Cunard has announced an exclusive partnership with two Michelin-starred chef, Michel Roux.
Michel Roux will be working alongside Cunard’s culinary development chefs to create an exclusive gala menu for new ship Queen Anne’s Queens Grill restaurant and a new menu for Queen Anne’s pub, the Golden Lion.
The new menu, currently in development, will feature a selection of refined pub favourites, reimagined by chef Michel. It will launch on board Queen Anne in May 2024, before being rolled out to the existing fleet later in the year.
New dining venues
Cunard has also revealed four additional dining experiences that will be available on Queen Anne – Aji Wa, Aranya, Sir Samuels, and Tramonto – which will offer guests more choice than ever before.
Three of these original venues aboard the luxury cruise line’s newest ship will be alternative evening dining options, available as a supplement, complementing the inclusive fare options offered for lunch or dinner in Tramonto and the Golden Lion pub.
A brand-new concept for Cunard, Aji Wa will feature creative Japanese cuisine influenced by the seasons of the year, featuring sushi and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, with an additional option to participate in a special Omikase “chef’s choice” tasting menu in the evening.
In another new taste direction for Cunard, Aranya takes guests on a journey through the rich spice flavours of India with menus curated by experts in their field. It’s a multi-sensory experience, from the vibrancy of the flavours to the luxurious interiors which includes stunning floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure magnificent views while dining.
The epitome of a high-end steakhouse, Sir Samuels will showcase the very best of British and Australian beef and seafood, complemented by an exceptional wine programme. Selected for their provenance, steaks here will be of the foremost quality seared to perfection. Alongside a vast array of beef options, there will also be a wide range of fish and seafood dishes. All the produce has been sourced responsibly to bring the freshest flavours to the table.
Tramonto will transport guests to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, with a menu full of fresh flavours and an opportunity for guests to dine al-fresco while watching the sun set on a warm summer evening.
Guests will also have exclusive use of dining appropriate to their stateroom type, from the grand two-tiered Britannia restaurant, the largest Britannia Club restaurant in the fleet, to the opulent settings of Princess Grill and Queens Grill dining.
Angus Struthers, Acting Senior Vice President, Cunard, said: “We’re excited to share a flavour of what will be served on board Queen Anne in 2024. Cunard is renowned for high-quality dining options, and we’re delighted to be working with the very best chefs, at the top of their different culinary fields to offer such a wide range of dining options to our guests. From embracing the best of Japan in our new sushi and sake bar to dining al-fresco in Tramonto or enjoying a pub meal in the Golden Lion, there really will be something for everyone.”
Michel Roux added: “It is an absolute privilege to be working with Cunard’s hugely talented and passionate culinary development chefs as we countdown to the launch of their newest ship Queen Anne. For me, there is no better recipe than blending high quality ingredients with elegant execution to create unforgettable experiences for diners, and I am incredibly excited to showcase our elevated, reimagined pub classics to Cunard guests very soon.”
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The Golden Lion
Designed to be a cosy and inviting modern British pub, The Golden Lion is a popular destination aboard every Cunard ship, from its traditional pub decor to its specially brewed beers, it is a comfortable and familiar space for guests to enjoy. For Cunard, the Golden Lion on the new Queen Anne is an opportunity to redefine the dining experience, serving quintessential pub fare reimagined.
ABOUT MICHEL ROUX:
Legendary chef Michel Roux is the two Michelin-starred chef Patron at Le Gavroche. During a career spanning over 40 years, he has opened multiple restaurants including Roux at Parliament Square and worked as a consultant for two restaurants at The Langham, including The Wigmore. After deciding to follow in his father Albert Roux OBE’s footsteps, Michel left school and went straight into the first of several apprenticeships, working with maître pâtissier Henri Hellegouarch in Paris. He was then commis de cuisine at Alain Chapel’s signature restaurant Mionay, who he cites as his biggest influence. He also worked at Boucherie Lamartineane and Charcuterie Mothu in Paris and the Gavers Restaurant in London.
Cunard is a luxury British cruise line, renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the world. Cunard has been a leading operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic, since 1840, celebrating an incredible 183 years of operation. A pioneer in transatlantic journeys for generations, Cunard is world class. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected entertainment and outstanding service. From five-star restaurants and in-suite dining to inspiring guest speakers, the library and film screenings, every detail has been meticulously crafted to make the experience unforgettable. Destinations include Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East and Australia.
There are currently three Cunard ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria and a fourth ship, Queen Anne, will be entering service in early 2024. This investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally and will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.
Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton and has been owned since 1998 by Carnival Corporation & plc. www.cunard.com.