Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced their first ever ‘Festival of Food & Wine’ on board flagship Queen Mary 2. What excites us is that includes Chef Michel Roux Jr a friend of ours and a heck of a great cook.
The seven-night Transatlantic Crossing, which departs Southampton, England on June 7 and arrives in New York on June 14, 2020, will bring together some of the most leading officials in the food and wine industry, including legendary chef Michel Roux Jr.
Michel Roux Jr. is the owner of one of the UK’s finest Michelin-starred French cuisine restaurants, Le Gavroche. While onboard, he will indulge guests in a feast of the senses with a series of hosted dinners in The Verandah restaurant as well as a three-course signature gala meal in the Britannia Grill. He will be joined by Le Gavroche Executive Chef, Rachel Humphrey, as they hold cooking demonstrations and a Q&A during the voyage.
“Following on from the success of Voyage du Vin last year, we are delighted to be expanding the concept on board Queen Mary 2 in June 2020,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “Guests will be able to indulge their taste buds as they sample delicious wines and meals prepared by one of the world’s leading Michelin-starred chefs, Michel Roux Jr.”
Michel Roux Jr. said, “I am thrilled to be joining Cunard on the first ever Food & Wine voyage on their flagship Queen Mary 2, alongside various experts in their fields. For the first time ever, I will be taking Le Gavroche to sea – offering spectacular meals for guests to enjoy across the week. This will be a very special voyage, and I can’t wait to get on board.”
In addition, award-winning wine writer and columnist Will Lyons, Food Editor Lisa Markwell and celebrated wine critic Steven Spurrier will be offering their valuable insight and knowledge on the food and wine industry. While onboard, guests will be able to further indulge in the atmosphere by joining the Cunard Wine Academy and gaining a WSET Level 1 award during the crossing, a recognized qualification by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.