Explora Journeys’ enlists Anthology’s next guest chef

Chef Claude Le Tohic to share culinary expertise for three months aboard EXPLORA I

Explora Journeys has revealed its latest culinary partnership for its fine-dining experience at Anthology aboard EXPLORA I. Chef Claude Le Tohic, a Chef-Partner of O’ by Claude Le Tohic in San Francisco, will curate an unparalleled culinary experience for guests from March to June 2024.

Chef Le Tohic’s experience features multiple Michelin-starred establishments, including Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand where he earned three Michelin stars. He will be the third guest chef to showcase his culinary talents at Anthology, a venue that celebrates global culinary talent.

Chef Le Tohic’s One Michelin-starred restaurant O’ by Claude Le Tohic in San Francisco is an icon in modern French cuisine. His expertise in the kitchen will come to life aboard EXPLORA I as the ultra-luxury ship sails along the North and Central American Pacific coast, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Mediterranean.

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Alban Gjoka, Vice President of Food and Beverages, Explora Journeys commented, “As we continue to redefine luxury ocean travel, Anthology stands as a testament to our commitment to delivering unparalleled culinary experiences at sea. Chef Claude Le Tohic’s presence elevates this series to new heights, bringing a harmonious fusion of French sophistication and West Coast flavours onboard EXPLORA I.”

Collaborating with Alban Gjoka and Franck Garanger, Explora Journeys’ Head of Culinary, Chef Le Tohic introduces his signature dishes that celebrate modern French cuisine, blending classic techniques with California’s finest produce. Highlights on the menu include: Cannelloni of Scallop with an extravagance of black truffles, Parmesan foam and pastoral salad or his signature A5 Japanese Wagyu vegetables bouquet with black garlic condiment.

Chef Le Tohic’s culinary journey began in Northern France, where he honed his skills at multiple Michelin-starred establishments, including Jamin, Chef Robuchon’s first three Michelin-star restaurant in Paris.

Other illustrious chefs to have already showcased their talents aboard Explora Journeys’ maiden ship include Italian chef Mauro Uliassi of Uliassi Restaurant in Senigallia and chef Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit in New York City.

Dining at Anthology is a one-of-a-kind experience enabling discovery and enrichment and is not part of the inclusive culinary offering. An experience fee applies – Tasting Menu: EUR 190 (US$210) per person, wine pairing: EUR 75 (US$82) per person.

7-course Tasting Menu curated by Chef Claude Le Tohic and Chef Franck Garanger

Beetroot and Buckwheat Canelé

red cabbage gazpacho, charcoal-roasted beet marmalade, fresh herbs

Caviar Composition

hamachi tartare, radish, aigrelette sauce

Maine lobster, sweet and sour turnip


Cannelloni of Scallop

extravagance of black truffles, Parmesan foam, pastoral salad

Barbecued Langoustine

braised fennel, sea urchin rouille, lemongrass broth

Roasted Black Cod

five spices, spinach and verjus sauce, makrut lime emulsion


Main Course Choices

Farm-raised Chicken Breast

duck foie gras, morels, Swiss chard and natural jus


A5 Japanese Wagyu

vegetables bouquet, black garlic condiment


Vegetables Bouquet au Jus

mushrooms ravioli, butternut, black garlic vegetable extraction



silky lemon cream, grapefruit compote, mandarin sorbet

A Selection of Mignardises and Mini Desserts

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