Whet your appetite with 4 top dining options on Silversea's Silver Muse!
By Toby Saltzman
Culinary temptations and sumptuous service are hallmarks of the unique dining concept on Silver Muse, a floating feast. Unlike most luxury-class ships that feature one main restaurant plus two, three or four themed alternate restaurants that require reservations, the all-inclusive Silver Muse offers four open-seating restaurants – each with a distinct cachet and culinary concept, each including a vast variety of upscale wines – plus two reservation-required restaurants that include vintage Champagnes, wines and liqueurs, and also two casual eateries, popular for light meals and snacks.
On my 19-day South America itinerary every meal – from outdoor pizza at Spaccanapoli to self-grilled filet mignon grilled at Hot Rocks to Italian pastas and Piedmont meats at La Terrazza to the smoothies and nibbles at Arts Café to Perigord duckling at the elegant La Dame – was a visual treat that teased the palate.
Top dining delights:
1. Atlantide’s varied steak-house menu features New Zealand lamb chops, US beef, seafood and fish. The signature salad has a plump lobster tail accompanied by glistening black caviar. Grilled Sea Bass appears with tender roast vegetables. Among mouth-watering desserts: chocolate cheesecake crumbled with hazelnuts; dazzling Daiquiri Pavlova with strawberry purée; and tangy lemon meringue torte.
2. Designed like a swank jazz club with live entertainment, Silver Note specializes in Peruvian cuisine, some dishes fused with Asian touches. Creative presentations include “Crazy Water” – Red Snapper drizzled with tomato sauce, olives, capers and black lava salt – and “Sugar Volcano” – a molten chocolate caramel fudge cake served with a dollop of Chantilly cream.
3. As the signature Relais & Chateaux restaurant, La Dame offers exquisite French cuisine akin to the world’s finest dining establishments. Dishes include rare French imports: Rougie foie gras, escargot de Bourgogne, truffle mushroom soup, Perigord duckling, and Limousin beef prepared several ways, as well as fish, seafood and New Zealand lamb. A surcharge applies.
4. Kaiseki is delightfully interactive with Japanese chefs if you sit around the central cookery. A complimentary sushi bar at lunch, Kaiseki has surcharge at dinner. Dining starts with a ceremonial carafe of sake wine and signature Kikkoyu Monyou bowl that separates into tiers of appetizing delicacies and salads. The variety of dishes cooked to order include lobster and Wagu beef.