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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 11: THE GLAMOUR OF THE STARDUST SUPPER CLUB

The Experience Heralds the Era of the Rat Pack, and the Cuisine Takes Center Stage Tunes from the American Songbook Crystal Serenity’s Show Band and featured vocalist, Ballroom Dance Quartet that are reminiscent of the Sinatra and Martin heyday set the stage for the ultimate “dinner and a show” experience. The mood in the ship’s elegant Stardust Club is set, the lights dimmed, and the linens pressed as the star of Episode 11 of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton” steps into the spotlight. The cuisine in any one of Crystal Serenity’s globally-inspired eateries is a highlight of the journey, masterfully prepared to showcase the flavors of the world with a gourme

CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 10: THE CAIPIRINHA GETS A NEW TWIST

The Flavors of Brazil Take Center Stage aboard Crystal Serenity Mix cachaça, sugar, lime or lemon juice and crushed ice and you have a distinct blend of flavors that conjure images of Ipanema and Copacabana. Following several weeks of exploring the cuisines of the world, “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton” returns to the epicenter of the Crystal culinary experience: Crystal Serenity. The stars of Episode 10 of the mouthwatering video series are the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil and Churrascaria, the ship’s Brazilian grill restaurant specializing in traditional tapas, ceviche, salads and grilled meats presented tableside by Crystal “gauchos” on sw

CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 9: SWEETNESS & SPICE IN DURBAN

Crystal Guests are the Ultimate Taste-Testers In its freshest form, turmeric resembles yellow-hued ginger root, and it’s found in abundance alongside coconuts, ripe tomatoes, curry leaves, mangoes and other farm-fresh produce at Durban’s largest market. This is where the culinary adventure begins for Chef Jon Ashton and Crystal Serenity’s Chef de Cuisine, David George. And it only gets more flavorful from there. The latest episode of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey, Hosted by Jon Ashton” proceeds to the Spice Emporium, where heaping hills of rich, finely ground spices represent the strong Indian influence in Durban, South Africa. Guided by Kayla-Ann Osborn, executive chef of Du

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