Celebrity Cruises Special Event in Malibu

Food and Wine Event with Celebrity Cruises

Last weekend I had a chance to attend a Wine Tasting and Grill Sampling at Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards in California. The event was co-hosted by Celebrity Cruises and Tourism New Zealand to promote exotic cruising to the region. The attendees were invited to learn about the destination and to sample food and wine.

The Venue

At an elevation of over 2,000 feet in the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards was the perfect location to learn about wine cruises, exotic destinations and Celebrity Cruises.
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Infinity pool edge and the view from Malibu Rocky Oaks.

The Food

Celebrity Cruises’ Chef John Suley at the Grill

Amid the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains, Chef John grilled under the scorching sun (we had a heat wave that weekend).  On the menu were an assortment of grilled items like shimp kabobs and seafood bites.


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Celebrity Cruises offered each guest a custom blended Jerk Grill Rub from Celebrity Lawn Club Grill. In addition to the rub, everyone got a recipes card with the ingredients and directions for making three of the cruise line’s signature rubs: Celebrity Lawn Club Grill Rub, Celebrity Grill Master Fish & Poultry Spice, and Celebrity Master Meat Spice.

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Chocolate-dipped Strawberries served on grass

To continue the theme of the Lawn Club Grill specialty restaurant on Celebrity Cruises’ cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette, we were offered Chocolate-dipped strawberry-pops served on a tray of grass.


Cruise Buzz Carrie stopping to sample the strawberries.
Cruise Buzz Carrie stopping to sample the strawberries.

Celebrity Cruises Signature dessert: Bananas Foster



The Wine

New Zealand wines
New Zealand wines
Keep the cup. Commemorative wine glass from the event.
Keep the cup. Commemorative wine glass from the event.

New Zealand is in the house

Entertainment provided by Tourism New Zealand tourism was a smash hit! Below is a photo of an ancient Māori war dance called the haka, which traditionally is used on the battlefield, or during peaceful gatherings.

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Welcome dance from New Zealand.
Posing with the fierce dancer.




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