Explora Journeys, the MSC Group’s luxury lifestyle brand, has announced a partnership with the renowned Italian michelin-star chef Mauro Uliassi to create a unique culinary experience for guests on board EXPLORA I. From the Maiden Journey on 17 July 2023 until arrival in New York on 25 September 2023, guests can enjoy Chef Uliassi’s menu at Anthology, one of 11 culinary experiences offered on board.
As the first guest chef at Anthology, Chef Uliassi and his team will showcase an innovative blend of traditional and modern Italian cuisine, reflecting his passion for the sea and respect for the environment. His cuisine celebrates the ocean’s unique flavours and textures, making him a perfect match for Explora Journeys’ sustainable and locally sourced dining ethos, while creating a culinary “Ocean State of Mind.”
Jason Gelineau, Head of Product at Explora Journeys, expressed excitement about the partnership:
We are thrilled to welcome Chef Uliassi onboard EXPLORA I and offer our guests the opportunity to indulge in his truly exceptional culinary creations. Balancing contemporary techniques and creativity with a deep respect for regional culinary history, our chefs have one aim: to enhance the memories that guests take with them long after their journey has ended.
Guests aboard EXPLORA I can anticipate a thoughtfully designed menu that highlights Chef Uliassi’s finest creations, utilising only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, primarily sourced from local producers. Through its partnership with Chef Mauro Uliassi, Explora Journeys continues to redefine luxury ocean travel, providing guests with exceptional and immersive experiences. The brand aims to offer discerning luxury travellers a transformative and purposeful ocean travel experience that reflects the essence of each destination while embodying cosmopolitan and vibrant European luxury.
Chef Mauro Uliassi also expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership:
I am excited to collaborate with Explora Journeys and to bring my culinary creations to the guests onboard EXPLORA I.
Having known the group for many years, this collaboration truly is close to my heart. It is a unique opportunity to showcase my interpretation of Italian cuisine and celebrate the beauty and sustainability of the sea. Inspired by the endless treasures of the ocean, I look forward to creating a truly multi-sensory experience for guests dining at Anthology.
The Restaurant & Culinary Experience: Anthology
Dining at Anthology is an exclusive and enriching experience, separate from the inclusive culinary options, with a tasting menu priced at EUR 190 per person and a wine pairing option at EUR 75 per person.
The naming ceremony for EXPLORA I will take place in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Italy on 8th July 2023, followed by its Maiden Journey departing from Southampton on 17th July 2023, for a 15-night voyage into Norwegian fjords and the Arctic Circle, concluding in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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