June 7-14, 2020, Queen Mary 2.
A tempting array of cooking demonstrations, wine pairings and events will be on offer throughout this unique voyage. Experts from the culinary world will host talks, tastings and Q&A’s about all things gastronomical.
We’ll be joined by Michel Roux Jr, legendary two Michelin-starred Chef Patron at Le Gavroche, along with Executive Chef Rachel Humphrey. For the first time ever, the exquisite cuisine of Le Gavroche will grace the waves with a series of evenings in The Verandah hosted by Michel Roux Jr and a menu created exclusively for this voyage.
Other special guest speakers on this crossing include 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 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 create 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, and has written a series of successful books of his own.