SeaDream Yacht Club is introducing a “Raw Food” menu option. A form of vegetarianism called the “raw foods” or “living foods” movement is creeping into mainstream, and aboard the SeaDream I and SeaDream II, gourmet raw food is now offered in addition to the regular menu.
“Raw” refers to a style of preparation in which all ingredients are raw, organic and vegan (no fish, meat, eggs or dairy), and nothing is heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit in order to retain all the micronutrients.
The optional, new raw food menu includes beverages such as watercress tang; a liquid mélange of watercress, Anjou pear, lime and pineapple; the blood apple blaster; a blend of apple, ginger, red beet, lime juice and agave. Salad options include Asian style cashew curry salad. An entrée such as vegetable lasagna uses pasta-like noodles made from spinach leaves and coconut meat, layered between a spicy cauliflower mash topped with a sun-dried tomato marinara.
SeaDream’s Pastry Chef is also on board with raw food desserts. There is a cashew lemon cheese cake with a crust made from almonds and dates and the filling’s main ingredients are cashews, lemon juice, almond milk and coconut butter.