Silversea Silver Spirit - Dining and Cuisine

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - La Terraza Italian Restaurant

    La Terraza Italian Restaurant on the Silversea Silver Spirit
    ••• La Terraza is one of the many exciting dining venues on the Silver Spirit cruise ship. Linda Garrison

    One of the best things about larger cruise ships is the opportunity to enjoy several different dining venues and cuisines. With 540 guests, the Silver Spirit is certainly not large, but this Silversea ship has a terrific variety of diverse dining venues. Some are the same as those past Silversea cruisers have grown to love on the cruise line's other ships--The Restaurant, La Terraza, the Pool Grill, and Le Champagne. And, the excellent room service selection is also still available.

    In addition, the Silver Spirit has three excellent dinner options. The first is Seishin, the Asian restaurant, which carries an extra surcharge, depending on the menu and the drinks. The second is The Grill, a casual restaurant outdoors above the pool that features a variety of grilled foods, all cooked on hot lava rocks. The third new option is Stars, a supper club with small bites of interesting flavors and textures, followed by live entertainment.

    In the evening, La Terraza is transformed from a casual...MORE buffet to an elegant dining room. 

    La Terrazza is a popular casual dining venue on all the Silversea ships. It has been expanded on the Silver Spirit, adding some much-needed outdoor seating. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast and lunch, and becomes an Italian Trattoria in the evening. As diners go over the menu, the waiters at La Terrazza freely pour the Proseco (Italian sparkling wine), the beginning of a memorable meal.

    Here's a sample evening menu from La Terraza:

    Antipasti
    Cold tomato soup with shrimp and bread croutons
    Poached egg with asparagus and Parmesan fondue
    Caprese salad with fresh tomaotes, basil, and buffalo mozarella
    Fresh tuna salad with potatoes, black olives, and parsley dressing
    Beef carpaccio served with arugula, celery, and Parmesan cheese
    Assorted Italian salami and cold cut, served with Tuscan bread and mostarda
    A taste of all the La Terraza antipasti (the best selection, served on a plate with a separate section for each appetizer)

    Pasta
    Vegetable minestrone
    Home-made ravioli with Parma ham and cherry tomato
    Ligurian ravioli with vegetable and herb filling, walnut sauce
    Small penne pasta with tomato, eggplant, red onion, and fresh oregano
    Linguine pasta with seafood and fresh tomatoes
    Parpadelle pasta with duck ragout
    Spaghetti pasta with creamy sauce and bacon

    Secondi (Main Course)
    Veal escalope with orange and lemon juice, served with fried zuchini
    Thinly sliced filet of beef with mushed potatoes and red wine sauce
    Fresh catch of the day served with herb lemon dressing and vegetables
    Grilled fillet of salmon with asparagus and balsamic reduction

    Dolci (Desserts)
    Tiramisu
    Choice of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, or pistachio ice cream
    Amaretto flan topped with caramelized banana and cinnamon cented mascarpone cream
    Pistachio creme brulee with strawberry ice cream and twisted brandy snap
    Italian marsala custard with vanilla ice cream and biscotti
    Selection of Italian cheeses with "mostarda di cremona"

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - La Terraza Casual Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - La Terraza Casual Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - La Terraza Casual Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Outdoor Dining at La Terraza Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Outdoor Dining at La Terraza Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Outdoor Dining at La Terraza Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The outdoor dining area at La Terraza has been expanded on the Silver Spirit. I love dining outside, and guests can enjoy all three meals outdoors.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Hot Rock Grill

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Hot Rock Grill
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Hot Rock Grill. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The deck area over the pool on deck 10 is transformed each evening into the Hot Rock Grill, a casual and fun dining experience.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Hot Rock Grill

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Hot Rock Grill
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Hot Rock Grill. Hot Rock Grill Courtesy of Chris Dikmen at CruiseReport.com

    Guests don a bib before their sizzling dinners arrive at the Hot Rock Grill. Since I usually dribble something, I wish this was a more prevalent practice!

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - The Grill

    Silversea Silver Spirit - The Grill
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - The Grill. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The main course at The Grill arrives at the table on a sizzling stone. See below the photo for more on The Grill.

