Seven Seas Splendor will offer innovative culinary experiences that appeal to all the senses when she sets sail in February 2020. The newest Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship will elevate the cruise line’s legendary cuisine, focusing on destination dishes that bring aboard local ingredients and culinary traditions from where Seven Seas Splendor is sailing. It will also offer guests the opportunity to participate in new curated Culinary Arts Kitchen classes.
“All of the luxuries aboard Seven Seas Splendor build on the incredible success and guest favourites of her sister ship, Seven Seas Explorer,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “This approach includes her restaurants and culinary experiences, where Seven Seas Splendor will enhance and perfect new dishes, restaurant designs, culinary arts classes and Gourmet Explorer Tours that excite all the senses to provide luxury travellers with world-class meals and an unrivalled experience.”
Seven Dining Venues on Board
At the heart of Seven Seas Splendor is Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant on board. This sophisticated venue, with its exquisite chandeliers and bold Versace dinnerware, offers a multitude of choices and the option to customise almost every aspect of each meal. Savour enhanced flavours like the Chateaubriand with a delicious Red Wine Grain Mustard Sauce or entirely new dishes like the Malaysian-Style Braised Beef Short Rib with a flavourful Curry Sauce and Jasmine Rice; Paddlefish Caviar, served with Smoked Haddock Jelly and Lemon Cream; and Grilled Branzino, with Cauliflower Rice, Barley, Spinach, and Pomegranate.
This dramatic specialty restaurant features intricate architectural details, wood carvings and an immense art installation of a mythical dragon, setting the tone for the culinary journey that awaits. The Pacific Rim menu brings life to rich culinary traditions with a diverse array of delightfully prepared, Pan-Asian dishes; from a smoking presentation of Dry Ice Sashimi, the sweet and spicy medley of sauces in a re-imagined Duck Spring Roll and a new Thai Red Chicken Curry with delicious Coconut Cream and Crispy Shallots.
La Veranda (Breakfast and Lunch) and Sette Mari at La Veranda (Dinner)
Italy is always part of Seven Seas Splendor’s itinerary with Sette Mari at La Veranda. Sette Mari’s delicious dinner menu of authentic Italian specialties is inspired by family recipes handed down from generation to generation. Savour fine Tuscan wines perfectly-paired with new dishes, including a mouth-watering Spice-Crusted Tuna Steak with Braised Endive, Polenta and Salmoriglio.
Guests can start their day at La Veranda, enjoying a sumptuous breakfast while taking in the gorgeous ocean views, or savour the lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or on the shaded, open-air deck. Breakfasts include made-to-order omelettes and other specialties, while La Veranda’s lunches feature a variety of delectable selections to choose from, including hot carving stations. During lunch at La Veranda, there will be a new Destination Corner featuring local cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of the destination being sailed.
Enjoy these brilliant flavours morning, noon and night while dining at the most popular tables in the restaurant. In particular, the stunning new over-water alcove seating jets out over the ocean for an even closer connection to the sea, surrounded on three sides by inspiring, magnificent views.
Experience a distinct specialty restaurant featuring classic French fare with a modern twist. Savour new flavours to Chartreuse, like Frog Legs in Garlic Cream Sauce with Rutabaga, or relish the tender Veal Rack Loin with Caramelised Endive, Grape Chutney and the earthy tones of a Walnut Veal Jus Sauce. Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine-dining restaurant discovered during an evening stroll along the Seine or just off the Champs-Élysées.
Handsomely decorated with inspired uses of glass, metal and marble, Prime 7 personifies luxury at every turn. This intimate and elegant steakhouse exudes glamour and elevates the classic American fare to new heights. The mouth-watering prime New York strip, porterhouse and succulent filet mignon are always aged perfectly while some new dishes re-imagine the ocean’s offerings with sophistication and panache. New at Prime 7 on Seven Seas Splendor are Applewood Smoked Salmon Steak, with Asparagus, Tamarind-Whiskey Sauce; Seared Diver Scallop and Cured Pork Belly Confit with Orange Pomegranate Sauce; and Hamachi Ceviche.
Exclusive to Seven Seas Splendor, guests can enjoy a newly expanded Coffee Connection that feels like a classy metropolitan café with baristas delivering the perfect pick-me-ups along with a number of delectable bites. Designed with muted pastels and crisp whites, Coffee Connection’s elegant interior seamlessly transitions to trendy, open-air seating, with astonishing ocean views.
Dining al fresco at the Pool Grill offers the best views in any weather, whether guests are enjoying a relaxed lunch or a casual dinner. An on-deck dining experience pairs perfectly with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes, including mesmerising sunsets. Indulge in delicious regional barbecues or the freshly grilled fish of the day and refresh with the perfect milkshake and old-fashioned hand-dipped ice cream desserts.
“Whether it’s a signature favorite or new offering, our skilled and imaginative chefs on Seven Seas Splendor will ensure guests feast on extravagant cuisine bursting with unforgettable flavours served in breathtaking presentations every day and night,” said Bernhard Klotz, vice president of Food & Beverage for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“We use fresh, local produce, seafood, shellfish and artisan cheeses from international markets, and baked goods crafted from the finest imported French flour. These new dishes will launch on Seven Seas Splendor, and then soon be offered across our fleet to be enjoyed by all guests who sail with us.”
Culinary Experiences on board and on shore
Culinary Arts Kitchen
Designed as a specialised facility with 18 individual cooking stations, the Culinary Arts Kitchen onboard Seven Seas Splendor offers 20 new culinary classes for guests to learn professional techniques and recipes taught by master chef instructors. With a varied range of classes, guests can learn the seven methods of preparing seafood or explore emerging fusion cuisines from around the world.
Gourmet Explorer Tours
Exclusive to the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor are new Gourmet Explorer Tours delivering one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures, personally crafted by Regent’s Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Enrichment, Kathryn Kelly. Guests can choose from a variety of optional tours that take them to local markets to find exotic spices, sample delicious wines at breathtaking estates and savour gourmet meals expertly prepared by locally renowned chefs. Specific Gourmet Explorer Tours with the inaugural season of all Seven Seas Splendor will be announced later this year.