$1,250 Crystal Extravagant Dinner

$1,250 Per Person for Crystal Cruises’ Most Extravagant Vintage Room Dinner to Date

A nearly impossible-to-get 1961 German Riesling and a 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (rated 100 by Robert Parker) are among the seven superb wines to be showcased during Crystal Cruises’ second Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner. Aboard Crystal Serenity’s October 6, 2007 voyage from Istanbul to Athens, 1 connoisseurs can indulge in an extravagant menu prepared by acclaimed Master Chef Anton Mosimann paired with the world’s most exceptional vintages presented by Master Sommelier and President of the Guild of Master Sommelier Fred Dame. Due to the rarity of the wines, this one-of-kind event is priced at $1,250 per person, the highest price the line has ever charged for an onboard Vintage Room Dinner.

Available for up to a maximum of 14 guests in Crystal Serenity’s intimate Vintage Room, the event must be booked on board through the dining room maitre d’. The first Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner, which debuted on Crystal Symphony in May 2007 at a price of $1,000 per person, sold out within hours of its onboard announcement.

“Pairing the most celebrated of wines with a meal prepared by one of the most decorated chefs in the world offers an unprecedented experience at sea,” says Toni Neumeister, Crystal Cruises’ vice president, food & beverage operations. “Crystal’s Ultimate Vintage Room Dinners were conceived to satisfy and surprise connoisseurs. Our luxury guests treasure exceptional experiences — but that experience has to be authentically memorable.”

The October menu features the following wines:

  • Krug, Vintage Brut, Reims, France 1990