Seabourn has raised the stakes in dining on luxury cruise ships through a new partnership with Thomas Keller, the world-renowned chef behind three Michelin-starred restaurants (The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon).

The collaboration will see Keller introduce a signature restaurant on Seabourn Quest next year, before rolling it out across the fleet, including the line’s two new ships Seabourn Encore (launching in late 2016) and Seabourn Ovation (2018).

In the meantime, Keller will bring his award-winning French and American cuisine to Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest later this year, with an array of dishes, from appetisers to desserts, soon to be added to the menus of several onboard dining venues.

“There is really no chef more accomplished or held in higher esteem than Chef Keller, and we are both honoured and delighted to have a restaurateur of his stature take our onboard culinary offerings to an even higher level,” Seabourn president Richard Meadows said.

Proprietor of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, the “culinary genius” has established 12 restaurants and bakeries in Beverly Hills, Yountville, California, Las Vegas and New York, and is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide, as well as the first American male chef to be designated a Chevalier of The French Legion of Honour, the highest decoration in France.

Posted on: 28/04/2015