Cunard set to bring back Le Gavroche at sea in extended partnership with two Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux
4 January 2024 [Southampton, UK]
The esteemed chef, who will close the popular Mayfair venue this month, will oversee four Le Gavroche residencies across four exciting Fjords voyages in 2024.
The exclusive series will be delivered in partnership with the Norwegian Seafood Council and begins with Le Gavroche at The Verandah aboard Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 for her sailing to Hardangerfjord on 2 June.
The five-night residency – which will be an additional charge for guests – will cater for 60 diners each evening, showcasing a beautiful variety of Michel’s signature seafood specialities and elevated culinary classics.
Guests will be treated to a five-course tasting menu infused with all the flavours of the sea, elegantly finessed using the very best produce.
Michel will then host a second residency aboard Queen Mary 2 for her Hamburg roundtrip Fjords voyage on 4 August.
That same month, Michel will deliver another intimate, five-night takeover with Le Gavroche at Sir Samuels on board Cunard’s newest ship Queen Anne as she departs for Stavanger in Norway on 11 August. This exclusive dining experience will cater for 50 guests each night.
The Le Gavroche custodian will complete his quartet of takeovers with a further Norwegian residency on Queen Anne on 1 September as she sails to Haugesund.
During these voyages, Michel will also appear as an Insight Speaker in the Royal Court Theatre, regaling guests with stories from his illustrious 40-plus-year career in the hospitality industry.
The news follows August’s announcement that Michel will be creating an exclusive gala menu for Queen Anne’s Queens Grill and Princess Grill restaurants, as well as a new Golden Lion menu full of refined pub favourites for Cunard’s newest ship.
Katie McAlister, President of Cunard, said: “We are incredibly honoured to exclusively host Le Gavroche at sea and continue our exciting partnership with Michel Roux. Just as Michel sets the bar for fine dining, we at Cunard set the bar for luxury ocean travel, and his innovative approach to celebrating traditional Norwegian cuisine perfectly aligns with our dedication to offering guests unforgettable and culturally rich experiences.”
Michel Roux added: “It is an absolute privilege to bring Le Gavroche to Cunard’s Queens, reuniting with their hugely talented and passionate culinary development chefs as we strive to create menus inspired by the treasures of Norwegian cuisine. The culinary heritage of Norway is a tapestry of flavours, and together with Cunard, I look forward to weaving these elements into an extraordinary dining experience at Sir Samuel’s and The Verandah. My ongoing partnership with the Norwegian Seafood Council allows us to ensure every dish tells a story of the nation’s natural beauty.”
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