New York, October 13, 2010 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises competed against 22 of the countryâ€™s finest restaurants this past Friday, October 8, at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. The ultra-luxury lineâ€™s Prime 7 steakhouse participated in the â€œBlue Moon Burger Bash;â€ proceeds from the sold-out event benefit the Food Bank For New York and Share Our StrengthÂ®.
â€œWe were delighted to put our Prime 7 Burger up against the best burgers in the nation,â€ stated Kari Tarnowski, Regent Seven Seas Cruisesâ€™ senior vice president of marketing. â€œOur guests consistently rave about the Prime 7 steakhouse on our ships and those sentiments were echoed loud and clear by patrons and Food Network chefs at the festival.â€ In fact, â€œDinner: Impossibleâ€ Host Robert Irvine gave a thumbâ€™s up to Regentâ€™s culinary director, Bernhard Klotz, on a job well done.
The Prime 7 Burger, created by Chef Klotz, was topped with lobster meat, frisÃ‰e and braised leek in star anise. It was accompanied by Napa cabbage slaw with crisp bacon and scallions.
Over 2,300 foodies attended the Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray in Brooklyn and attended by such notables as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Travel Channelâ€™s Andrew Zimmern and Samantha Brown and Iron Chef Bobby Flay. In addition to Irvine, some other Food Network personalities who enjoyed Regentâ€™s burger included Bob Tuschman, vice president of programming and production; Anne Burrelle, host of â€œSecrets of a Restaurant Chefâ€ and Aarti Sequeira, who won Season 6 of â€œThe Next Food Network Starâ€ and is now host of her own show: â€œAarti Party.â€
Prime 7 â€“ a contemporary American steakhouse â€“ recently celebrated its first anniversary on board the Regentâ€™s award-winning, all-suite vessels. Guests can dine on dry-aged Prime beef and Maine lobster with traditional and inventive side dishes, with no surcharge. The complete Prime 7 menu can be found on the cruise lineâ€™s website.
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