Friday Round Up: Luxury Dining

A lot is happening in the world of luxury dining. The Knickbocker announced recently that is opening three Charlie Palmer dining venues. We’ve rounded up more on that story and other happenings in the luxury food industry. Take a look.

Knickerbocker Hotel

Kickerbocker Hotel

The Knickbocker recently opened in Times Square and now is welcoming three Charlie Palmer eateries. Charlie Palmer at The Knick, the hotel's full-service restaurant and bar, and JAKE’s @ The Knick, the hotel’s ground-level espresso bar, are now open. St. Cloud, the property's rooftop bar and terrace, is set to open this spring.

Charlie Palmer at the Knick is a must-go. Designed by New York City’s Gabellini Sheppard this restaurant will impress with its open kitchen and romantic atmosphere. For dinner order The Knick Burger, a dry-aged custom blend patty topped with short ribs and Irish Cheddar served on a brioche bun made by Aureole baker, Peter Edris.


Regent Seven Seas Cruises

When Regent Seven Seas Cruises' newest ship, Seven Seas Explorer, makes its debut, it will include a new French restaurant, Chartreuse.

Chartreuse, which will serve a classic French menu with a modern twist, will join Regent's signature steakhouse, Prime 7, as the second of three specialty restaurants onboard Seven Seas Explorer. Regent plans to release details about the third specialty restaurant in June.

Chartreuse is made to feel like a true Parisian restaurant. Even the entryway’s flooring resembles the rain splattered cobble streets of Paris. Floor-to-ceiling windows will give guests views of the passing ocean, and the menu will include dishes like a hand-cut Charolais steak tartare in a hazelnut-Dijon emulsion.

Want another French-inspired culinary experience to look forward to on the Seven Seas Explorer? Try the Culinary Arts Kitchen, which will provide guests with all the ingredients to expand their culinary skills in an environment designed to be reminiscent of prestigious cooking schools in France. The area will have eighteen individual cooking stations sitting atop three long curved rows with white quartzite countertops and stainless steel accents.

Guests will get individualized instruction during the cook classes and their own workstation. Topics include healthy eating, fish and shellfish preparation, mini-desserts and more.

Carmel Valley Ranch Rendering

Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch will open its transformed restaurant this summer. It will have a flexible floor plan with two dining spaces and a 1,500-square-foot terrace to make it easier to enjoy those California evenings. Nice touch: the terrace will have woven wicker chairs and hanging lanterns.

The two different dining sections separated by barn doors. The larger space seats 44 people and is 1,280 square feet. The smaller space seats 22 across and is 564 square feet.