Princess Cruises today announced a partnership with three-Michelin star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to develop the cruise line's next specialty restaurant concept: "La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut" which will debut aboard the China-bound Majestic Princess in April 2017.
Followed by the partnership announcement with another Michelin star Chef Richard Chen, serving his interpretation of classic Cantonese dishes at Harmony, Majestic Princess will be the only cruise ship that offers two specialty dinner menus designed by Michelin star chefs at sea in China, according to Princess.
Emmanuel Renaut is the Executive Chef of three Michelin star restaurant "Flocons de Sel," located in Megève. Flocons de Sel was awarded its third Michelin star in 2012, having earned its first Michelin star in 2004 and a second in 2006.
"Adding Chef Renaut, another Michelin star chef, to Majestic Princess elevates the dining experience to an even higher level and reinforces our leading position as the best cruise line for foodies," said Jan Swartz, president, Princess.
Offering an "authentic yet updated Parisian bistro experience at La Mer, Chef Renaut is crafting a dining dinner menu featuring authentic French cuisine made unique with his modern twists – including both favorites from his Flocons Bistrot menu, as well as new concepts developed for La Mer," said a said a statement from Princess.
The dinner experience will include a (to-be-determined) nominal cover charge. In addition, La Mer will offer complimentary lunch and breakfast options created by the Princess culinary team.
"What I like most about my job is that dining experiences touch people's emotions," said Chef Renaut. "I've worked enthusiastically to design delicate and flavorful dishes and I'm really proud that the dinner menu I created will be served in the elegant and relaxed environment of La Mer. I am excited to bring a new, authentic French bistro dining experience to Majestic Princess."