New French Restaurant Debuting on Seven Seas Explorer
Luxury cruise company Regent Seven Seas Cruises have announced a new dining concept debut on board Seven Seas Explorer; a gourmet French specialty restaurant called Chartreuse.
Featuring a classic French menu with a modern twist, Chartreuse joins Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ signature steakhouse, Prime 7, as the second of three distinct specialty restaurants aboard Seven Seas Explorer, providing guests a range of gourmet dining options as they sail upon the most luxurious ship ever built
The ambiance of Chartreuse is based on a typical Parisian fine dining restaurant. Guests are greeted by a hostess upon arrival at the restaurant through a curved paneled entryway with flooring that resembles a cobblestoned Parisian street.
Contemporary lounge chairs and embossed leather stools are assembled around tables in an intimate bar area with scalloped mosaic tiled flooring. Decorative iron sculpting throughout the bar pays a graceful and subtle homage to Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower.
In the main dining room guests are greeted by lush art-nouveau décor with a feature wall lined with sculpted Chartreuse glass surrounded by metallic and crystalline frames on one side and floor-to-ceiling windows separated by metal filigree screens on the other.
The back portion of the restaurant seamlessly transitions from a regal dining room, to a Parisian courtyard, creating the illusion of al fresco dining. Separated from the main dining area by a metal lattice screen, this stylish garden area sits upon marble flooring with gold mosaic tile inlays and is illuminated by a wall of decorative lanterns and a centerpiece crystal chandelier.
The restaurant ambiance is complemented by a menu that features dishes expertly prepared using both classic and modern techniques for a multiple course celebration of French gastronomy.
· Charolais steak tartare in a hazelnut-Dijon emulsion topped with Perlita caviar d’Aquitaine
· Roasted Cévennes rack of lamb with rosemary-mint persillade and sugar snap pea sauce
· Poached Brittany blue lobster tail glazed with caramelized lobster roe butter on a bed of Sologne white asparagus and Romanesco
· Frozen Chartreuse parfait with almond crumble
· Savarin cake made with aged Martinique rum and topped with vanilla cream
Designed as the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer will cater to guests’ gastronomic desires with three distinct specialty restaurants, a signature grand dining room and multiple other options, such as outdoor dining with incredible cuisine and fresh ocean breezes. All restaurants will feature vintage wines and premium spirits at no additional charge, and each dish will be prepared à la minute and cooked to order.
Beginning in the summer of 2016 the Chartreuse menu will extend to the rest of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, replacing Signatures on Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner, and with select dishes available at Compass Rose on Seven Seas Navigator.