Celebrity Cruise Lines sent me an invitation last week. It read:
We want to invite you onboard Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Silhouette, for the cruise line’s first-ever Epicurean Adventure on November 4-6, as the ship makes her North American debut in New York City’s backyard. Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Gilt City to create an exclusive culinary experience to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and we’d like you to come onboard to experience the festivities alongside these guests. A 5-course dinner hosted by Jacques Van Staden, Celebrity Cruises Master Chef, will showcase the cuisine of top chefs Claudia Fleming, Andrea Reusing, Lee Anne Wong, Daisy Martinez, and Alex Guarnaschelli.
It will also be a great chance for you to experience the innovative and exquisite culinary experience that Celebrity Cruises offers first-hand. Celebrity Silhouette boasts 12 dining venues onboard including The Lawn Club Grill, the first large-ship outdoor, interactive grill restaurant where guests can grill alongside a Celebrity Cruises chef and the uniquely unordinary Qsine, the first seagoing restaurant to feature a menu and wine list on an iPad® and an engaging food-as-theater dining experience.”
I didn’t think twice.
Tonight I’m taking the red eye to New York.