LONG Island fluke with smoked purple potatoes, leeks and black truffle jus ($US46), Nova Scotia lobster with shallots and lemon butter ($US41) and a slow-poached egg with paddlefish caviar, smoked pumpkin and bottarga (US$15) are among the sublime seafood dishes at Danny Meyer’s new North End Grill in New York’s downtown Battery Park area. Bombay-born head chef Floyd Cardoz is quite the celebrity — he won Top Chef Masters last year — and his up-market grill is already crowded with the Big Apple’s movers and shakers. More: northendgrillnyc.com. DEALS OF THE WEEK Celebrity sailings: Sixty US chefs and wine experts are on Holland America Line’s 2012 Culinary Arts Center Program. Pastry chef Kaushik Chowdhury, from JW Marriott Arizona, joins MS Amsterdam in October during the 50-day Grand Asia and Australia Voyage; from $7298 a person. More: hollandamerica.com.au. Fiji feasts: Masterchef New Zealand judge Simon Gault will hold cooking classes on a fourday Captain Cook Cruises Reef Endeavour voyage to the Northern Yasawa Islands departing Nadi on August 14; from $1098 a person twin-share, including meals, activities and three classes. More: captaincook.com.fj.