Travel News: Celebrity Cruises to Pop Up in San Francisco

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“A Taste of Modern Luxury” event is first cruise line land-based pop-up restaurant”
MIAMI – October 12, 2012 – Elegant simplicity. Modern pairings. Abundance of earth and sea. These themes inspire the food on Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning ships, and they will be the basis for the menu at the first-ever cruise line pop-up restaurant. This November in San Francisco, California, premium vacation brand Celebrity Cruises brings its award-winning, premium from-scratch cuisine from sea to land once again, since being the first cruise line to prepare dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City earlier this year.

Local consumers will be invited to enjoy a taste of modern luxury as Celebrity’s Director of Culinary Operations, Chef John Suley, and his team, present a very special menu rich with unexpected flavors, delicate textures, and of-the-moment culinary techniques. Artful, decadent dessert and locally inspired beverages will complete the experience.

“Most people would not expect a cruise line to create a pop-up style restaurant experience on land, or for that experience to offer such an avant-garde menu,” Suley says. “We will be using a diverse range of techniques to offer guests a menu full of contrasts that harmonize with each other – different textures, tastes and flavors – with a special focus on local ingredients that celebrate the San Francisco area.”

Celebrity has partnered with Tasting Table to invite its San Francisco-area subscribers. Attendees will be entered into a giveaway to win a 7-night Alaska cruise for two on the stunning, luxurious Celebrity Solstice in 2013. Celebrity also will invite local media and select travel agent partners to experience the event.

Tickets are available online at Seating is limited. Proceeds from tickets go to the Celebrity Cruises Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America. Suley is a 1996 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all providing an unmatchable vacation experience. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. One of the fastest-growing major lines, with a fleet of 11 ships, Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit, or call your travel agent. Follow the brand socially at

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