The Very Best of European Gastronomy on a Luxury Yacht

QUANTUM - Peri 29m Crewed Yacht

StarterChartering a crewed yacht is synonymous with luxury, lavishness and the very highest levels of customer service. Whether you are in the stunning British Virgin Islands, French Riviera or the Asia Pacific region, charter guests expect a professional crew who can perform every duty asked of them. In the 21st Century, food is a pertinent factor in the overall enjoyment of a holiday, whether it is on the water, at a restaurant or in a hotel. People are increasingly becoming ‘foodies’ and looking for spectacular gastronomic experiences. Thus, the food provided on charters has to live up to the very best restaurants, and often delivers much more!

Two of our brokers were recently invited for lunch on board crewed motor yacht QUANTUM, a stunning Peri Yachts 29m custom build, which can accommodate up to 8 guests in 2 VIP and 2 Twin cabins. She provides lavish accommodation and design features throughout, giving her a contemporary, yet elegant and sophisticated feel.

She has a brilliant Flybridge, which will accommodate your whole charter group, whether they want to socialise, sunbathe or simply take in the incredible vistas of the French Riviera. Based in Marina Baie des Anges, she is ideally located for week long charters to Corsica or west Main-Course-225x300towards St Tropez and the magical Porquerolles Islands. Her crew of 4 are extremely professional, knowledgeable and attentive to their guests need. They have recently welcomed a new chef on board, who was chosen from over 70 applicants.

Our Menu:

* Canapés – served with Moët and Chandon Rose Champagne

* Smoked Aubergine Caviar with Marinated Mozzarella and Melba Toast

* Roast Belly of Pork with Crackling, Potato and Black Pudding Dauphinoise, Pomme Purée, Grilled Asparagus and a Red Wine Reduction

* Vanilla Cheesecake, Served with Tempered Chocolate, Sugarwork and Seasonal Fruits

DessertWe had very high expectations of the chef, especially after we had heard that he was picked from 70 applicants. The food was delicious and each course was perfectly matched with a local wine. The French Riviera has so much choice when it comes to restaurants, but with food like this on your own luxury yacht charter, you will not want to go anywhere else!

QUANTUM is new to the charter market and given her performance, accommodation and excellent crew, we expect that she will be a very popular choice this summer for charters in the South of France. We recommend booking soon to avoid disappointment. If you have already booked your villa for this year, do not despair, as she is available for luxury day charters. Combine the very best of land and sea and experience the French Riviera like never before.

Check out our website,, and start searching for your luxury yacht charter on the French Riviera for this summer. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

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Sampling the finest Caribbean Gastronomy on your Luxury Yacht Charter

CariThe Caribbean is often described as the crossroads of the world, thanks to the trade winds that lead many from all over the world to the British Virgin Islands. History has seen a succession of conquerors and cultures pass, bringing with them many distinctive foods, flavours and styles of cookery that remain very popular today.  The Arawaks were followed by the Caribs, who saw explorers and sea captains knock on their door as they travelled in the search of the New World. Colonists, settlers and descendants of Spanish, Dutch, English and French origin brought with them their respective cultures and cuisines. The East Indian population left their mark on the local cuisine with their distinctive curries [Colombos}, condiments [Chutneys] and Roti, which remain present to this day.

The African Slave population brought many exotic foodstuffs, such as Okra and Yams, as well as many greens, beans and roots. These ingredients combined with their cooking techniques and seasonings created Creole cookery and famous dishes such as Gumbo, which can be found all over the Caribbean and southern United States. Whilst browsing the Internet, we came across a fantastic recipe on the Sugar Apple Blog for a Spicy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, which we thought we would share with you. The combination of the holy trinity [Celery/Bell Pepper/ Onion] with the spice of the chilli pepper, smoky sausage and okra is a match made in heaven!

Spicy Caribbean Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
1 pound okra, cut into 1/4? slices
6 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 medium onions, peeled and diced
1 scotch bonnet or other hot pepper, minced (optional)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 pound andouille sausage or smoked kielbasa, cut in half lengthways and cut crosswise into 1/2? slices
6 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced OR 2 tins diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
5-6 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 1/2? cubes

Not much of a cook? Want your own private chef to cook you a taste of the Caribbean? Want to sample some of the best Caribbean cuisine on your own luxury yacht charter? We would love to make both of these things a reality and arrange an experience of a lifetime on a crewed catamaran, motor or sailboat. We have a great selection of boats for all budgets and one of our favourites this month is MOONSTONE, a 62ft Sunreef Catamaran with 4 fantastic cabins. There is no better way to enjoy her this Winter than to host a private dining event with close friends and family in her open-plan saloon. Accommodation is provided in 3 double en-suite cabins and a twin, which are decorated in a contemporary, yet classic style.

For more information on how to charter this yacht, please follow the link on the yacht and contact one of our senior brokers. Alternatively, send an email enquiry to [email protected]. Watch this space for more information on the Caribbean and which yachts to charter this Winter.