Thursday
Jan092014

Lady J’s award-winning Chef Nathaniel Cox places 3rd in Antigua’s Concours de Chef contest. 

 

142’ Palmer Johnson M/Y Lady J is very proud of its star chef Nathaniel Cox who recently placed 3rd in the prestigious Concours de Chef Contest in Antigua, in the Yacht Category (101'–159'). For the competition the vegan-themed menu was judged with a criteria that included Plant-Based Haute Cuisine and Caribbean Luncheon. Renowned Chef Chad Sarno, VP of Culinary Wellness at Rouxbe Online Cooking School was on the judging panel.

In current times, healthy cuisine does not mean a sacrifice in taste or a lack of high-end presentation. This year the well known contest challenged the skills of participating chefs by requiring solely plant-based cuisine.  

With the health crisis faced by most western countries, plant-based cuisine is not only trendy, but necessary. This year's competition asked chefs to showcase their best in the realm of plant-centered dishes while offering a healthy luncheon menu. The challenge was to highlight the intersection of delicious and beautifully presented haute cuisine with a healthy plant-based menu.

The competition criteria included:

  • Only use 100% plant based ingredients in all dishes
  • No dairy or dairy derived ingredients such as cheese, dairy milks, cream, and butter
  • No meat, or animal derived products such as eggs, meat, and seafood
  • Raw and cooked dishes permitted
  • Health should be a key factor when creating each menu

Judging criteria was based on presentation, creativity, taste and healthfulness of the overall menu presented, but other factors were taken into consideration.

Lady J’s Chef Nathaniel wowed the judges with his award-winning menu:

  • Galley sprouted mung bean, tamarind glazed grilled plantain, toasted hemp seed, avocado puree.
  • Smoked tomato eggplant, tofu, beetroot jelly, quinoa tabouleh.
  • Young coconut granita and flesh, papaya, passion fruit, kefir and kale sauce.

Join us for a luxury yacht charter vacation onboard Lady J and experience the finest haute cuisine you have imagined.

Friday
Jul262013

Fabulous guest reviews confirm that MY Lady J and its amazing crew offer a unique luxury charter vacation.

Happy charter guests are the best proof that a yachting vacation onboard Lady J is one of the best holiday experiences you’ll ever have. The crew have collected comments written on the charter guest book, which we’d like to share with you for a very personal glimpse at the guests’ own perspective. We have changed the names of the families in order to protect their privacy, but we trust you’ll enjoy the tales of their activities, meals and excellent times aboard.

We’ve just had a magical week onboard Lady J. The Captain and his crew set the perfect tone for the week. The Chef prepared every meal to perfection, from the table settings to every bite. The first officer provided daily adventures even when we kept him out on the water until sunset every night. Some highlights included: playing on the sandbar through sunset, swimming with the sharks, snorkeling the coves at Staniel Cay, jet skiing everywhere, water skiing, pirates taking over Lady J, movies on the upper deck, laughter and smiles from everyone (guests and staff :) all week long. Thank you all!
—The R Family 

My favorite thing was everything but my most favorite thing was tubing.
 —Miss L, Age 8

My favorite thing was the great food and the fun water activities like jet skiing, fishing and jumping off.
—Miss S, Age 12

My favorite part was jet skiing, spending time with my family, the good food and Fourth of July.
—Sharon

I had a lot of fun tubing, jet skiing, jumping and eating but my favorite part was watching the fire works in the harbor with my family and the crew. Thank you so much!
—RM, Age 14

The whole experience was amazing. I’m not sure we will ever be able to top this vacation. Everything was perfect. Thanks to the incredible crew for making this such a memorable week. 
—Mary

Amazing time from beginning to end. The crew made this week that much more special. Thanks for everything!
—P

So sad to leave… But so glad to have been onboard to get to know you all!
Special crew and talent abound. 
—Christine

We had the best possible time on our Lady J adventure all because of the crew. Looking forward to seeing you again in the Bahamas. 
—J&B

What a week! There is never a dull moment in the R family and we are so grateful to add the Lady J to our illustrious book of memories. The Captain and the crew gave us everything we could ask for and more. 
—The R. Family

Lady J crew and friends, what a fantastic week we have had with my son’s engagement and celebrating my birthday in complete luxury. We are so grateful!
—Mrs. K.

Thank you all for being so amazing this week! We will always remember the Lady J since we shared a special celebration onboard. You guys are all so sweet and we couldn’t have asked for better staff. We hope to return soon.
—A&D 

BRAVO! What an incredible crew that goes above and beyond the call of duty… over and over again! Thank you for spoiling our family like never before.
—The D. Family 

Thank you for an amazing trip! Wonderful crew, beautiful food, and best friends. We are never leaving :)
—The W. Family

Monday
Feb112013

Charter Guest Comments - January 2013 - St. Maarten

"The crew onboard Lady J each has such unique personalities and great smiles and social skills. They're amazingly fit, never stop moving, anticipate, and are always focused on the enjoyment, safety and happiness of the client and protection of the Lady J.  I've thought about every aspect of our entire charter, looking for areas for improvement, and for all that is in your control I believe you're BEST IN CLASS.  From the towels, linens, shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, laundry service, etc. to the wines, beer, drink of the day, food (selection, quality, prep and presentation), toys, facilities (Lady J herself), parting gift bag and favors....it's a world-class operation, without a doubt!"

