Behind the Qsine
by Jason Leppert
A behind the scenes look at the creation and operation of Celebrity Cruises' Qsine specialty restaurant.
In 2010 with the launch of Celebrity Eclipse, a new concept in onboard dining emerged with the opening of Qsine. This specialty restaurant epitomizes fun by embracing its "uniquely unordinary" identity and eliminating all pretenses associated with fine dining without sacrificing culinary refinement.
The result has been so popular that the restaurant opened onboard the successive Silhouette and will be included on the upcoming Reflection. It has also since been added to the Millennium, Infinity, and Summit, and will most likely make its way onto the Constellation when she goes in for drydock next year.
In fact, while I was onboard the Celebrity Millennium, I had the opportunity to interview Predrag Pajovic – the maitre d' of Qsine, as well as Celebrity's restaurant launch extraordinaire – and Wayan Darmawan – the executive chef of Qsine, as well as part of the opening team for Qsine originally on the Eclipse – to get a sense for just how much went into the development of this restaurant and what it continues to take to run it successfully. Additionally, our culinary editor, Janice Wald Henderson, had previously reviewed Qsine as part of her report on Celebrity Eclipse's food.
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Have you had the pleasure of dining at Qsine or do you hope to in the future?