Explora Journeys partners with Michelin-star chef Mauro Uliassi

Explora Journeys partners with Michelin-star chef Mauro Uliassi

Explora Journeys

Guest chefs will be able to curate menus showcasing global cuisines at Explora I’s Anthology restaurant

Explora Journeys is partnering with Michelin-star chef Mauro Uliassi to curate a culinary experience for guests onboard Explora I during the ship’s maiden journey.

Uliassi will be the first guest chef at Anthology, one of Explora I’s 11 restaurants, and together with his team will showcase his approach to Italian cuisine during the vessel’s maiden voyage on 17 July from Southampton, UK, until the ship’s arrival on 25 September in New York. The chef has received three Michelin stars for his innovative Italian cuisine at his restaurant ’Uliassi’ in Senigallia on the Adriatic coast in Italy.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chef Uliassi onboard Explora I and offer our guests the opportunity to indulge in his truly exceptional culinary creations,” said Jason Gelineau, head of product at Explora Journeys. “Balancing contemporary techniques and creativity with a deep respect for regional culinary history, our chefs have one aim: to enhance the memories that guests take with them long after their journey has ended."

Explora I’s Anthology restaurant will allow guest chefs to curate menus in collaboration with Franck Garanger, Explora Journeys’ head of culinary, to showcase global cuisines, along with wine pairings by renowned winemakers.

"I am excited to collaborate with Explora Journeys and to bring my culinary creations to the guests onboard Explora I,” said Uliassi. “Having known the group for many years, this collaboration truly is close to my heart. It is a unique opportunity to showcase my interpretation of Italian cuisine and celebrate the beauty and sustainability of the sea. Inspired by the endless treasures of the ocean, I look forward to creating a truly multi-sensory experience for guests dining at Anthology."

The naming ceremony for Explora I will take place in Civitavecchia, Italy, on 8 July, followed by her maiden journey departing from Southampton for a 15-night sailing into Norwegian fjords and the Arctic Circle to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
05 May 2023

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