November 2 2016  |  Catering

Emmanuel Renaut to develop menu for Princess China ship

By Rick Lundstrom

Princess Cruises announced today a partnership with three-Michelin star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to develop the cruise line’s next specialty restaurant concept.Le Mer, A French Bistro aboard the Majestic Princess

“La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut” will debut aboard Majestic Princess in April 2017, the cruise line’s newest ship tailored for the China market.

Emmanuel Renaut is Executive Chef of three Michelin star restaurant Flocons de Sel, located in the French Alps village of Megève. Flocons de Sel was awarded its third Michelin star in 2012. Before establishing the restaurant in 1998, Renaut cooked in the Hotel de Crillon, Claridge’s and three-Michelin star Auberge de l’Eridan as sous chef to the celebrated Marc Veyrat.

Offering an authentic yet updated Parisian bistro experience at La Mer, Renaut is crafting a fine dining dinner menu that includes both favorites from his Flocons Bistro menu, as well as new concepts developed for La Mer. This specialty dinner experience will include a nominal cover charge. In addition, La Mer will offer complimentary lunch and breakfast options created by the Princess culinary teams.

“What I like most about my job is that dining experiences touch people’s emotions,” said Chef Renaut. “I've worked enthusiastically to design delicate and flavorful dishes and I'm really proud that the dinner menu I created will be served in the elegant and relaxed environment of La Mer. I am excited to bring a new, authentic French bistro dining experience to Majestic Princess."

Located in the atrium onboard Majestic Princess, La Mer has been designed by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI). This unique space combines French style and authentic Parisian details with breathtaking sea views through floor to ceiling windows, and offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the activity and entertainment from the atrium Piazza below.

Departing April 4, 2017, the 143,000-ton Majestic Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage, a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise roundtrip from Rome with stops in Kotor and Corfu. A repositioning voyage will depart Rome May 21, 2017, visiting Dubai and Singapore before arriving in Shanghai, her new home. Majestic Princess will begin her first cruise from its homeport in Shanghai on July 11, 2017, carrying 3,560 guests to a variety of destinations in Japan and Korea.

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