A new concept French Bistro style speciality restaurant will be developed for Princess Cruises in partnership with widely acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut, the cruise line announced this week.
To appear on the line’s next new ship Majestic Princess – which sets sail in April 2017 – the concept will be entitled “La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut”.
The menu will feature modern twists on authentic French cuisine, largely inspired by the bistro menu at the chef’s own award-winning restaurant Flocons de Sel, which is located in the French Alps town of Megève. A variety of new dishes will also be designed by Renaut for the eatery. La Mer will reflect a contemporary Parisian bistro in terms of its look, situated in the ship’s central atrium, elevated with floor-to-ceiling windows offering sea views.
A single cover charge will be levied to guests opting to partake in La Mer, however the actual amount is yet to be determined. While the restaurant itself will be open for dinner only, guests will also enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch options prepared by the Princess culinary team.
Chef Renaut will be the second Michelin-starred chef to lead the development of a specialty dining venue on the ship, joining Chinese culinary identity Richard Chen.
The 3,600-guest Majestic Princess will sail year-round in Shanghai and will be the third of five Royal-class ships in the Princess Cruises fleet, preceded by Royal Princess and Regal Princess. Two more identical ships are currently in various stages of pre-construction and due to be delivered in 2019 and 2020.