Regent Adds Pan-Asian Restaurant to New Ship
PHOTO: This rendering shows the new Pan-Asian restaurant planned for the Seven Seas Explorer. (Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will feature a new Pan-Asian specialty restaurant called Pacific Rim on the new Seven Seas Explorer, due out in July 2016. There will be no cover charge, but reservations will be recommended.
The menu will feature the diverse cuisines found throughout Asia. First courses include a tempura-crusted soft shell crab with green chili aioli, a caramelized cassia-braised pork belly topped with grilled diver scallops, and a seaweed and wakame salad with a black pepper soy and onion dressing.
Entrées will include a tempura battered Canadian lobster, miso-spiced black cod wrapped in hoba leaf, and grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops. And for dessert? Think banana and green tea cake served with coconut ice cream.
Designed by architectural firm RTKL, the architectural and interior design is Asian fusion. The restaurant lobby will feature a Tibetan prayer wheel, a large floor-to-ceiling cylindrical sculpture with decorative panels embossed with wishes for good fortune. The entry is flanked by doors reminiscent of an Asian temple.
The room will have black midcentury metal-and-wood tables surrounded by banquette seating upholstered in leather. Each seating alcove features an ornate brass lamp with a chinoiserie toile fabric shade. The room will have intimate spaces created by floor-to-ceiling partitions formed by traditional Japanese rain chains suspended from frames and Chinese screens.
The 56,000-ton, 750-guest Seven Seas Explorer is scheduled to depart on its maiden voyage July 20, 2016, with a 14-night cruise from Monte Carlo to Venice. The ship will remain in Europe for the summer before making its North American debut in December.
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