Last updated: 01:29 PM ET, Mon November 02 2015

New Gastropub Joins Crown Princess’ Wheelhouse Bar

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Princess Cruises | Jason Leppert | November 02, 2015

New Gastropub Joins Crown Princess’ Wheelhouse Bar

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Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess just got a bit more tasty with the introduction of a new dining option onboard. The Salty Dog Gastropub is now featured nightly within the ship’s refreshed Wheelhouse Bar with pub food and craft brews, whiskeys, wines and cocktails to wash it all down with.

The new dining concept was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Ernesto Uchimura, former executive chef of Umami Burger and current chef of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar in Los Angeles. Chef Uchimura said, “A gastropub at sea is an innovative concept, and it inspired me to get creative in the galley. The Salty Dog Gastropub’s menu will not only satisfy comfort food cravings but also offer guests new pub food flavors and tastes perfectly paired with a craft beer or fine whiskey.” 

Small plate choices include Pale Ale Pork Cheeks, Spicy Stout Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Sauté, Lobster Mac & Cheese and “The Ernesto” signature burger made with a rib eye and short rib beef patty, grilled pork belly, caramelized kimchi, beer battered jalapeño, charred onion aioli and cave-aged gruyere cheese. There is a $19 per guest food surcharge.

Also new to the Wheelhouse Bar is an extensive international whiskey bar menu. Featured libations include Johnny Walker Blue, Bakery Hill Classic (Australia), Connemara Whiskey Irish Cask (Ireland), Hakushu 12 year (Japan) and a daily flight option.

"The Salty Dog Gastropub is an enticing addition to our onboard culinary offerings and brings yet another unique dining option to our guests,” said Rai Caluori, executive vice president of guest experience for Princess Cruises. “Chef Uchimura’s signature burger is sure to be savored, along with pub favorites reinvented for a more upscale dining experience.” 

The Salty Dog Gastropub and whiskey menu will additionally launch aboard the Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess in mid-December, and the whiskey menu will also be introduced on the Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess, Diamond Princess and Golden Princess by the end of 2015 and fleet-wide, save for the Pacific Princess, by summer 2016.

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