Cunard has unveiled an exclusive partnership with the two Michelin-star chef Michel Roux Jnr.
Roux will be working alongside Cunard’s culinary chefs to create menus for Queen Anne, Cunard’s next ship, including a gala menu for the Queens Grill and a menu for the Golden Lion pub.
The new concepts will be on board Queen Anne when it launches in May 2024 before being rolled out across the rest of the fleet.
At the launch, Roux also revealed that he will be on board for specific sailings with the partnership potentially including cookery demonstrations, Q&As and special shore excursions with either himself or a member of his executive team.
Angus Struthers, acting senior vice president, Cunard, said: “We’re excited to share a flavour of what will be served on board Queen Anne in 2024. Cunard is renowned for high-quality dining options, and we’re delighted to be working with the very best chefs, at the top of their different culinary fields to offer such a wide range of dining options to our guests. From embracing the best of Japan in our new sushi and sake bar to dining al-fresco in Tramonto or enjoying a pub meal in the Golden Lion, there really will be something for everyone.”
Michel Roux added: “It is an absolute privilege to be working with Cunard’s hugely talented and passionate culinary development chefs as we countdown to the launch of their newest ship Queen Anne. For me, there is no better recipe than blending high quality ingredients with elegant execution to create unforgettable experiences for diners, and I am incredibly excited to showcase our elevated, reimagined pub classics to Cunard guests very soon.”
Cunard has also revealed four additional dining experiences that will be available on Queen Anne – Aji Wa, Aranya, Sir Samuels, and Tramonto. Aji Wa will offer Japanese cuisine, Aranya will be Indian while Sir Samuels, named after the company’s founder Sir Samuel Cunard, will showcase the very best of British and Australian beef and seafood.