Windstar Cruises continues to perfect its culinary program with the introduction of a new modern, casual outdoor restaurant in partnership with global grilling authority Steven Raichlen.
Star Grill by Steven Raichlen, currently in development, will be a modern, casual, alfresco restaurant that serves up grilled, smoked and rotisserie specialties, including seafood, meats and vegetables cooked with global flavours and techniques, alongside craft side dishes and sauces.
Windstar’s alliance with Raichlen was born from a desire to create a modern, yet casual outdoor eatery, bespoke of Windstar’s “180 degrees from ordinary” tagline, an inviting escape where guests will enjoy inventive, modern cuisine, while embracing the alfresco ambiance and casually intimate experiences of small ship dining after a busy day discovering distant ports of call.
Windstar’s culinary team and Raichlen have been working in collaboration to develop the ideal al fresco dining experience, crafting food and beverage menus that will be one-of-a-kind in the cruise and restaurant industries. In 2020, Windstar guests will have the opportunity to taste first-hand where Raichlen’s fascination with global grilling takes him and Windstar guests.
Star Grill by Steven Raichlen will first debut on Windstar’s Star Breeze in February 2020 and then on sister ships Star Legend in July 2020 and Star Pride in November 2020, all part of the line’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
Located just steps away from Star Bar, the ship’s popular open ocean-view top-deck bar, Star Grill by Steven Raichlen will feature deck-side dining with seating for 95, two carving stations, a selection of dishes with a modern twist, and refreshments enjoyed in a relaxed, alfresco bar-restaurant area with dining tables starboard and lounge seating portside – all served with a sea view.
In addition to the new restaurant partnership, Raichlen will sail aboard one culinary-themed cruise each year with Windstar Cruises, leading grill demonstrations and lectures, as well as socializing with guests on board the small ships, catering exclusively to fewer than 350 guests.