Founder of an award-winning restaurant group that spans the world, including his legendary Michelin-starred flagship, DANIEL, in New York City, Chef Daniel Boulud is a name every foodie knows. In addition to DANIEL, Chef Boulud has since expanded his restaurant offerings to include multiple brands with locations in four countries. Now, he’s joining culinary forces with us and our own Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, to serve as our Global Culinary Ambassador.
As our Global Culinary Brand Ambassador, Chef Boulud has designed complimentary signature dishes for Luminae, our private dining experience included for all guests of The Retreat®.
Exclusive Dining Experience for Booked Guests
Savor an incredible five-course meal designed by our new Global Culinary Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Boulud. Prepare your palate for an exclusive dining menu that features the master chef’s soulful cooking, which is deeply rooted in French cuisine.
You’ll also receive a printed copy of the night’s menu, a photograph of your dinner experience, and a cookbook by the master chef himself, Daniel Boulud.
Delicious wine pairings for each course are available for purchase on board.
Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants and the Feast & Fêtes catering company. While he hails from outside Lyon, France, it is in New York that he has truly mastered the dining scene and is today considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities. Raised on his family’s farm in the village of Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu, the chef remains inspired by the rhythm of the seasons and menus driven by fine ingredients. Since arriving in the US in 1982, Boulud has become renowned for the contemporary appeal he adds to soulful cooking rooted in French tradition.
Boulud’s culinary accolades include James Beard Foundation awards for “Outstanding Restaurant,” “Outstanding Restaurateur,” “Best Chef, New York City” and “Outstanding Chef of the Year.” He has been named “Chef of the Year” by the Culinary Institute of America and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government. Restaurant DANIEL has been cited as “one of the ten best restaurants in the world” by the International Herald Tribune, has earned multiple Michelin stars and Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award”. In 2015 the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awarded Boulud the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for his success as a restaurateur, businessman, and ‘chef who is revered as one of the world’s finest.’ Boulud’s culinary style is reflected in nine cookbooks, including the definitive DANIEL: My French Cuisine (Grand Central Publishing, 2013) and his most recent My Best: Daniel Boulud (Ducasse Books, 2014).
Celebrity Cruises is working closely with Chef Boulud on a culinary mentorship program where the most talented up-and-coming chefs can hone their craft by learning from the best—both in our kitchens and in Chef Boulud’s. For us, teaming up with Chef Boulud is a recipe for (even more) culinary success
We've also teamed up with Chef Boulud to produce a series of videos sharing tips for flawless food preparation, cooking techniques, and presentation.
Learn how to prepare Chef Boulud's famous chilled spring carrot soup with prawns and corriander.