    The Grill on the Silver Spirit is a passenger favorite. The concept is outstanding, and the food is certainly "cooked to order" since each person cooks their own main course. Reservations are required, but there is no surcharge. Guests love dining outside, the atmosphere is fun, and the food is simple and delicious. When the ship is sailing in colder climates, the diners wrap up in blankets, and the hot stones provide extra warmth. Each main course arrives on its own sizzling hot stone that stays very hot for about 45 minutes. I like my steak medium rare, so I took it off the hot rock, placed it on my plate, cut off each bite, cooked it for a few seconds, and ate it red hot. Others who like their meat more done let it stay on the rock and continue to cook while they ate. Either way works.

    The Grill menu includes:

    Salads
    New York Salad - crispy greens with bacon bits,...MORE crumbled blue cheese, and blue cheese dressing
    Caesar Salad - romaine lettuce with garlic croutons, anchovies, parmesan shavings, and home-made Caesar dressing
    Green Salad - choice of balsamic, Italian, or French dressing

    Main Courses
    6 oz. centre-cut filet mignon
    8 oz. New York strip steak
    10 oz. Colorado prime rib eye steak
    10 oz. marinated flank steak (served rare)
    10 oz. Pennsylvania mild-fed veal chop
    14 oz. Berkshire pork chop
    6 oz. Australian lamb
    6 oz. Atlantic salmon steak
    grilled fresh fish of the day (depending on market availability)
    grilled Madagascar prawns

    Desserts
    apple pie with vanilla sauce
    marinated fruit salad
    dark and white chocolate mousse

    All meals are accompanied by a selection of grilled Mediterranean vegetables, a baked potato, and a selection of sauces--peppercorn, mushroom, or Bearnaise.

    I've tried several of the main courses and all were great comfort food and delicious.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    Stars is a small, intimate club that serves small bites of diverse food, followed by live entertainment. See below the photo for a sample menu.

    Stars is fun for both dining and entertainment on the Silver Spirit. The supper club opens each evening at about 8:15, and diners (with reservations) sample a selection of a variety of foods, followed by a bowl of pasta if they are still hungry. Reservations are required for dinner, but there is no surcharge.

    The small bites at Stars are actually two or three morsels of a diverse selection of dishes. The menu on our cruise included all of the following, served in separate small plates/bowls:

    Lobster Avocado - Beetroot Gorgonzola - Duck Foie Gras
    Flavored with sweetcorn, pinenut, red wine, onion, and pineapple

    Mussels - Quail Breast - Duck
    Flavored with fennel, pear, foie gras, and berries

    Red Fish - Cod - Lobster
    Flavored with anise, celeriac, herbs, pistou, and baby spinach

    Lamb - Tournedos Rossini - Black Pork
    Flavored with bacon, onion, perigourdine,...MORE celeriac, and parsnip

    Baby Pear - Cherry Cinnamon Crumble - Chocolate Fondant - Creme de Menthe Ice Cream
    Flavored with Valrohna chocolate and caramel

    Those who require more sustenance can have a sampler of three pastas before the dessert.

    The entertainment starts at 10:00 pm and included a jazzy singer and her accompanist on our cruise. Stars also has a small dance floor. Personally, I would have liked to enjoy the show with dinner, but don't like to have dinner starting at 10 pm. However, guests who like to dine late can stretch their dinner into the show, but most seemed to dine first and then stay for the show like we did. Passengers do not have to dine at Stars to enjoy the show. The Stars entertainment was quite popular on the Silver Spirit, and many guests would drop in for the show after dining elsewhere.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The Stars supper club features 15 small bites, including the red fish, cod, and lobster shown here. Those still hungry can enjoy a bowl of pasta before dessert.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club Desserts

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club Desserts
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Stars Supper Club Desserts. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The Stars desserts are small bites like the other dishes and include a baby pear, cherry cinnamon crumble, chocolate fondant, and creme de menthe ice cream.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    Seishin is the premium Asian restaurant on the Silver Spirit. It has an extra surcharge, but is a special place to dine and worth the fee.

    Seishin has four different pricing structures for Silver Spirit guests. The first is a choice of either "Teaser 1" or "Teaser 2" menus, which are four courses and include complimentary wines. The second is the standard 8-course menu with complimentary wines. The third choice is the standard 8-course menu and sake, and the fourth choice is the standard 8-course menu and premium wines.

