Gourmet on board: enjoy world-class dining on board your private superyacht

For gourmets, a superyacht charter offers a unique luxury dining experience that is not to be missed. From sunset aperitifs overlooking the French Riviera, to cheese tasting in the backstreets of Sardinia, a luxury superyacht charter is a food lover’s paradise. Exceptional cuisine delivered to world-class standards is customary, as is a nod to local cuisine and quality produce with superyacht chefs making the most of local delicacies and the freshest ingredients. As the sun fades on a busy day of exploring all the local highlights, relax with an al fresco meal looking out across the ocean under candlelight, or play host to a formal on board dinner party – the choice is yours. Degustation menus, cocktail party hors d’oeuvres, mixology bars, family barbeques and kids parties; the possibilities are endless.

Before you even step foot on board your chosen yacht, your IYC charter broker and the crew of your chosen charter yacht will work with you to plan a fully custom menu that ticks all the boxes. Talented chefs specialize in crafting unique meal plans that are tailored to guest preferences and the IYC charter fleet boasts numerous award-winning chefs, all skilled in creating delicious and imaginative dishes tailored to their guests. Chef Panagiotis Flakas of 112’/34.13m M/Y Tacos of the Seas recently took the first place at the Chef’s Competition at the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2019, wowing the judges with his use of local produce to create a ‘street food’ themed dish.

Quality and locally sourced ingredients are the lifeblood of on-board cuisine. Whether it is finding the rarest truffle mushrooms, or the finest caviar, unique ingredients are a sure-fire way to impress the most discerning of guests. Wine pairing is as synonymous with great dining as the food itself and on-board selections will not disappoint. Stunning 190’/57.91m M/Y Skyfall boasts her own wine cellar to peruse and pick the perfect accompaniment for any meal. For a special and memorable dining environment, table settings, decorations and ambience are meticulously planned and executed to theme. Show stopping dinner parties are perfect for a special occasion, and the opportunity to create unique events is boundless.

For those enjoying a Mediterranean charter this summer, coming ashore to explore local flavors and food celebrations is a must do, as some of the world’s most envied culinary landscapes adorn the Mediterranean coastline. Flavors are as diverse as they are accessible and the opportunity to visit some of the many food festivals and world class restaurants is not to be missed. Highlight events include the Naples Pizza Village, the world’s largest celebration of pizza where the sea promenade of Lungomare Caracciolo yearly transforms into a festival of pizza workshops, competitions and classes with a stunning view of the Gulf of Naples. In the Greek Island of Crete, the annual Snail Festival is a unique experience, where visitors come far and wide to celebrate the many weird and wonderful snail recipes on display. The Athens Street Food Festival is also worth a visit: bringing together a fusion of local and global delicacies delivered by passionate street cooks, the sights and smells are unforgettable. And no matter where you charter, there is sure to be a local market not far away. Make sure you bring an edible souvenir back to the yacht, for your chef to create a special meal around, or to take home as a memory of your special charter experience.

To plan your own gastronomic charter, contact your IYC broker or talk to our team today.

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