Oceania Cruises detailed new culinary offerings. The line is introducing a “by the bottle” wine package, a new food and wine pairing menu for La Reserve by Wine Spectator and a visiting chef program for Insignia’s world cruise.
Guests can now participate in a new “Wine by the Bottle Package” available across the Oceania Cruises fleet. Over 50 bottles selected by the line’s master sommeliers include a selection of whites, reds, champagnes and sparkling wines. The Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Rodney Strong Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc and Domaine Saint-Roch Vin de Pays are among the many values on the extensive list. The package is priced at $42.50 per bottle, including gratuities, when guests select seven or more bottles. The list includes exclusive wines otherwise not available in the restaurants onboard and varies by ship and itinerary, with regional wines added on many voyages.
Oceania Cruises introduced the “Odyssey Menu” for the La Reserve by Wine Spectator tasting room onboard Marina and Riviera. This experience includes seven gourmet courses paired with wines from around the world. Highlights of the new Odyssey Menu include Maine lobster cassolette with tarragon and sea urchin bisque paired with Mer Soleil Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands in California. Another pairing features portobello mushroom risotto with smoked ricotta and black truffle accompanied by the Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Il Bruciato from Bolgheri, Italy. The option is limited to 24 guests, and reservations are required.
For the upcoming Around the World in 180 Days voyage departing January 2015, Oceania Cruises’ Insignia will include a number of guest chefs, including chef Olivier Desaintmartin of Philadelphia’s French bistro Caribou Café and Jean-Louis Dumonet, executive chef of The Union Club in New York City and president of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Guests will have the opportunity to attend cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions, as well as other exclusive culinary events. In addition, the Grand Dining Room will spotlight a special signature dish by each chef.
For more information, visit www.OceaniaCruises.com.