Princess Cruises Debuts SHARE by Curtis Stone2016-02-02
Award-Winning Chef Curtis Stone Introduces First Restaurant at Sea Inspired by the Joy of Coming Together with Shared Plates and Charming Setting to Create Lasting Memories
Princess Cruises celebrated the grand opening of SHARE by Curtis Stone, the award-winning chef’s first restaurant at sea aboard Ruby Princess. SHARE offers an exclusive specialty cruise dining experience for guests with a menu of signature dishes imagined for sharing, in an environment designed for conversing and creating memories. SHARE is now available exclusively to Princess Cruises guests aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess, and soon will debut aboard Sun Princess in Stone’s native Australia in April 2016.
Previously announced, this exclusive partnership with Chef Stone adds to the line’s $450 million multi-year product innovation and cruise ship renovation “Come Back New Promise” campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. The partnership includes “Crafted by Curtis” menu items available in the main dining rooms fleetwide while Curtis Stone’s Chef’s Table experience will debut in SHARE venues in spring 2016.
The SHARE dining experience encourages connecting with family, friends and other cruisers by offering intriguing dishes served family style. Designed by Chef Stone, the menu features dishes such as a Charcuterie starter course; Butter Poached Lobster with Caramelized Endive; Twice Cooked Duck Leg with Fennel, Bacon jus and Parmesan Crumb; Tagliatelle with Roasted Alaskan Crab, Chili and Parsley; and Potato Gratin with Truffles and Cream.
SHARE by Curtis Stone offers a communal table to allow diners to share a freshly prepared meal in the company of friends and family.
“I’m incredibly proud of SHARE. We’ve had a lot of time to prepare and be creative, and Princess has been the ultimate partner to work in helping us bring this exciting new restaurant offering to fruition,” said Chef Stone. “My Corporate Chef, Christian Dortch, who worked closely with me at my restaurant in Los Angeles, is now cooking and managing the SHARE kitchens onboard various ships, so I have an amazingly talented and passionate team that extends from land to sea.”
A signature feature of SHARE is a communal table designed to encourage the sharing of a freshly prepared meal in the company of friends and family and illuminated by hand blown glass pendants etched with inspiring phrases casting an intimate glow and creating a warm and welcoming experience. Elements not often seen in cruise ship restaurant interiors add to the comfortable atmosphere – low-backed banquettes, beautifully upholstered in luxe Chesterfield tufted leather and decorative curios from Chef Stone’s own collection including photographs and travel souvenirs make guests feel even more at home.
Two of the main dishes on the SHARE by Curtis Stone menu include Twice Cooked Duck with fennel, bacon jus and
parmesan crust and Butter Poached Lobster with Caramelized Endive.