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Windstar's 'stretched' ships will have alfresco grill by Steven Raichlen

star grill by steven raichlin on windstar
Star Grill by Steven Raichlen will have deck-side seating for 95
Windstar Cruises plans a casual outdoor restaurant in partnership with global grilling authority Steven Raichlen.

Star Grill by Steven Raichlen will serve grilled, smoked and rotisserie specialties, including seafood, meats and vegetables cooked with global flavors and techniques, along with craft side dishes and sauces.

Reinvented modern barbecue

'Our new partnership is a wonderful alliance that will provide our guests with an inviting new place to dine that is entirely suited to Windstar’s casually elegant style of cruising,' Windstar President John Delaney said.

International TV host and author of 31 books, Raichlen is considered to have reinvented modern barbecue. His most recent television series, 'Project Fire 2019,' debuted in July on PBS, and his latest book, 'The Brisket Chronicles,' was released to critical acclaim in May. Raichlen was inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2015, and his books have won multiple James Beard Awards and IACP Julia Child Awards.

Debuting on Star Breeze in February

Star Grill by Steven Raichlen will debut on Star Breeze in February 2020 and then on her sister ships Star Legend in July 2020 and Star Pride in November 2020, all part of the line’s $250m Star Plus Initiative.

Dishes will include seafood, lamb, beef and more from the grill, smoker and slow-roasted on the rotisserie, along with innovative sauces. The top-deck, alfresco restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, featuring menu items such as Danish smoked shrimp, lemongrass pork skewers and Hill Country brisket. On sea days, the venue will offer mid-morning Frühschoppen with artisanal grilled sausage and pretzel rolls.

Breezy summertime cocktails

Located just steps away from Star Bar, the open, ocean-view top-deck bar, Star Grill by Steven Raichlen will have deck-side seating for 95 and two carving stations.

In addition to a selection of beer and wine, the restaurant will feature cocktails designed for the venue with a breezy summertime vibe, like a Strawberry Pimm’s, Pineapple & Coconut Slushy, Raspberry & Melon Slushy and Strawberry & Basil Smash.

Raichlen will sail aboard one culinary-themed Windstar cruise each year, leading grill demonstrations and lectures, and socializing with travelers.

The Star Plus revitalization of the trio of sister ships will also bring an eclectic Spanish restaurant from chef Anthony Sasso, an enhanced spa and fitness center, new pool and whirlpool, more deck space for lounging, 50 new suites and additional upgrades.