Oceania Cruises, La Reserve by Wine Spectator
The most inspired achievements are born of legendary partnerships, and Oceania Cruises are proud of their brilliant union with Wine Spectator, the foremost magazine for wine connoisseurs, and an exceptional relationship with France’s premier Champagne house, Moët & Chandon.
Along with these illustrious partners, they present a variety of differing but equally extraordinary pairing dinners. Developed with Moët & Chandon’s Executive Chef Marco Fadiga, the six-course Dom Pérignon Experience is a spirited Champagne pairing dinner blending playful Dom Pérignon vintages and refreshing gastronomic surprises such as Sakura Tea “Geisha Flower” Ice Cream and Lemon Caviar.
The seven-course La Cuisine Bourgeoise wine pairing dinner celebrates the rituals of the table and links masterfully curated wine selections with dishes such as Filet de Boeuf Rôti Richelieu, one of many recipes Oceania Cruises’ Master Chef and Executive Culinary Director Jacques Pépin has enjoyed since his childhood. Coupled with wine seminars and vintage tastings, La Reserve by Wine Spectator is an unabashedly glorious celebration of the pleasures of the palate.
(Open for dinner on board Marina & Riviera only. Reservations required. Wine or Champagne experience surcharge applies.)
The Dom Pérignon Experience
Champagne defines the most jubilant moments of our lives and in a magnificent stroke of brilliance, Oceania has partnered with France’s esteemed Moët & Chandon to create the Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve, an exuberant six-course gustatory indulgence that pairs each course with a special Dom Pérignon vintage.
Champagne is effortlessly matched with dishes which are thoughtfully crafted to bring out the nuances of the grapes and the ratio of the blend, playing off every aspect from subtle, effervescent nose to lively, satisfying finish. From Brittany Blue Lobster in Yellow Curry Broth with Coco Foam to Sashimi-Style Seared Wagyu Beef with Sautéed Arugula, Blood Orange-Soya Jus and Caviar Perlita, each beguiling bite is a celebration of the finer things in life.
While the Dom Pérignon Experience is the perfect complement to any joyous occasion, it transcends even this lofty role. In true French spirit, it becomes the culinary manifestation of joie de vivre.
(Open for dinner on board Marina & Riviera only. Reservations required. Champagne experience surcharge applies.)
Three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes and dessert on Oceania Riviera (Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises)