Exclusive Dining Experience Allows Guests to Create Lifelong Memories Over a Shared Meal
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 /CNW/ -- Princess Cruises unveiled SHARE by Curtis Stone, his first restaurant at sea, last night at an event in Los Angeles. SHARE offers an exclusive specialty dining experience for guests with a menu of signature dishes imagined for sharing, in an environment designed for conversing and creating memories. SHARE is scheduled to debut aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess this December.
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Previously announced, this exclusive partnership with Chef Stone adds to the line's "come back new" brand promise, designed to elevate the onboard guest experience by introducing new culinary offerings dedicated to fresh, flavorful cuisine aboard all ships. As part of the partnership, "Crafted by Curtis" menu items offered in the main dining rooms will debut aboard Golden Princess in the fall and roll out fleet-wide through the end of 2015. Curtis Stone's Chef's Table experience will debut in early 2016.
The SHARE dining experience encourages connecting with family, friends and other cruisers by offering intriguing dishes served family style. Designed by Chef Stone, the menu features dishes such as a Charcuterie starter course; Butter Roasted Lobster with Caramelized Endive and Endive Foam; Twice Cooked Duck Leg with Fennel, Bacon jus and Parmesan Crumb; Tagliatelle with Roasted Alaskan Crab, Chili and Parsley; and Dark Chocolate Cremeux with Toasted Hazelnut Feuilletine and Burnt Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Working closely with Chef Stone and Princess Cruises, world-renowned hospitality designer Jeffrey Beers International has developed a dining ambiance that is a reflection of Chef Stone's creative vision and stems from his own childhood mealtime experiences, which were as much about family, community and connection as they were about the food itself. By creating a restaurant with a comfortable, homey atmosphere, the design allows for the important things in life to take center stage – people, and the activity of creating shared moments with one another over a delicious meal.
A signature feature of SHARE is a communal table designed to encourage the sharing of a freshly prepared meal in the company of friends and family. Hand blown glass pendants etched with some of Chef Stone's favorite recipes cast an intimate glow and create a warm and celebratory experience. Elements not often seen in cruise ship restaurant interiors add to the friendly atmosphere – low-backed banquettes, beautifully upholstered in luxe Chesterfield tufted leather and decorative curios from Chef Stone's own collection including photographs and travel souvenirs make guests feel even more at home.
"We're honored that Princess Cruises is the home of Curtis Stone's first restaurant at sea," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises President. "We know our guests will enjoy the menu Chef Stone has created for SHARE and we're sure they will also feel right at home dining in his new restaurant, just like we hope they always feel on a Princess cruise vacation. SHARE is an exciting new enhancement adding to our guest experience intended to fulfill our 'come back new' brand promise."
"It's only natural that my first restaurant at sea is named SHARE, as sharing food family-style with family and good friends is the most enjoyable way to eat," said Chef Stone. "I love the process of passing plates amongst each other and creating meaningful connections through the food and conversation. I've worked feverishly to create elegant, tasty dishes that I'm really proud to serve in a beautiful and relaxed environment, and I'm excited that SHARE is set to become a special part of people's holiday memories and experience at sea."
Following the debut of SHARE aboard Ruby Princess sailing from Los Angeles on cruises to Hawaii and Mexico and Emerald Princess sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean this December, the rollout will continue aboard Coral Princess cruising the Panama Canal in January 2016 and then Sun Princess in April 2016, which will bring Chef Stone's restaurant to his home country, Australia.
For more information about the partnership, visit www.princess.com/curtis-stone.
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About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE: CUK).
About Curtis Stone:
Internationally known, Chef Stone began his cooking career at the age of 18 in his homeland of Australia and later honed his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants in London. He has appeared on a number of top-rated cooking programs, most recently starring as a mentor on Food Network's All-Star Academy and is host of the Network's brand-new show Beach Eats, which premiered August 12. His first solo restaurant, Maude, opened in Beverly Hills, Calif. in 2014 to rave reviews from respected outlets such as Time, Travel + Leisure, Eater LA, Los Angeles Magazine, Angeleno and more. Curtis is also a New York Times bestselling author, having written six cookbooks, his most recent Good Food, Good Life. www.curtisstone.com
About Jeffrey Beers International:
JBI is a full-service design studio with an award-winning portfolio of projects spanning a variety of categories. Founded by Jeffrey Beers in 1986, JBI represents the culmination of its founder's rich artistic and cultural background, sophisticated urban sensibilities, standout design skills, and passion for hospitality. The result is a dynamic and diverse company whose team consists of architects, interior designers, painters, sculptors and graphic designers in order to bring a mix of unique perspectives to every project. www.jeffreybeers.com
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