02 October 2007 – P&O Cruises has introduced tasting menus on board Aurora and Oceana as a new gourmet dining experience for passengers.
There will be three tasting menus to choose from each offering seven courses of small or Ã¢â‚¬ËœtasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ dishes, each prepared by chefs that are members of the internationally recognised Chaine de Rotisseurs society. Dishes include smoked salmon tartlet with warm scrambled egg and caviar, pan fried fillet of beef in a rich red wine sauce and French apple tart served with clotted cream ice cream.
The menu includes a mix of traditional British produce, such as slow cooked Gloucester Old Spot pork belly and a British cheese selection, with more contemporary dishes such as a trio of mini crÃƒÂ¨me brulees.
P&O Cruises corporate chef, Mike Monahan said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“P&O Cruises has always been known for offering fantastic food and now diners have even more options. Tasting menus are very cosmopolitan and are an exciting dining choice. It gives people the chance to try new foods and dishes that they may not usually select from the menu.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The chefs on board have created innovative dishes using the finest ingredients available. In addition an amuse-gueule will be served before each menu to get passengers ready for the gastronomic delights ahead.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Tasting menus are available on board OceanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Plaza Bistro and on board AuroraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CafÃƒÂ© Bordeaux.
A small cover charge of Ã‚Â£9.50 per person will be made for tasting menus.