There can be little question that our expectations around quality cuisine in New Zealand has never been greater. And when it comes to luxury cruise lines, our expectation is that the meals onboard will meet the minimum standard of the dining experiences available at home. The launch of Silversea's ultra-luxury Silver Muse in 2017 promised a commitment to this culinary standard.
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With eight restaurants available, Silversea's Silver Muse aspires to offer the superlative choice when it comes to onboard dining. Experience the gentle aromas of Asian-fusion in Indochine and be enthralled by the theatrical teppanyaki of Kabuki. Relax in the casual atmosphere of the Regina Margherita pizzeria, grill your own steak under the stars in Hot Rocks and taste the finest French cuisine at MaDame by Relais & Châteaux®. Dine and dance the night away in Silver Note, not forgetting the iconic Italian restaurant, La Terrazza and the flagship seafood and grill restaurant Atlantide. With such a juxtaposition of choice on offer, embrace your stay on board by savouring what is simply the most divine cuisine at sea.
Evoking a sense of exotic mystery, the Asian-accented Indochine embarks you on an exquisite journey of culinary discovery. Unlock the hidden treasures of the spice markets of Mumbai, whet your appetite with the exoticism of Thailand and temper your taste buds with the cuisine of Vietnam. Elegant and exquisite dishes bursting with Asian essence awaken your gastronomic senses and immerse you in an expansive tapestry of the palate.
Savour the fusion of flavours of a vast continent that defies definition — in a stylish restaurant that pays homage to its delectable cuisine.
One of the most immediately recognisable characteristics of Japanese culture is its stunning costumes and elaborate make-up, the ancient art of kabuki theatre reflects a passion for tradition and performance.
Our reinterpretation of these values is clear. Guests at Kabuki are treated to a theatrical production of flavours, tastes and senses. Balanced menus have been inspired by the five elements of Japanese nutritional cuisine and respect the equilibrium of yin and yang. With teppanyaki available exclusively for evening diners, daytime menus feature a varied and balanced menu of sushi, sashimi and other raw Asian-inspired dishes.
Reflecting Silversea’s Italian heritage, this enormously popular queen captured the hearts and minds of Italians during the late 19th century and is the proud name-bearer of the most “Italian” of pizzas.
The simplicity of la Margherita is reflected in the relaxed dining style of the restaurant. Open all-day, Regina Margherita offers an extensive pizza menu baked in a custom built traditional oven. With its long opening hours (from morning to late-evening), the pool side open-air restaurant will be the go-to choice for families as well as those preferring to dine in casual atmosphere.
One of the healthiest cuisines to exist, Hot Rocks features lava stone cooking at its finest. Sourced from volcanic rock and placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 400˚C, Hot Rocks invites guests to cook their food directly at their table. Place your meat, fish or vegetables on top of the grill stone or inside the soup bowl, and then simply cook to your very own taste. Every bite is cooked to perfection, time after time.
With the stone cooking available in the evenings only, Hot Rocks becomes a daytime rotisserie and gourmet salad and burger bar, offering build your own burgers from the best selections of meat.
MaDame by Relais & Châteaux®
MaDame by Relais & Châteaux® features a bespoke menu by top chefs from the Relais & Châteaux team and is the highest expression of excellence of French dining that Silver Muse has to offer. The ambience is one of chic contemporary style, with crisp white table linens and the impeccable white gloved service associated with Silversea.
The boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant guild Relais & Châteaux are unsurpassed in their belief in standards of hospitality, personalised service and outstanding cuisine. Rooted in these shared values, Silversea is proud of its privileged collaboration and its continued partnership for the pursuit of excellence.
A sumptuous, intimate setting with a lively, joie de vivre ambience is the perfect place to dine, dance and dream the night away…
Small plate tapas-style dishes of mouth-watering international cuisine perfectly compliment the rich, exciting entertainment as the smooth sounds of jazz and blues gently caress your ears. A refined late evening menu perfectly showcases the panache and style of Silver Muse’s plentiful dining options, so expect multisensory fireworks as you swing and sway effortlessly across the dance floor as Silver Muse gracefully takes you to your next destination.
An iconic hallmark of Silversea dining, La Terrazza offers authentic recipes and the freshest ingredients from our distinctive Italian heritage. This is where antipasti, primi and secondi come together with passion and flair in a flavourful expression from corporate chef Alberto Colombo’s imagination.
Together with Silverseas partnership with Slow Food, La Terrazza aboard Silver Muse offers innovative interactive food stations: an olive oil cellar, a mozzarella bar, a seafood station and of course a salumeria. The à la carte menu has also been extended to include the popular Sapori di Casa, traditional family-style Italian daily specials.
Instantly recalling images of the sea in all her watery majesty, the Atlantides are the seven nymph daughters of Atlas. Creative muses, known for their wisdom and beauty, the sisters were granted immortality in the form of stars and can be seen today in the constellation of Taurus.
Pivotal to the Silver Muse dining experience, this elegant bar and grill incorporates the best that the sea has to offer. Created to temper your taste buds, designer dishes such as royal crab, blue lobster and Verbena infused red snapper in a sea salt crust are showcased alongside the best steaks offshore.
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