Do you love sushi? Do you love sailing? Do you love sunsets? I’m going out on a limb here and guessing you’re a fan of all three (we’re not friends anymore if you said no, sorry.) Guess what, this isn’t just a culinary fantasy — from now until September 21 Classic Harbor Line and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will offer a light-dinner sail on deck of one of New York’s newest schooners.
I partook in the sail this past Wednesday and it was truly dreamy. We sailed past iconic landmarks such as Battery Park, Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty. It was a beautiful and breezy escape from the hot concrete of the city.
But let’s talk about the star of the show — the sushi. The menu includes a sampling of nine sushi pieces and one roll served in two platings and paired with four sake flights. Everything is served super fresh, stored in special coolers just one hour before the sail.
If you want to snack on some of the highest grade sushi in the city, sip sake all while sailing down the Hudson River, you can buy tickets here.
Need a fun summer date night? Set sail around New York Harbor on Monday nights with the Morimoto Sunset Sushi Cruise. Aboard the elegant schooner, America 2.0, you’ll get a sampling of sushi from Iron Chef Morimoto, paired with four sake flights and stellar sunset views of New York City. Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), Manhattan; www.sail-nyc.com
Saturday’s summer solstice gives us the longest day of the year. Make the most of the time when day turns to dusk with these sunset events throughout the city.
Sunset sail with the Classic Harbor Line, Pier 62 at 22nd Street and the Hudson River
Ever sit at your desk and daydream you were sailing off into the sunset? Dream no more: Classic Harbor Line charters cruises that sail around Manhattan, complete with booze and snacks.
Choose from two schooners — the 105-foot America 2.0 or the 80-foot Adirondack — to simply enjoy a cool breeze off the water while watching the sun fade behind the cityscape. Or, for the more active, sign up for an evening wine tasting or sample sushi and sake prepared fresh by Iron Chef Morimoto.
When: Through November, various departure times
Info: Costs vary by cruise and food and drink offerings, $52 to $124. 212-627-1825, sail-nyc.com