By: Sarah Phillips
Royal Caribbean International announced the expansion of its collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz this week. This new expansion will feature seasonal tasting menus aboard Allure of the Seas’ fine dining restaurant, 150 Central Park. Schwartz has worked in collaboration with the Oasis of the Seas since 2011.
Schwartz – known for his commitment to cooking sustainably at his flagship Miami restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink – will help the cruise line select and integrate fresh, high quality ingredients into 150 Central Park’s supply chain by leveraging his relationships with South Florida farmers and beyond.
150 Central Park is the centerpiece of the lush Central Park neighborhood onboard. Open daily for dinner, it features two rotating six-course menus per voyage. For guests dining at the upscale and intimate restaurant, Chef Schwartz creates new dishes as well as seasoned favorites from his restaurants in Miami and Grand Cayman and debut cookbook, MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat.
Menu items include Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Carrot Butter Sauce and Mahogany Black Cod with Whipped Parsnip, Baby Bok Choy and Mustard Sauce, and Slow Roasted and Grilled Harris Ranch Beef Short Rib with Roasted Cippolini Onions, Swank Farms Cress and Romesco Sauce.
Allure of the Seas offers sailings from her home port of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
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