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On Tuesday, Princess Cruises announced a partnership with three-Michelin star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to develop the cruise line's new specialty restaurant.
The restaurant will be dubbed “La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut” and will debut aboard Majestic Princess in April 2017. The new partnership with Renaut also comes on the heels of another relationship with another Michelin star Chef Richard Chen.
The combination of Renaut and Chen inspired restaurants on the Majestic Princess will make it the only cruise ship that offers two specialty dinner menus designed by Michelin star chefs serving the Chinese market.
“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,” Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz said in a statement.
The La Mer restaurant will create a fine dining dinner menu featuring authentic French cuisine. In addition, the facility will offer complimentary lunch and breakfast options created by the Princess culinary teams.
It will be located in the lively atrium onboard Majestic Princess, and the architecture of the facility was designed with French style and authentic Parisian details in mind. Add in sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and this is a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
“What I like most about my job is that dining experiences touch people's emotions,” Chef Renaut said in a statement. “I've worked enthusiastically to design delicate and flavorful 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.”