Cruise Line Unveils Chef Morimoto’s Restaurant on Nieuw Amsterdam

Monday, November 6, 2023


Holland America Line is preparing to introduce “Morimoto By Sea,” an exclusive dining experience on the Nieuw Amsterdam, set to open during the ship’s voyage on December 16, 2023. This marks the first stand-alone restaurant at sea for Chef Masaharu Morimoto and will feature a delectable selection of Asian-inspired dishes and beverages from the renowned chef, who also serves as the cruise line’s “Fresh Fish Ambassador.

“Morimoto By Sea” underscores the cruise line’s commitment to providing guests with unforgettable culinary experiences on each cruise. It will be situated on the Observation Deck next to the Tamarind restaurant. A multi-course meal where there will also be a variety of beef, chicken, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available on the menu. Reservations for Morimoto By Sea can be made on board or through the Holland America Line Navigator App. There is a $55 cover charge per person at the restaurant, plus an additional 18% gratuity

Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and guest services at Holland America Line said, “The menu showcases a symphony of flavors and the freshest ingredients, reflecting the highest standards of culinary excellence from both Holland America Line and Chef Morimoto.”

Holland America Line introduced “Morimoto By Sea” aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, a stand-alone restaurant at sea by Chef Masaharu Morimoto. This follows the cruise line’s global fresh fish program launch. Morimoto By Sea on Nieuw Amsterdam features Chef Morimoto’s exclusive drinks like Morimoto Dream Brut Rosé and Morimoto Junmai Daiginjo Sake, enhancing the menu. It represents Chef Morimoto’s first restaurant on a cruise ship, joining his acclaimed global dining ventures.

‘Morimoto by Sea’ Menu Selections:

● Sushi Plate: (Vegetarian upon request.) Nigiri with salmon, hamachi, hotate, maki with ebi tempura, Dungeness California, salmon shikai maki.
● Morimoto Fresh Tuna Pizza: Anchovy aioli, Kalamata olive, red onion, jalapeno.
● Tempura Calamari Salad: (Served without calamari upon request.) two ways, white miso dressing.
● Pork Gyoza Dumpling: callion ginger sauce.
● Tori Ramen Noodles Soup: Soy egg, bamboo shoot, hot creamy broth poured at the table.
● Hamachi Tacos: hopped sashimi yellowtail, yuzu kosho-oil, guacamole, red onion, cilantro.
● Sticky Ribs: oisin sweet chili sauce, cilantro.

Main Courses:
● Crispy Fried Whole Market Fresh Fish: Sweet spicy chili sauce, pickled vegetables.
● Ishiyaki Buri Bop: Fresh Pacific yellowtail on rice, cooked at the tableside in a hot stone bowl.
● Shrimp Three Way “Morimoto Style”: Tempura, panko, and arare-age with tartar, tonkatsu and gochujang sauces.
● Angry Lobster Pad Thai: Maine lobster, rice noodles, Thai red curry sauce.
● Broiled Beef Tenderloin steak: Japanese-style mushroom sauce.
● Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Oyster Satay: Shichimi togarashi.
● Japanese Vegetable Curry: Tofu steak, seasonal vegetables.
● Slow cooked Alaskan King Salmon: cream stew.
● Surf & Turf: asabi-mayo lobster, grilled wagyu kalbi, vegetables.

Side Dishes:
● House fried rice, steamed rice brown rice, Wasabi mashed potatoes,Wok seared bok choy, Basket steamed vegetables.

● Dark Chocolate Sphere, Baked Tofu Cheesecake, White Chocolate Lime Ganache, Sorbet Trio
Alcoholic Beverages (by bottle & glass):
● Morimoto Dream Brut Rosé.
● Morimoto Grgich Hills Chardonnay.
● Morimoto Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon.
● Sake Junmai Morimoto.
● Sake Junmai Ginjo Morimoto.
● Sake Junmai Daiginjo Morimoto.
● Sake Sparkling Nigori.
‘Morimoto by Sea’ À La Carte Sushi Menu Selections:

● Toro Tartare: asabi, nori paste, sour cream, sturgeon caviar.
● Sashimi Salad: easonal fish, field mix greens, yuzu soy dressing.
● Crispy Rice: picy tuna, spicy salmon, gochujang aioli.

Sushi & Sashimi:
● Chef’s Combination:
o Sushi.
o Sashimi.
● Nigiri:
o Seasonal White Fish.
o Maguro: Tuna.
o Sake: Salmon.
o Hamachi: Yellowtail.
o Unagi: Freshwater Eel.
o Chutoro: Medium Fatty Tuna.
o Ebi: Shrimp.
o Hotate: Scallop.
o Tako: Octopus.
o Ikura: Salmon Roe.
o Otoro: Fatty Tuna.

● Shrimp Tempura: vocado roll, tempura shrimp, gochujang aioli.
● Lobster Tempura Roll: empura lobster, tobiko, cucumber, scallion, mango sauce.
● Tako Yaki Roll: Tempura octopus, cabbage, tonkatsu sauce, mayo.
● Aburi Salmon Roll: almon avocado roll and spicy mayo torched.
● California Roll: now crab, cucumber, avocado.
● Spicy Tuna Roll: una, scallion, spicy sauce.
● Spicy Salmon Roll: salmon, scallion, spicy sauce.

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