One of our favorite new food trends at sea? Chef's Table dinners. At these elaborate multi-course feasts, which have become more common in the last five years, a chef regales a small group with the stories behind the dishes, which generally aren't served anywhere else onboard. You can book the whole table for your gang, or just a few seats, and the table itself can be in a private space, by the kitchen, or in the center of the main dining room. Since these meals usually include wine pairings, a chef's table meal is more expensive than, say, a night at the specialty steakhouse, but they are so intimate that they may seem well worth the splurge. Intrigued by the concept? Here are our five favorite shipboard chef’s tables.