By Published On: 20 Apr 2022

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As cruising resumes around the world, Oceania Cruises have unveiled an enhanced on board culinary offering including new menus.

Indeed, the company used the pause in cruising to reimagine the dining experience. The result elevates what was already an outstanding culinary scene. Guests can now discover evolved menus and taste sensations, not to mention new dining experiences.

“Our expert culinary team is constantly innovating to create new epicurean experiences for our guests with a gastronomic palate to discover, including one-of-a-kind culinary journeys they will treasure long after disembarking the ship.”

Steve Odell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Asia Pacific, Oceania Cruises.

Highlights of the enhanced Oceania Cruises dining scene include:

  • The Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve by Wine Spectator
  • Private Dining at Privée with new menus
  • La Reserve by Wine Spectator
  • New Culinary concepts onboard Vista
Brittany Blue Lobster in Yellow Curry Broth as served in La Reserve on Oceania Riviera.
Savour Brittany Blue Lobster in Yellow Curry Broth.

The Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve

It is arguably one of the most indulgent dining experiences at sea. Indeed, the Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve is an evening of gastronomy like no other. It offers a six-course degustation menu paired with various vintages of Dom Pérignon champagne. There’s even a highly prized Dom Pérignon rosé. As we have previously reported, the menu is exquisite. There is Brittany Blue Lobster in Yellow Curry Broth, Black Truffle Risotto, and Seared sashimi-style Wagyu Beef with Sautéed Arugula.

It’s worth noting that The Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve is a communal dining event, shared at a long timber table. Also, it is exclusive to Riviera and Marina.

Private Dining at Privée with new menus

Privée is the lavishly decorated private dining room on Riviera and Marina. With magnificent ocean views it’s the perfect place to celebrate milestone occasions at sea.

Sea Bass Fillet Baked in Puff Pastry Crust with Beurre Blanc as served in Privée.
Sea Bass Fillet Baked in Puff Pastry Crust with Beurre Blanc as served in Privée.

Now, Privée boasts a new degustation menu with delights like Sea Bass Fillet Baked in Puff Pastry Crust with Beurre Blanc as well as Raspberry Mille-Feuille prepared tableside. There is also a new Wine Pairing Menu.

The Executive Chef’s Menu has dishes like Potato Fritters with Servuga Caviar and Vodka-Lime Cream. In addition, there is Maine Lobster Ravioli with Vegetable Primavera and Basil Foam.

Of course guests can also choose from the Best of Oceania Cruises Menu, or the Best of Polo Grill and Toscana Menus.

La Reserve by Wine Spectator

When not hosting the Dom Pérignon experience, La Reserve offers an equally inspiring wine paring evening. The menu is destination inspired and the wine pairings are expertly curated. A meal in La Reserve is an unforgettable experience for any gourmet cruiser.

Sample expertly paired wines at La Reserve on Riviera and Marina.
Sample expertly paired wines at La Reserve on Riviera and Marina.

New restaurants coming to Vista

New dining experiences await when Oceania Cruises 1200-guest Vista debuts in 2023. Indeed, there will be 12 culinary venues onboard, an unprecedented number for a ship of Vista’s size.

Among the new restaurants will be Ember, a signature Oceania dining venue with an all-new menu of inventive American creations blended with time-honoured classics. There will also be the Aquamar Kitchen, dedicated to healthy eating without sacrificing tastes sensations.

For more information visit the Oceania Cruises website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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