Curtis Stone serves up cruise menu

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Celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s delectable food goes cruising.

He started cooking by the sea in TV-series Surfing the Menu, now celebrity chef Curtis Stone has moved onto the water with the launch of new restaurant SHARE aboard two Princess Cruises’ ships sailing Australian waters.

Curtis launched his new restaurant in Australian waters on board Sun Princess in Sydney yesterday, giving Australians the opportunity to taste his food close to home with the ship based in Australia full-time.

SHARE by Curtis Stone will also be available on the Emerald Princess, arriving November 15 for its first Australian season.  Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess, which sails in the northern hemisphere, also features the restaurant.

“So much of my food ethos comes from my Australian upbringing so it means a lot to me that two of my SHARE restaurants are so close to home for Australians,” Curtis said. 

“SHARE combines all the things that I’m most passionate about – being on the ocean looking over the water, escaping to visit new destinations, and sharing stories and good times over a delicious meal.”

The Princess culinary team were trained at Curtis’ test kitchen in Los Angeles and he worked with the ships’ chefs at sea to develop the restaurants’ offering.  

Curtis said much of the menu’s produce is sourced from “the best Australian suppliers”.

The celebrity chef was also hands-on with the restaurants’ interiors.

“With SHARE, I’ve shared personal family photographs for the walls and even selected the books on the shelves – they’re the same books you will find in my living room at home,” he said.

Available aboard the Sun Princess since earlier this year, menu items already proving popular include the roast chicken with bacon slab and charred onion slaw and the warm bread pudding with toffee sauce.

A 12-night South Pacific cruise on board the Sun Princess costs from $1499 per person twin share, departing Sydney April 25, whilst an 11-night South Pacific cruise on Emerald Princess departing March 7, is priced from $1199 per person twin share. 

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