Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, is unveiling new dinner menus that are the most expansive and diverse at sea. The menus feature an incredible spectrum of world flavors as well as an all-new Executive Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing, available every evening and featuring the chef’s selection of exquisite dishes specifically curated for their complementary and contrasting flavors. Another stand-out attraction of the menus are the new “Global Cuisine” dishes each evening – these are bolder and more adventurous ethnic dishes – for the traveler with a spirit for spice.
“These spectacular new menus exemplify our commitment to culinary excellence and offering our guests not just the finest cuisine at sea, but diverse dining choices that surprise and delight the palate,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.
The Ultimate in Dining Choice, Flexibility, and Customization at Sea
Each evening in the Grand Dining Room, guests will be treated to more than two dozen dishes to choose from – six appetizers, three soups, four salads, nine main courses, and nine side dishes. Every menu incorporates our acclaimed and imaginative vegetarian dishes along with our Canyon Ranch Balanced Selections that follow their mantra for indulgent, yet healthy living. All in all, the menus comprise more than 800 dishes.
Not only are there more choices, the new menus offer guests the ultimate in flexibility and customization. They may choose as many, or few courses as they wish along with their side dishes and all accompaniments which are ordered a la carte. Diners may just as easily comprise a meal of appetizers and side dishes as they may run the menu or order one of our paired tasting menus.
Hundreds of New Dishes Accompany Time-Honored Favorites
Travelers sailing for the first time with Oceania Cruises or the 50th, will delight at the diversity of selections with fresh and bold flavors, in addition to classic dishes that have been favorites ashore and at sea, for years or decades.
“The new Grand Dining Room dinner menus are truly the most creative and varied that you will find at sea. I’m so tremendously proud of our entire culinary team as every member had a hand in the crafting of these amazing creations,” stated Franck Garanger, Corporate Executive Chef for Oceania Cruises.
Scintillating new additions such as herb-crusted cornish hen diavolo, Palermo-style grilled swordfish, smoked ricotta risotto, and Paul Bocuse’s Alaskan halibut Viennoise, accompany time-honored favorites such as Jacques Pepin’s quartet of beef bourginon, salmon supreme, steak frittes, and herb-crusted rotisserie chicken. Other classics being reprised include involtini di melanzane alla parmigiana, traditional coq au vin, golden-friend wiener schnitzel, and dover sole meuniere.
Perfect Pairings for a Perfect Evening
Guests looking for a more adventurous dining experience, to create a special evening, or just something with a healthy bend, will want to experience one of our three new tasting menus. Reflecting Oceania Cruises’ globe-trotting adventures, the new menus feature a Global Cuisine tasting every evening that focuses on a particular region, specific country, or particular cooking style – Asia, France, Cuba, India, United States, Spain, Thailand, Morocco, Polynesian, Greek, South America, and Japan. For those seeking a healthy-giving choice, Balanced Selection offers up four courses of mouth-watering lighter offerings. The Food & Wine Pairing menu offers up four courses selected by our master chefs which are expertly paired with four different wines selected by our head sommelier to present a perfectly-paired gourmet tasting menu each evening.
These new menus are currently available onboard Riviera and will be introduced aboard Sirena in May, Insignia in June, Nautica and Marina in July, and Regatta in August.