Adam (the winner of Great British Menu 2014) and Robert, one of the youngest chefs in the UK to receive a Michelin star (and holder of the Isle of Wight's only Michelin star), brought their energy, skills and creativity to Celebrity Eclipse so hundreds of guests could experience the best of the UK's food while sailing to France. Normally used to running award-winning restaurants in London, the South East and the Isle of Wight, the chefs welcomed the challenge of working hard with the staff on board the ship's galley. With the help of a little extra specialist equipment (such as sous vide water baths) both Adam and Robert quickly adapted to the busy kitchen and put themselves to the task of ensuring their intricate dishes moved smoothly from conception to plate.
‘One of the most interesting dishes for me was the Langoustine tails; a fairly complicated dish not just because of the flavour but because we had to prepare so many on board the ship,’ says Robert. ‘The dish was well received along with the other courses we put together, and I would like to say a big thank you to Simon Ulph (who will be joining me at Thompson’s in the kitchens) for helping me out on board.’ The Langoustine tails were a triumph and made a stunning opening to the chefs' menus at Murano, the first of the specialist restaurants they cooked at on board the Celebrity Eclipse.