Michael Schwartz at Sea: A First Peek at Royal Caribbean's 150 Central Park
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Chef Michael Schwartz celebrates the debut of 150 Central Park by Michael Schwartz.|
The only catch is that in order to dine at the restaurant, which features fresh produce from Swank Farms, you must buy a week-long voyage with rack rate cabin prices ranging from about $1,400 - $9,000 per person, based on double occupancy.
Short Order sampled the restaurant's canapes and toasted to the new endeavor with chef Schwartz and 150 Central Park's chef de cuisine, Jamie Seyba.
150 Central Park is Oasis of the Seas' premium restaurant, with an upcharge of $40 per person. In a ship that holds over 5,000 passengers, 150 Central Park provides an intimate dining experience, with only about 60 covers a night served. The restaurant features a multi-course tasting menu and the chef will explain the courses to diners during the service.
|150 Central Park chef de cuisine Jamie Seyba in the ship's galley.|
Seyba, who is now employed by Royal Caribbean told us how he was chosen for the position, "Chef Michael asked a few of us at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink to participate in a mini competition. We were asked to create a multi-course tasting menu for him and the other managers at the restaurant. I'm sure there were other factors involved, but after a couple weeks, he brought me into the office and told me that I had received the position."
The next sailing of Oasis of the Seas is Saturday, November 5 out of Port Everglades.The ship sails weekly to the Caribbean.
|View from top deck of Oasis of the Seas.|
|Passed short ribs at 150 Central Park.|
|Crab cake at 150 Central Park.|
|150 Central Park dining room.|
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