New Restaurant Debuts on Seven Seas Explorer
A dramatic new Pan-Asian specialty restaurant, Pacific Rim, will join an array of gourmet dining options aboard the new Seven Seas Explorer. As the third specialty restaurant revealed for Regent Seven Seas Cruises new ship, Pacific Rim will feature a diverse array of Pan-Asian dishes, to be savoured in an elegantly appointed dining room, for a truly remarkable culinary experience.
“We are setting new luxury standards across the board with Seven Seas Explorer, and with our sights set on building the most luxurious ship ever, we had to create an unrivaled collection of specialty restaurants for our guests,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “The elegant Asian architectural elements found in Pacific Rim perfectly complement an exquisite menu, for a gourmet dining experience that brings to life the rich culinary traditions of Asia unlike any other at sea.”
The menu offers artfully plated Pan-Asian creations with delightful first courses highlighted by a tempura encrusted crispy soft shell crab with a touch of heat from a green chili aioli, and a succulently caramelized cassia-braised pork belly topped with perfectly grilled diver scallops; a seaweed and wakame salad drizzled with a black pepper soy and onion dressing.
After a sensational starter, guests will find delectable entrées such as tempura battered Canadian lobster with shiso leaf finished with an orange ponzu sauce and spicy mayo, a miso-spiced black cod wrapped in hoba leaf accompanied by pickled daikon and spicy den miso, and grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops, wok-fried beans, eryngii mushroom and gochujang dressing.
For dessert guests will find delicacies such as a banana and green tea cake served with coconut ice cream and matcha ganache.
The design for Pacific Rim is a perfect example of Asian fusion, taking inspirational cues from a variety of Asian cultures. In the restaurant lobby, guests encounter a modern interpretation of a Tibetan prayer wheel. The large cylindrical sculpture spans from floor to ceiling with decorative panels embossed with wishes for good fortune. The prayer wheel gives way to an entry flanked by doors reminiscent of an Asian temple. During dinner, guests are treated to incredible ocean views through windows designed in an abstract lotus shape, whilst floor-to-ceiling partitions help convey a sense of intimacy.
Seven Seas Explorer will sail its maiden voyage 20 July 2016 and spend an inaugural season in Europe before heading to Miami for a series of Caribbean voyages.