    The Asian menu is excellent, and watching the sushi chef at work adds to the dining experience. The chef will mix and match the sushi/sashimi plate to your tastes and preferences. The "teaser" menu was plenty to eat for dinner, and the Wagyu beef was so tender it melted in your mouth. I tried the "teaser 2" menu and loved everything except for the caviar sorbet amuse. Although I love ice cream and sorbets, I've never liked caviar, and...MORE the caviar sorbet tasted more like caviar than it did like a sorbet. It was an interesting taste, but two small spoonfuls was enough.

    Here's some sample menus from Seishin:

    • Seishin Teaser 1
    • Amuse - Signature caviar Sorbet
    • Silversea Sashimi Platter with traditional condiments
    • Waterpaper roll of spider crab with green pea jus and lemongrass-infused extra virgin olive oil
    • Tiger prawn tempura with Japanese chili sauce
    • Green tea sorbet
    • Seishin Teaser 2
    • Amuse - Signature caviar Sorbet
    • Silversea Sashimi Platter with traditional condiments
    • Game hen with teriyaki sauce
    • Signature Tepan grilled Wagyu beef with wasabi and natural flavors - the portion size of this was generous, and it tasted so good I forgot to make a photo!
    • Green tea sorbet
    • Seishin Degustation
    • Amuse - Signature caviar Sorbet
    • Assorted sushi with traditional condiments
    • Octopus sashimi with prune jam
    • Marinated clams on pink Jurassic seasalt
    • Caviar with a moist green asparagus flan
    • Crispy grilled snapper with pistachio butter
    • Royal crab with mango tartar
    • Signature Tepan grilled Wagyu beef with wasabi and natural flavors
    • Seishin's Signature Red Bean Sorbet
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Seishin Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Seishin Sushi Chef on the Silver Spirit

    Seishin Sushi Chef on the Silver Spirit
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Seishin Sushi Chef on the Silver Spirit. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The sushi chef's area is the central focus of the Silver Spirit Seishin Restaurant. It's great fun to watch a sushi chef at work.

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    Silversea Sashimi Platter at Seishin on the Silver Spirit

    Silversea Sashimi Platter at Seishin on the Silver Spirit
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Sashimi Platter at Seishin on the Silver Spirit. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    This large sashimi platter was enough for a meal, but was just the first course at dinner.

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    Seishin Game Hen with Teriyaki Sauce on the Silver Spirit

    Seishin Game Hen with Teriyaki Sauce on the Silver Spirit
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Seishin Game Hen with Teriyaki Sauce on the Silver Spirit. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    Game hen with Teriyaki sauce is the second course on the "Seishin Teaser II" menu on the Silver Spirit. It was delicious.

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    Seishin Green Tea Sorbet on the Silver Spirit

    Seishin Green Tea Sorbet on the Silver Spirit
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Seishin Green Tea Sorbet on the Silver Spirit. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    Green tea sorbet was the dessert served with the "teaser" menu at Seishin. I loved both the simple presentation and the taste!

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Entrance to The Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Entrance to The Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Entrance to The Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - The Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - The Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - The Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - The Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - The Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - The Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Seafood Appetizer in The Restaurant on the Silversea Silver Spirit

    Seafood Appetizer in The Restaurant on the Silversea Silver Spirit
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Seafood Appetizer in The Restaurant on the Silversea Silver Spirit. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    One of many beautiful dishes served in The Restaurant of the Silver Spirit.

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Le Champagne Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Le Champagne Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Le Champagne Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison
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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Le Champagne Restaurant

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Le Champagne Restaurant
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Le Champagne Restaurant. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    Le Champagne offers a Relais & Chateaux dining experience on the Silver Spirit. See below the photo for more information on Le Champagne.

    Silversea has collaborated with Relais & Chateaux Master Chef Jacques Thorel to develop menus for Le Champagne. The gourmet dining experience at Le Champagne has a per person cover charge, and the house wines are included.

    The menus at Le Champagne change nightly and are both regional and seasonal, many reflecting regions of the world that are renowned for their wine. Some of the dinners featured on our cruise included such interesting themes as "Foie Gras and Champagne", "Under the Spanish Sun", "Lobster Lavishly", "North American Delights", and "Bordeaux Rendezvous".

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    Silversea Silver Spirit - Pool Grill

    Silversea Silver Spirit - Pool Grill
    ••• Dining Options on the Silversea Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Spirit - Pool Grill. Silversea Silver Spirit (c) Linda Garrison

    The pool grill serves a wellness breakfast and grill lunch, which is served until 4 pm. The Mexican turkey burger and fries are especially good.