Lunch onboard superyacht Diamond A in Antigua
By Merijn de Waard
At the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting David Price of Hill Robinson invited me for lunch on the 57 metre Diamond A (formerly Ultima III), as he was convinced that Head Chef Duncan Thomson and Chef Adam Rice would surprise me with some delicious cuisine.
We were welcomed onboard with Champagne by Captain Owen Jones in the main saloon of the yacht and he told us more about the yacht’s history. Her current owners purchased the yacht in 2009 and she subsequently underwent a major refit in Miami. During the refit, among other work, all the Audio-Visual Systems were upgraded and Quantum Zero Speed Stabilisers were installed.
After the captain had given us the tour, we took our places at the large round main dining table, which was beautifully set by Chief Stewardess Lana Greenwood and her team.
We started with Seared Spanish Mackarel with Tomato Vinaigrette, Celery Seed, and Micro Celery and next came the main course; a Whole Roasted Sea Bass, Endive Braised in Orange Juice, Almonds, Saffron, and Champagne infused Green Grapes. The last course, but definitely not the least, was the dessert; Lemon Tartlette, Bruleed Meringue, Cardamom and Coconut Ice Cream with Pine Nut Praline.
Not only was the food, prepared by chefs Duncan and Adam, delicious but the quality of the service was outstanding as well. With a length of 57 metres, the German build yacht offers all the space and toys for a relaxed vacation in the Caribbean and the fantastic crew will make sure it will be an unforgettable experience.
M/Y Diamond A is available in the Caribbean this winter 2010/11 at a rate of $420,000 per week and again in the Mediterranean next summer 2011 at a rate of €330,000 per week.