|The Grill by Thomas Keller|
Left - Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest Right - Seabourn Encore
|A Thomas Keller Menu offered in The Restaurant|
is decidedly different from that offered in
The Grill by Thomas Keller
|Brian van Flandern|
has literally written the book on
the ultimate in luxury craft cocktails
Today when I am asked the difference between the two, my short response is: A mixologist is to a bartender; as a chef is to a cook. Like a bartender, a mixologists keeps their money (and inventory) straight, maintains a clean bar, knows their basic recipes and cultivates a bar clientele by engaging with their guests. A good mixologist should be doing all these things and more…
Like a chef, a mixologist sources out local farm-to-table ingredients, balances the acids and sugars, innovates new recipes, makes their own syrups/tonics/tinctures/infusions from scratch and pays great attention to presentation: from the ice, temperature, garnish, glassware, texture, color and flavor. Additionally, mixologist are delving into spirits education and fully understanding the histories, distillation techniques and flavor profiles of the products they’re working with.
- The quality of your drink, whether a gin and tonic, mojito or Pimm's Cup, is going to have the highest quality ingredients and will be prepared properly.
- Your drink will be prepared consistently from ship to ship and bartender to bartender; essentially eliminating choosing a venue or bartender because that's where they make the best X.
- There will be offerings of "Over the Top" cocktails made available to you with extraordinarily limited and expensive liquors (costing up to thousands of dollars a bottle) and ingredients. van Flandern literally wrote the book when it comes to these extravagant cocktails, which will be available for extra-cost (ranging from $25 and up)...which is consistent in approach to Seabourn's always charging extra for truly ultra-premium spirits and wines.
|Seabourn Encore's The Retreat|
Cabanas, Lounges, Whirlpool with Champagne
plus Full Bar and Dining Options
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