MICHEL ROUX JR JOINS CUNARD FOR TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE

Luxury Cruise Line Cunard has announced a world-class line-up for their first-ever ‘Festival of Food & Wine’ onboard Queen Mary 2.

The seven-night Transatlantic Crossing from June 7-14 2020 will bring together leading authorities in the food and wine industry, including legendary chef Michel Roux Jr.

As chef patron of one of the Michelin-starred French cuisine restaurants Le Gavroche, Roux Jr will treat guests to a feast of the senses with a series of hosted dinners in The Verandah restaurant, as well as a three-course signature gala menu in the Britannia Grill.

He will be joined by Le Gavroche executive chef Rachel Humphrey, and will also be holding a cooking demonstration and a Q&A during the crossing.

“I am thrilled to be joining Cunard on the first-ever ‘Festival of Food & Wine’ voyage on their flagship Queen Mary 2, alongside a host of experts in their fields,” said Roux Jr. “For the first time ever, I will be taking Le Gavroche to sea – offering spectacular menus for guests to enjoy across the week. This will be a very special voyage, and I can’t wait to get on board.”

Steven Spurrier, the wine critic behind the legendary Judgement of Paris, will also take part in a talk, Q&A, and wine tastings, and award-winning wine writer and columnist Will Lyons and food editor Lisa Markwell will be offering insight into the food and wine industry.

“Following on from the success of Voyage du Vin last year, we are delighted to be expanding the concept onboard our flagship, Queen Mary 2,” said Lee Powell, Cunard’s vice president of brand and product.

“Guests will be able to indulge their taste-buds, as they sample delicious wines and cuisine prepared by one of the country’s leading Michelin starred chefs, Michel Roux Jr.”

There will also be the opportunity to join the Cunard Wine Academy and gain a WSET Level One award during the crossing, a recognised qualification by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

For more information, visit cunard.com