P&O Cruises launches Chef’s Table
P&O Cruises has introduced a new dining concept on its latest cruise ship, Pacific Pearl. Located in the ship’s Wine Room, ‘The Chef’s Table’ will offer up to three dinners on every Pacific Pearl cruise, with just 14 passengers able to reserve a seat.
Set in the bottle-lined Wine Room within the ship’s Waterfront Restaurant, the Chef’s Table will feature a specially-designed seven-course degustation menu paired with Australian wines.
Sture Myrmell, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Carnival Australia, which operates P&O Cruises, said the concept was designed to showcase the high quality of P&O Cruises’ food and wine.
“Pacific Pearl’s Wine Room is a stunning space that sits beautifully within the contemporary Waterfront Restaurant so it’s the ideal setting for the Chef’s Table,” Myrmell said.
Food and wine offerings on P&O Cruises have been totally revamped over the past two years, with all ships now offering fresh, gourmet cuisine that reflects Australian tastes along with a wine list featuring only Australian and New Zealand labels. Three of the cruise line’s fleet now also offer a ‘Salt Grill by Luke Mangan’ restaurant among their dining options.
“We are very proud of the quality and variety of cuisine on our ships, and felt the Chef’s Table would be another way to let passengers experience great food and wine during their holiday,” Myrmell said.
Priced at AU$75 (US$74) per head including wine, the three-hour Chef’s Table experience starts with pre-dinner cocktails, canap