Seabourn Cruise Line has announced that it has partnered up with internationally-acclaimed American chef Thomas Keller. The restauranteur behind Michelin-starred The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon will develop dishes and a new dining venue for the luxury cruise line.
Starting in early fall 2015, Thomas Keller will introduce his American and French cuisine to multiple dining venues aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest. The appetizer, entree and dessert dishes will meet with his exact cooking specifications and high quality ingredients. He will also advise on the line’s culinary operations in general.
“There is really no chef more accomplished or held in higher esteem than Chef Keller, and we are both honored and delighted to have a restaurateur of his stature take our onboard culinary offerings to an even higher level,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “His culinary talent and sophisticated cuisine are beyond compare and the perfect match for our guests. We have no doubt our guests will be as excited as we are to taste and enjoy Chef Keller’s dishes on our ships.”
Plus, Thomas Keller and Seabourn will introduce a new signature restaurant to be introduced next spring on Seabourn Quest. The new dining venue will then rollout across the fleet and be included onboard the upcoming Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation as they are launched in late 2016 and early spring 2018 respectively.
“There’s an inherent alignment of our philosophies, which makes our collaboration with Seabourn an exciting new opportunity for our restaurant group. We look forward to sharing our best practices and repertoire with Seabourn’s outstanding culinary team,” said Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.
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