Chef Emmanuel Renaut to create new restaurant for Princess

Chef Emmanuel Renaut to create new restaurant for Princess

Three-star Michelin chef Emmanuel Renaut is working with Princess Cruises to develop a new specialty restaurant, La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut.

La Mer will launch on the line’s latest ship, Majestic Princess, when she debuts in April 2017 and offer a Parisian bistro experience with complimentary breakfast and lunch options. The speciality dinner will include a nominal cover charge. The restaurant will be located in the ship’s atrium.

“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, Princess Cruises president.

Renaut is currently executive chef of the Flocons de Sel restaurant, which is located in the French Alps village of Megève. Before establishing the restaurant in 1998, Renaut cooked in restaurants including Claridge’s, Hotel de Crillon and Auberge de l’Eridan.

“What I like most about my job is that dining experiences touch people’s emotions,” said Renaut. “I've worked enthusiastically to design delicate and flavourful 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.”

Majestic Princess will be based permanently in China after a short Mediterranean season in April and May next year. She will be the only China-based ship that offers two speciality dinner menus designed by Michelin star chefs. Chef Richard Chen will design Cantonese dishes for the Harmony restaurant.

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