Mr. O, Charter Guest onboard Lady J, January 2013

Monday
Dec242012

Lady J’s 5-star chef delights guests with a fabulous New England themed menu.

A select handful of charter brokers were invited to spend 5-days onboard 142' Palmer Johnson MY Lady J as an orientation and familiarization trip (also known in the industry as a FAM Trip) showcasing the yacht’s amenities, the fabulous crew, the chef’s abilities, and the beautiful destinations available to luxury charter guests. This first-hand knowledge of the yacht allows brokers to speak with full confidence, selling the Lady J experience to the most appropriate clientele. 

As a highlight to this special adventure, the Chef prepared a series of  special New England inspired menus focusing on local sea life and fresh vegetables from the northeast area. The delicious offerings of these 4 days provide a glimpse into the pleasures of Motoryacht Lady J.

Day 1  |  Lunch

  • Mozzarella, tomato and spinach salad with Balsamic glaze and fresh basil with a drizzle of basil oil
  • Platter selection of fresh local shellfish: Clams Casino, seared scallops and crab-cakes with herb salad accompanied by spaghetti with chili and lemon sauce
  • Strawberry shortcake with local strawberries and fresh cream 

 Day 1  |  Dinner

  • Chanterelle mushroom salad over arugula with Parmesan cheese shavings and served with a lemon dressing.
  • Macadamia nut and Dijon mustard crusted rack of lamb with a honey vinegar sauce, served with rice pilaf and steamed green and yellow beans and carrots
  • Maine Apple Cake with warm butterscotch sauce accompanied by Dulce de leche ice cream

Day 2  |  Lunch

  • Lobster Bake on the beach on a lovely warm afternoon on Butter Island: Baked Lobsters, clams, mussels, Kielbasa sausage, onions, corn, fingerling potatoes, drawn butter
  • Chef Garden Salad
  • Potato and chive salad
  • Whoopie pies

Day 2  |  Dinner 

  • Lima Bean Salad with snow pea and beet shoots served with a red wine vinaigrette and fresh Nasturtium flowers
  • Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana, escalope of veal, with Prosciutto ham, sage cooked in a Marsala sauce, accompanied by Tagliatelle Alfredo and steamed green vegetables
  • Pears poached with star anise and vanilla, coated with warm chocolate sauce, toasted almonds and served with Vanilla ice cream. 

Day 3  |  Lunch

  • New England Clam Chowder served with freshly made olive Foccacia bread
  • Grilled chicken with rosemary, garlic and lemon
  • Pan fried Hake with lemon and white wine sauce
  • Oven baked spicy potatoes
  • Cranberry and apple salad and spring greens with toasted Pecan nuts
  • Peach Cobbler with Fresh Cream

Day 3  |  Dinner

  • Fresh Local Oysters in the shell, on ice with Mignonette sauce
  • Seared Fillet Mignon with Sauce Béarnaise. Served with baked sweet potato on the side and Roquefort cheese salad
  • Fresh poached peaches with peach sorbet, raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream 

Day 4  |  Lunch

  • Salad of golden roasted beets, with oranges, cranberries and cottage cheese over green salad leaves
  • Grilled Halibut with tomato, olive, caper and onion sauce served with asparagus risotto and roasted vegetables
  • Chicken Parmesan, with tomato marina sauce, grilled Parmesan served with asparagus risotto and roasted vegetables
  • Baked fresh figs, with honey and blueberries with crème fraiche and toasted pine nuts 

Day  4  |  Dinner

  • Sushi Nori platter and Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Mini Peking Duck Pancakes with Hoi sin sauce, cucumber and scallions
  • A sample platter of:
    Ground Chicken Fried Won Tons
    Beef fillet in Black Bean Sauc
    Shrimp Sweet and Sour
    Stir fry Vegetables and Rice noodles
  • Pineapple Fritters and Chocolate ice cream

 Dining onboard Lady J is a world-class pleasure. Come and experience it for yourself!

Monday
Oct012012

A flexible general arrangement is very important for guests in a successful charter yacht.

October 2012

LADY J is currently in the shipyard, busy accomplishing a new paint job, several upgrades, plus a very important modification that will enable her two Twin Staterooms to be reconfigured in order to feature convertible Twins-to-Kings!

As a very successful luxury charter yacht, the owners of this beautiful 142' Palmer Johnson, understand the importance of offering charter guests flexible arrangement options so that regardless of the size of the party, the ages of the guests, and the distribution of family and friends, each group can enjoy the spacious accommodations in the way that is most suitable to their plans for an exclusive vacation.

LADY J’s charter clients will now have the option of the following bed configurations, accommodating 12 guests in 5 Staterooms:

1 King, 2 Queens, 4 Singles, 2 trundles,
2 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Singles, 2 trundles, or
3 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 trundles.

You are welcome to download a full-size high resolution PDF of LadyJ’s deck plans (GA’s) featuring the new layout options available.

Also added to the impressive upgrades list is a 32' towed Intrepid tender!