The greatest pleasure in enjoying a holiday aboard a yacht is the freedom it affords you. The freedom to travel to several exotic destinations during a single vacation, the freedom to be your own master and experience certain scenery and activities as few others have before. That freedom also means detachment from the mainland. Ordinarily, this should come at a price when it comes to breakfast, lunch and dinner, especially that yacht provisions need to be of the highest quality at any given time, because guests aboard a yacht expect nothing short of perfect. Today this problem is solved by yacht provisioning companies that go out of their way to supply top quality yacht food to vessels around the world. You do not need to venture onto the mainland for fine food, instead gourmet yacht provisioning services can bring it directly to you wherever you are and however you want it.
Indeed, the freedom of a holiday aboard a yacht should extend to your eating habits. Dine on the regional delicacies depending on your location or enjoy certain meals depending on the weather. Here is a definitive collection of the top gourmet food to have on your yacht.
Of course, seafood is a great option. It is light and delicate and the perfect compliment to warm weather. Fresh from the morning of your delivery, there is a wide selection of fish, shellfish and lobsters to choose from and a variety of ways to serve it. A dainty crab meat salad or delicious sushi assortment accompanied by bubbly champagne is well served at lunch while more experimental dishes such as a yellow fin tuna sashimi tartar with wasabi-apple vinaigrette make excellent starters for a dinner that includes a more meaty fish dish like a swordfish steak.
There are few greater luxuries than a high quality steak. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be born of the sea. From the hearty Black Angus to the soft and juicy Wagyu and Siemmental, a wide range of cuts of meat can easily be served aboard a yacht to your liking. All meats are vacuum packed according to your chef’s requests for the tenderest dishes and the freshest tastes.
Traditional groceries can be sourced directly to your yacht. Fruit and vegetables and dairy produce can easily be stocked aboard, while frozen food and organic food can likewise be preserved and served to the highest standards. Imagine a creamy panna cotta with fresh berries or zesty cocktails made on site with a twist of lemon and lime. Yacht suppliers at Gourmet Deliveries have earned a name for themselves in the yachting world for the quality of the fresh fruit and vegetables that they deliver to super yachts around the world. “The quality of our fruits and vegetables is, indeed, exceptional and you cannot find similar produce anywhere else, not even on the local markets in France,” says Gabi Gruber from Gourmet Deliveries.
Regional foods can also be served at the dial of a phone: fresh pasta upon the Ligurian coast, breakfast patisseries prepared by Michelin-starred chefs upon the French Riviera, colourful mezzes on the Greek Cyclades. Meanwhile, seasonal delicacies are at the flick of a whisk away. Try truffles, cépes, girolles and chanterelles in Autumn or roast lamb, roasted asparagus and spiced peach jam in Spring. The possibilities are as broad as the horizon is wide, all from aboard your yacht.