Food and fun are an evocative combination, especially on a luxury yacht charter. For those who want to throw the ultimate dinner party in a dream environment you only have to look to the wonders of MY Starfire. Imagine champagne cocktails, a flaming sunset, and a spectacular view of the ocean and the port. Imagine silver service in the formal dining room, or something al fresco, casual, and laced in fun on the aft deck. Imagine imported wines, a menu specially curated by your own private onboard chef, and finishing with a vintage bottle of port and a dip in the bubbling Jacuzzi. These are evenings that go beyond a dinner party and into the delight of a superyacht soiree. Those who dream of adding even more flair and color to the occasion then throwing a themed supper either in port or after setting sail can check out these ideas.
Lavish Literary Affairs
If you feel like settling down to a Game of Thrones fantasy inspired feast, a Gatsby esque cocktail hour, or an Alice in Wonderland tea party, then the literacy world is your perfect port of call. With so many lovely books lining the shelves the inspiration is already there! Those seeking class will adore the Gatsby inspired theme where flapper dresses, pearls, gin, fresh oysters and lemon cakes will leave you lavishly breathless. Fantasy lovers can serve up butterbeer from Hogwarts, ale, cold chicken and hunks of bread from Hobbiton, and Dothraki goat with firepods and honey from George RR Martin. With the onboard cinema of MY Starfire you can even project the movie versions on the deck, invite a band to play live music, and waltz away until the dawn or else climb on tables and fill your imaginary world with raucous page turning fun.
One of the best things about dining on a luxury yacht charter is that you make your own moveable feast. From the pastel painted and orange blossom shores of Italy’s Amalfi Coast to the rum soaked sands of the Caribbean you can take your inspiration from where the wind blows. Make the most of those gloriously colorful markets waiting close to port, ask the well versed crew to shake up something special to drink, and utilize the view outside your cabin window to make a soiree filled with sweetness. When perched off the French Riviera you can select glorious cheese and wine pairings, bring in bouillabaisse from Marseille, splash out on those iconic macaroons, fill your luxury yacht charter with roses and pink peonies, and of course uncork the champagne. Those seeking a more Caribbean feel can turn up the heat on the barbeque, throw the lobster on, invite a pan drum band on board, and go wild with rum cocktails.
A Slice of History
A Roman inspired night of debauchery and wine, a Greek feast of philosophy and mezze, a prohibition speakeasy supper with cocktails served in teacups, and a Victorian era eve of white china and stuffed pheasant. These styles of dinner parties onboard your luxury yacht charter can take a little imagination and planning, but when you pull them off you are sure to go down in history. Of course if you manage to blend the world outside your porthole window with the era you are trying to recreate then life becomes easier. When sailing around the shores of Santorini you can find the perfect sweet white wine and shepherds cheese from the mountains. When in Italy you can dip the bread in wine, you can collect the honey, seek the stuffed dormice and adorn the place in laurels. Of course to complete the evening you can slip into the sauna and hot tub for a true roman bathe experience.
When sailing the seven seas, trampling through deep and darkened woods, meandering down the fjords, swimming in waterfalls, and walking barefoot on the beach – all these moments simply inspire you to admire nature once more. For those luxury yacht charter guests who feel humbled by Mother Earth, throwing a gloriously green eco dinner party can be the perfect way to go. Hit the local farmer’s markets, flag down the local sailors to see what’s in their nets, trek to the hillside vineyard, and pick flowers from the mountainside. This could be the perfect eve to work out a vegan or vegetarian menu with MY Starfire’s private chef, and for entertainment you can kayak out to count stars or drop anchor on a desert island for a midnight swim.