Designer Adam D. Tihany on Recreating a Dining Experience at Home

Recognized as one of the preeminent designers in the world, Seabourn partner, Adam D. Tihany specializes in developing elegant individual spaces for the most highly rated restaurants, hotels and resorts in the world. For Seabourn, Tihany created a design vision for The Grill by Thomas Keller across the fleet, plus Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation, and our upcoming expedition ship Seabourn Venture, from bow to stern.

In a personal note here, he shares some tips and ideas for how you can recreate and enjoy the theater and experience of fine dining at The Grill by Thomas Keller at home.

From the first steps inside The Grill by Thomas Keller, the atmosphere, the lighting, the art, and the curated playlist — all the sensory elements — set the stage for elegance, nostalgia, celebration and sophistication. As a guest you are swept up in the experience of the design, the food, and the signature touches of the chef himself. As a guest myself, one of the signature elements of The Grill experience that has stayed with me long after each meal is the tableside presentation. Dishes like the roast chicken and Caesar salad are brought to your table on a beautiful gueridon to be tossed or carved and plated before you in one final act of theater. Aside from the incredible aromas and tantalizing view, there is a thrill that comes with being a part of this moment.

For now, while we cannot be at The Grill, I invite you to create a bit of home theater with gueridon service of your own. Let the design of your dining table, your gueridon (any side table will do), your beautiful serving dishes and tools tell a story and create an immersive experience. We can all use some theater and entertainment when dining at home.

So, till we see each other again (I hope at The Grill!), be well, stay healthy and Bon Appetit.