7 - 14 June 2020, Queen Mary 2.
A tempting array of cooking demonstrations, wine pairings and events will be on offer throughout this unique voyage and we’ll be joined by a variety of food and wine experts to host talks, tastings and Q&A’s about all things gastronomical.
Special guest speakers on this crossing include Michel Roux Jr, legendary chef specialising in classic French cuisine but with a slightly lighter, more modern twist; Steven Spurrier, wine consultant, writer and former merchant, who will delight with stories of his life in wine and the historic Judgement of Paris; award winning wine writer and Sunday Times columnist Will Lyons; and Sunday Times Food Editor, Lisa Markwell.
In addition, Cunard’s own talented Cunard chefs, sommeliers and mixologists will be very much involved sharing their expertise and offering a fascinating glimpse behind-the-scenes of what it takes to curate Cunard’s exquisite menus.
And for those that want to come away with even more, there’s the chance to join the Cunard Wine Academy while on board to gain the WSET* Level 1 Award. This is a recognised qualification for those new to the wonderful world of wine. (*Wine & Spirit Education Trust).
This voyage promises to be a delight for food and drink lovers everywhere.
Special guests on board.
Michel Roux Jr.
After deciding to follow in his father Albert Roux OBE's footsteps, Michel left school at 16 for the first of several apprenticeships at Maître Patissier, Hellegouarche in Paris. He was then Commis de Cuisine at Alain Chapel’s signature restaurant at Mionay, which he cites as his biggest influence. He also worked at Boucherie Lamartine and Charcuterie Mothu in Paris, and the Gavers Restaurant in London.
Steven is also the director of The Christie’s Wine Course, which he founded with Christie's Education in 1982, wine consultant to Singapore Airlines, and consultant editor to Decanter, as well as having written a series of successful books of his own.