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Nieuw Amsterdam Wine Shines in Display

Special Blog Correspondent Rick Duval sent us this post and photos from the ship:

The Pinnacle Grill — long regarded as a premiere alternative dining restaurant in the cruise market — has added to its luster on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam with a dazzling new wine display to complement the Master Chef’s Table tasting room, the only such display in the fleet.

Veteran Cellar Master Fernando Bacsa and HAL’s wine team have carefully selected fine wines, including such regarded Pacific Northwest names like Col Solare, Apex and Northstar, for the chic and contemporary glass and metal display complete with exquisite decanters.

Throughout the course of the evening, wine stewards will serve guest selections straight from the display while discretely replacing the wine so that the display remains splendidly full.

“With the Nieuw Amsterdam, the second Signature class ship in the fleet, we wanted to give its Pinnacle Grill a signature detail unlike any other,” said Bacsa, a 13-year HAL veteran who transferred to the Nieuw Amsterdam from the ms Eurodam. “Our new display complements the elegance of the Master Chef’s Table tasting room and the fine wines that we proudly serve.”

Cellar Master Fernando Bacsa samples the evening's offerings.

1 Comment
  • Josie Lewis

    Fernando was the BEST wine steward. We learned so much from him. Fernando was a jewel of Holland America! Oh

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