restaurant at The Kitchen NYC. Celebrity’s own James Beard-featured chef, John Suley, will serve items from a three-course menu that includes several onboard favorites as well as dishes inspired by the culinary flavors of Manhattan.
Divinely concocted libations from Master Mixologist Junior Merino, aka “The Liquid Chef,” will be served from his concept, The Molecular Bar, featured onboard. Thoughtfully paired beverages -- from superior wines to local brews – and artful desserts round out the dining experience.
On Wednesday, Celebrity Cruises is hosting a private screening of the Top Chef episode at their pop-up location, with five talented former Top Chef chef’testants in attendance: Hung Huynh, Mike Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn, Hosea Rosenberg and Casey Thompson.