Chef Thomas Keller, of The French Laundry fame, will be bringing back retro classics like Lobster Thermidor and Caesar salads prepared table-side at his upcoming restaurant on the high seas.
New details have emerged on Keller’s latest project, which will bring his Michelin-grade cuisine to the luxury cruise line Seaboard.
Set to debut in May, The Grill by Thomas Keller will become the signature restaurant on every Seabourn ship. Described as a classic American chophouse, an early teasing of the menu suggests that the restaurant will resurrect retro steakhouse dishes Lobster Thermidor and creamed spinach.
“There’s an inherent alignment of our philosophies, which makes our collaboration with Seabourn an exciting new opportunity for our restaurant group. We look forward to sharing our best practices and repertoire with Seabourn’s outstanding culinary team,” said Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.
The Grill will also bring a little theatre to the dining experience, with servers preparing Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes table-side.
The interior design can likewise be characterised as a throwback to the 1960s and 70s with a distinctly masculine feel: Guests will be seated on leather banquettes, tan leather swivel chairs, and wood-panelled walls.
“We are delighted Chef Keller has partnered with us to produce such a standout dining experience for guests to enjoy as they travel the world with Seabourn,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “Wrapped in a fresh design from Adam D. Tihany, The Grill by Thomas Keller will take our already award-winning cuisine to new heights.”
The restaurant makes its debut in May aboard the Seabourn Quest before rolling out across all ships.