Last year, Holland America Line debuted a new alternative dining option exclusively aboard ms Rotterdam called “Taste of De Librije,” including the cuisine of Culinary Council member and michelin three star chef Jonnie Boer. Given its popularity and success as an alternative dining option, the line has extended the experience to ms Eurodam.
Named after Boer’s restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu showcases a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from his land-based eatery. Once per cruise the Pinnacle Grill is transformed for dinner with service staff wearing the uniform livery from De Librije, the restaurant’s table set-up is replicated and the wine list highlights a selection of labels from the Lady De Librije collection. Reservations can be made for “Taste of De Librije” for a surcharge of $69 per person including wine pairings.
The five-course menu starts with North Sea Scallops served to all diners. From there, guests can select among three appetizers, two soups, four entrees and three desserts. The dishes include oysters on the beach with micro greens; torched langoustine with green bean coulis; potato soup with lobster and chorizo; seared north sea cod with speck ham; beef tenderloin with bulgur wheat and smoked olive oil foam; deconstructed apple pie with vanilla gelato and chantilly-style cream, and rice chocolate stones with tuile and strawberries.
When guests return to their stateroom following the dining experience, they will find a gift from Jonnie Boer.
In addition to being a member of Holland America Line’s Culinary Council composed of six international chefs, Boer is chef and co-owner of Michelin-rated De Librije Restaurant and De Librije Hotel in Zwolle, Netherlands. Boer holds the Relais & Chateaux grand chef designation.
For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.