Nightly dining on luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises, particularly in its flagship main dining room ‘Compass Rose’ has been significantly revamped, with the brand today unveiling a huge new menu, new preparation methods, accompaniments and beverage selections.
The main restaurant on Regent’s four ships Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Navigator and its newest – Seven Seas Explorer, which debuted in July 2016 – will now offer a fully customisable menu which will allow guests to design their own meals exactly how they like them, right down to the finest of details.
In a two-pronged format, travellers have more than a dozen meat (New York strip steak, filet mignon, lamb chops and veal medallions) and seafood (lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and dover sole) items on one side of the menu, which can be prepared and cooked to taste, whether grilled, baked, broiled, poached, or roasted. A huge range of sauces is also available, including madeira-truffle, creamy herb, hollandaise, green peppercorn and hickory barbeque.
The next step sees guests choose their sides, with the selection including from lyonnaise potatoes, potato gratin and sweet potato fries, sautéed spinach, brussel sprouts and green asparagus, plus many more.
On the other side of the menu will be a daily selection of special dishes designed that day by the ship’s executive chef, consisting of a number of entrees, pasta dishes and mains. Some of the popular options which featured during testing of the new concept included cornish hen, veal medallions oscar, braised turbot fillet, roasted duck Beijing style and seared mahi mahi.
To cap things off, a completely separate dessert menu – itself also revamped – has also been expanded to now include dozens of international cheeses, hand-made ice cream and sorbet flavours, pastries, cakes, crumbles and soufflés. Some examples you’ll find here will include Tanzanian chocolate cake, almond croquant, bananas foster and Viennese apple strudel. Cheeses will be served alongside a glass of port wine (if desired), crackers and French bread.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises senior director of culinary Bernhard Klotz said that previously, the chefs on each ship were able to cater to a guest’s particular preferences with advance notice but under the new format, this was no longer necessary.
“The new Compass Rose menu is so encompassing and customisable that guests with special dining requests no longer need to make them in advance, our chefs can prepare whatever their heart’s desire a la minute,” Klotz said.
A multi-course degustation will also be on the nightly menu, further boosting the selection in Compass Rose. The new fully customisable format will be in place by the end of this week.