Celebrity Cruises is giving holidaymakers the opportunity to show off their culinary skills with the launch of its first ‘interactive’ restaurant, The Lawn Club Grill, aboard its newest ship Celebrity Silhouette.
Diners at the new open-air eatery will have the chance to team up with a Celebrity Cruises chef to act as the ‘Grill Master’ for their party – as well as picking up essential tips to makes them the king or queen of the barbecue when they get back home.
“People tend to associate grilling with the relaxing, carefree mood of summer – exactly what a Celebrity Cruises holiday is all about,” said Jacques Van Staden, Vice President, Culinary Operations, “What can be better than experiencing something that’s popular among so many cultures around the world, while relaxing near a lawn of growing grass, surrounded by an endless view of the sea?”
All guests at the 58-seat Grill will have the opportunity to choose from a gourmet salad bar, a la carte “build your own” pizzas and more than 12 grilled specialties. “Grill Masters” who wish to demonstrate their prowess also receive a complimentary apron as a memento.
“Our guests consistently tell us that fresh, exciting culinary experiences are essential to their enjoyment of their cruise, and we are always looking for new ways to deliver that to them,” said Van Staden. “Just as we introduced the ‘uniquely unordinary’ experience of using iPad-based menus and dishes presented in unexpected ways in Qsine on Celebrity Eclipse, we are introducing customised, open-air grills to the cruise dining experience.”
The Lawn Club Grill – now available for online, pre-cruise bookings for ticketed guests – will be open from 5-10 pm nightly and from 12-2 pm on one “sea day” during each cruise. A reservation fee of $30 per person is required.
The latest in Celebrity Cruises award-winning Solstice class of ships, the 2,886-guest Celebrity Silhouette will offer several additional industry-first venues and experiences within The Lawn Club. These include the relaxing, private, wi-fi-equipped cabanas called “The Alcoves,” and “The Porch,” a casual dining spot offering sandwiches, coffees and views of the sea and the ship’s lawn.