Celebrity Cruises presents “Luminae” restaurant

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Celebrity Cruises Luminae

A view of Luminae, a suite-class restaurant found on Celebrity Cruises. Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Cruises is set to debut its suite-class “Luminae” restaurant in April, offering one-of-a-kind menus with dishes like creamy black truffle risotto and Jerusalem artichoke soup.

Those who indulge in the line’s premium suite class will gain access to breakfast, lunch and dinner in the new restaurant at no additional cost. Each menu item will only be featured once during a two-week cruise vacation.

As the name suggests, the restaurant is inspired by the essence of light. John Suley, James Beard-featured executive chef, said everything about the restaurant embodies an “inspirational culinary journey” for guests, using locally sourced regional and seasonal ingredients from all over the world.

“We want them to savor soulful, technique-driven cuisine, while enjoying warm and personalized service in a relaxed, stylish setting,” Suley said.

In fact, some signature dishes will be prepared at the table in front of guests. The line promises its first-ever suite restaurant will provide eclectic and unique menus that aren’t likely to appear anywhere else.

“The menus will be exquisite and guests can choose from dishes such as caviar and crème fraîche, a creamy black truffle risotto with fricassee of wild mushrooms and Parmigiano-Reggiano and a côte de bœuf with roasted root vegetables and béarnaise sauce,” Suley said.

Celebrity Cruises Luminae food

One of the succulent dishes available in the Luminae. Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

The wine list will feature more than 400 selections from the top wine-producing countries. To end a meal on a sweet note, Luminae will offer daily presentations of gourmet chocolates and a dessert cart.

“The handcrafted desserts will provide the sweetest ending, and a favorite of mine is the mascarpone cheesecake and pistachio nougatine with yuzu brown butter and apricot sorbet,” Suley said. “Every menu has been precisely designed with our guests’ varied palates in mind, and we hope they will love our informal, luxury dining experience.”

Those who enjoy fine dining may also enjoy whetting their appetites for fine art with onboard art auctions held by Park West Gallery. Not only are the auctions a feast for the eyes, but for the mind as well, with auctioneers that entertain and educate passengers about art.

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