Courtesy of Deborah Jones
Seabourn recently announced the creation of a partnership with world-renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller, the culinary genius behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants – The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon. Bringing his award-winning French and American cuisine to the ultra-luxury cruise line, Chef Keller will be developing an array of dishes, ranging from appetizers to entrees to desserts for dining venues aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest. Guests will be able to experience and taste these mouth-watering dishes beginning Fall of 2015. Seabourn and Chef Keller will also introduce a new signature restaurant to be revealed in the Spring of 2016 on Seabourn Quest before being rolled out to the entire fleet including Seabourn’s two newest ships, the Seabourn Encore arriving in 2016 and then Seabourn Ovation being launched in 2018.
“There is really no chef more accomplished or held in higher esteem than Chef Keller, and we are both honored and delighted to have a restaurateur of his stature take our onboard culinary offerings to an even higher level” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “His culinary talent and sophisticated cuisine are beyond compare and the perfect match for our guests. We have no doubt our guests will be as excited as we are to taste and enjoy Chef Keller’s dishes on our ships”
Keller is the only American chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide, has received countless accolades across North America and has also authored 5 cookbooks.
Originally published in Dream Voyages Fall 2015 issue.