New restaurants for Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises announced that Sirena – the newest member of the Oceania Cruises fleet - will feature two new speciality restaurants: Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger. Additionally, the line will transform the Grand Dining Room into Jacques Bistro for lunch, offering an exclusive menu featuring some of chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes.
Sirena will be the first ship in the Oceania Cruises fleet to offer this collection of new dining options, providing guests with new culinary indulgences to explore.
Tuscan Steak will be a completely new restaurant concept inspired by both Oceania Cruises’ traditional steak house, Polo Grill, and the line’s authentic Italian restaurant, Toscana, The menu offers steaks and seafood with a Tuscan flair served in an elegant, contemporary setting. Its menu will offer authentic favourites that celebrate the traditions of Italian dining, while continuing to offer savoury steakhouse fare.
- Bistecca alla fiorentina;
- Iberico de bellota pork chop with gaeta black olives
- Maine lobster fra diavolo
Red Ginger is the Asian-inspired restaurant currently available on Marina and Riviera. The restaurant’s décor features red crystal chandeliers, ebony wood furnishings and a collection of modern Asian artwork. The décor is a study in feng shui, and complements the restaurant’s Pan-Asian cuisine.
- Miso Glazed Sea Bass
- Lobster Pad Thai
- Salad of Spicy Roast Duck and Watermelon with Cashews, Mint and Thai Basil
Available for lunch, Jacques Bistro will transport guests to an authentic Parisian bistro in Sirena’s Grand Dining Room. Inspired by Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director and world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin’s namesake restaurant on Marina and Riviera, the bistro will offer simple and elegant French fare. As evidenced by its hand-written chalkboard displaying the day’s speciality items, Jacques Bistro will convey a comfortable and warm mid-day charm.
The menu at Jacques Bistro will be seasonal in nature, with its hot weather menu focused on grilled and short-cooked fare, and its cold weather menu featuring more sauce- and casserole-oriented dishes.
- Lemon sole fillet with seafood cream sauce
- Free-range chicken fricassee
- Braised oxtail terrine
Sirena is scheduled to enter service on 27th April 2016, with a 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice. During its inaugural season, the ship will feature a mix of classic destinations and new ports of call, including the famed beaches of Gaeta, Italy; the rainforest of Golfito, Costa Rica; and the well-preserved provincial township of La Paz, Mexico.
The recent expansion of OLife Advantage, the line’s early booking incentive programme, provides guests who book any suite or stateroom category on Sirena or any of its sister ships by 31st December 2015 with numerous complimentary amenities, including House Select Beverage Package, unlimited Internet and pre-paid gratuities.