Chef Thomas Keller is America's most celebrated chef, with a combined total of 7 stars: his landmark Napa restaurant The French Laundry (3 stars), nearby Bouchon (1 star) and New York's hit restaurant, Per Se (3 stars).
Reservations book up months in advance to Chef Keller's restaurants on land, and like most Michelin-starred dining, the prices correspond to the stratospheric culinary experience.
That makes Chef Keller's partnership with ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn even more extraordinary. Every Seabourn ship has a restaurant: The Grill by Thomas Keller, and although reservations are required, every guest has the opportunity to book an evening at The Grill. What's more, like all dining on Seabourn, Chef Keller's restaurant is complimentary.
When Vanessa Lee of Cruise & Travel Lifestyles magazine and BestTrip TV's Lynn Elmhirst dined on the Seabourn Quest at The Grill, we had the pleasure of meeting the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group's ambassador Chef Michael Sandoval tableside, and our wonderful conversation with him gave us real insights into the Chef Keller culinary philosophy and story. The very definition of good living, Seabourn-style.