“Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea” on Explorer Dream.
HONG KONG – “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea”, the signature culinary program of Dream Cruises will make its debut in Taiwan with a European Feast aboard Explorer Dream. Chef Reinhard Mammes, Executive Chef of the Dream Cruises fleet, will curate a gastronomic experience that celebrates European cuisine, where guests will be treated to an extravagant banquet at sea combining the tastes and aromas of Central France, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and England.
“Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea” is the signature culinary program of Dream Cruises, in which the award-winning Dream culinary team redefines haute cuisine at sea with the best of East and West. “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea” will make its Taiwan debut aboard Explorer Dream this year, where guests can quench their thirst for travel with a unique gastronomic voyage through Western Europe., With COVID-19 curtailing travel throughout the world, let your taste buds transport you across the globe, enticed by a fusion of delicacies featuring the best of France, England and Italy, for a mouthwatering start to the New Year.
Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines said, “Avid travelers would agree that the gastronomic experience is integral to any journey, as scents and tastes can bring back wonderful memories from a memorable trip. Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea will offer travelers the unique opportunity for those who wish to satisfy their wanderlust with a European culinary journey, while they are enjoying an island-hopping cruise on Explorer Dream.”
Architect behind the exclusive set menu, Chef Reinhard Mammes has over 30 years of professional culinary experience on land and at sea. Before he joined the Genting Cruise Lines family as the Fleet Executive Western Chef, he worked with 5-star hotels in the USA, England and Germany, where he excelled with his expertise in menu design for specialty restaurants and themed banquets. Chef Mammes has developed a prolific understanding of Asian Cuisines during his long tenure in Asia, which he leveraged to create the exquisite Taste of Europe degustation menu for “Taste the Dream - Wine and Dine at Sea”, featuring a series of European fusion dishes that cater to the palates of Asian gourmands.
From January 8 to 20, discerning guests of The Palace on Explorer Dream will have the exclusive privilege to enjoy the “Taste of Europe” degustation menu on a complimentary basis. The Palace aboard Explorer Dream is the unique “luxury ship-within-ship” concept of Dream Cruises, it houses 42 spacious suites, among which are two exquisite Palace Villas that are equipped with private Jacuzzis. Guests of The Palace are pampered with all-inclusive privileges, such as 24/7 European butler service, exclusive access to the private restaurant, swimming pool and sun deck, premium beverages package, priority embarkation and disembarkation, complimentary shore excursions and more. The “Taste of Europe” degustation menu is also available for a la carte dinner order at NTD1,088* per person during the promotion period.
From January 8 to 20, Explorer Dream will offer the 3-night cruise to Taichung and Kaohsiung, on which guess can enjoy multiple scenic destinations with convenience and at ease, such as Lukang Old Street, Tianliao Moon World and the Pier-2 Art Center; for those who are looking for a short weekend getaway, the 2-night cruise to Hualien with departures on Friday will offer nice trip to Instagram hot spots in the county, such as the Qixingtan Beach, Mr. Sam’s Cafe and the first Starbucks Container Cafe in Asia.