A sweeping re-inspiration of Oceania Cruises’ Grand Dining Room menus create the ultimate, on-sea fine dining experience
Oceania Cruises is unveiling new dinner menus that are the most expansive and diverse currently at sea. The menus feature an incredible spectrum of world flavours as well as an all-new Executive Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing, available every evening and featuring the chef’s selection of exquisite dishes specifically curated for their complementary and contrasting flavours. Another stand-out attraction of the menus are the new “Global Cuisine” dishes each evening, which are bolder and more adventurous dishes for the traveller with a hankering for spice.
Each evening in the Grand Dining Room, guests will be treated to more than two dozen dishes to choose from – six appetisers, three soups, four salads, nine main courses, and nine side dishes. Every menu incorporates acclaimed and imaginative vegetarian dishes along with Canyon Ranch Balanced Selections that follow their mantra for indulgent, yet healthy living. All in all, the menus comprise more than 800 dishes.
The new menus also offer guests the ultimate in flexibility and customisation. They may choose as many, or few courses as they wish along with their side dishes and all accompaniments which are ordered a la carte. Diners may just as easily comprise a meal of appetisers and side dishes as they may run the menu or order one of our paired tasting menus.
New dish additions such as herb-crusted cornish hen diavolo, Palermo-style grilled swordfish, smoked ricotta risotto, and Paul Bocuse’s Alaskan halibut Viennoise, accompany time-honoured favourites such as Jacques Pepin’s quartet of beef bourginon, salmon supreme,steak frittes, and herb-crusted rotisserie chicken. Other classics being reprised includeinvoltini di melanzane alla parmigiana, traditional coq au vin, golden-friend wiener schnitzel, and dover sole meuniere.
Guests looking for a more adventurous dining experience, to create a special evening, or just something with a healthy bend, will want to experience one of the three new tasting menus. Reflecting Oceania Cruises’ globe-trotting adventures, the new menus feature a Global Cuisine tasting every evening that focuses on a particular region, specific country, or particular cooking style – Asia, France, Cuba, India, United States, Spain, Thailand, Morocco, Polynesian, Greek, South America, and Japan.
For those seeking a healthy-giving choice, Balanced Selection offers up four courses of mouth-watering, lighter offerings. The Food & Wine Pairing menu offers up four courses selected by master chefs, which are expertly paired with four different wines selected by the head sommelier to present a perfectly-paired gourmet tasting menu each evening.
These new menus are currently available onboard Riviera and will be introduced aboard Sirena in May, Insignia in June, Nautica and Marina in July, and Regatta in August.