Virgin Voyages debuts Eat & Drink Month in collaboration with Michelin-star chefs

   October 15, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Virgin Voyages is introducing its first-ever Eat & Drink Month.

Partnering with top names in food & beverage, including Michelin star chefs, Brad Farmerie and Matt Lambert, along with James Beard Award Nominated, Sohui Kim and Silvana Salcido Esparza; to Miami’s Unfiltered Hospitality and Charles Joly, this November onboard Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady is expected to be one for the (cook)books.

Foodies and cocktail connoisseurs are now invited to sail around the Caribbean and Mexico during the culinary events new to the high seas. Departing from the newly emerging foodie destination of Miami, Virgin's Eat & Drink Month includes 4- and 5-night cruises on Scarlet Lady as well as 6- and 8-night sailings on Virgin Voyages’ newest ship, Valiant Lady.

Virgin Voyages is now bringing culinary delights to its 20+ eateries for the limited-time series. Sailors will be treated to menu items and specialty cocktails, as well as bookable events priced between US$15-125/Sailor, including elevated dinner and wine pairings, cooking demos, and a sneak peek at the new menu launching in 2023.

To celebrate Eat & Drink Month, each booking in November 2022 includes a complimentary US$300 Bar Tab that can be used for specialty cocktails/the brand’s Shake for Champagne feature, which is delivering bubbles to Sailors anywhere onboard the ship.

Valiant Lady cruise ship

The Eat & Drink lineup features an array of events & special appearances that can be booked once onboard. Sample events include:

EAT

  • Let’s Mushroom Around interactive demo at The Test Kitchen ($25/Sailor)
  • Sushi & Poke Demo ($25/Sailor)
  • Flavors Uncorked at The Wake with Michelin star chef Brad Farmerie in The Wake ($125/Sailor)
  • Razzle Dazzle Menu Sneak Peek featuring head judge Chef Eric Kim Haugen (Price included in the voyage fare)
  • Creative Collective: Sohui Kim (offered on the November 25 voyage on Scarlet Lady for $25/Sailor)
  • Creative Collective: Matt Lambert (offered on the November 13 cruise on Valiant lady for $25/Sailor)
  • Creative Collective: Brad Farmerie popular for the Big Apple’s Michelin-starred PUBLIC and Saxon+Parole. 3-course menu at The Dock & Dock House (Price included in the voyage fare)
  • Creative Collective: Silvana Salcido Esparza setting sail on Scarlet Lady November 16-18 and on Valiant Lady November 19-27 ($25/Sailor)

DRINK

  • Spill the Beans with Intelligentsia Coffee at Razzle Dazzle ($15/Sailor)
  • Filthy Bloody Mary Bar from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily during Eat & Drink Month at The Social Club (Pricing ranges from $9-13/Sailor)
  • What’s The Tea? hosted with JoJo Tea ($15/Sailor)
  • Loteria Gigante developed by Unfiltered Hospitality (Only available on Scarlet Lady for $35/Sailor)
  • Seven Sea Sippers (prices range from $9-13 at each bar)
  • Sip and Sway with Kin Euphorics at Virgin Voyages’ beach club in Bimini (available on November 18 & 19 for $25/Sailor)
  • Nothing Fancy at The Loose Cannon ­(available on the November 16 voyage on Scarlet Lady; prices range from $9-13/Sailor)
  • Behind the Scenes is a 3.5-hour behind-the-scenes-tour peeks (available only on Scarlet Lady for $150/Sailor).

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