Renowned Australian chef Curtis Stone brought his first restaurant at sea down under this week, aboard superliner Sun Princess, giving Aussies a taste of SHARE.
Designed around the philosophy of sharing a good meal and conversation at a communal table with friends and loved ones, Stone has created a menu of fresh and seasonal signature dishes which Sun Princess guests can enjoy in an exclusive specialty dining experience.
“Connecting with friends and family over conversation and cuisine is what a speciality dining experience is all about, and I hope that SHARE becomes a special part of Australians’ holiday memories and their experience at sea with Princess,” Stone said.
With a strong Australian influence, the menu features dishes such as fresh truffle potato gratin, turbot bake, roasted king crab leg baked with lemongrass, roast chicken with bacon slab and onion slaw, as well as a charcuterie board, freshly composed salads, and the crowd favourite, bread and butter pudding, while the wine list features 22 Australian wines.
The restaurant space compliments Stone’s creative vision, reflecting a comfortable, homely atmosphere throughout signature features such as the wooden communal table, hand blown glass pendants with words such as family and togetherness etched onto them, and Stone’s own collection of personal items, photographs and travel souvenirs.
SHARE is also Stone’s signature restaurant aboard Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess, as part of his exclusive partnership with Princess Cruises which also includes “Crafted by Curtis” menu items across the cruise line’s entire 18-ship fleet, and a special Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone experience.
Stone is currently in the midst of opening his second land-based restaurant, Gwen, in Hollywood, following on from the success of his first restaurant Maude, which opened to rave reviews in Beverly Hills in 2014.