Regent Launches New Immersive Culinary Program at Sea

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled immersive new onboard culinary programming - Epicurean Perfection.

To launch Epicurean Perfection Regent has unveiled 11 new Epicurean Spotlight Voyages that will set sail 2023, 2024, and in 2025. All 11 cruises will provide luxury travelers with experiences with some of the world’s most talented culinary figures.

Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We’re incredibly excited to launch our new Epicurean Spotlight Voyages with world-renowned chefs, vintners and sommeliers who will provide fascinating insights and unforgettable moments for our guests.”

Epicurean Perfection goes beyond the traditional culinary offerings found at sea, inviting guests the opportunity to taste the world around them through Unrivaled Cuisine, Epicurean Explorations and Epicurean Enrichment. The new concept features  cuisine in up to five specialty restaurants, immersive shoreside excursions, private fine wine and spirit tasting sessions, enriching hands-on cooking classes as part of its state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Kitchen, plus enlightening demonstrations, talks, presentations and more.

Unrivaled Cuisine

Special tastings, deck-top regional barbecues and enriching cooking classes are just a few of the ingredients that come together to create culinary experiences unique to Regent.

Signature restaurants include Compass Rose, Regent’s largest specialty restaurant featuring exquisite selections and the ability for guests to customize their meal; Chartreuse, offering classic French fare with a modern twist; Prime 7, an intimate and elegant steakhouse exuding class and glamour while elevating classic American fare; Pacific Rim, a dramatic specialty restaurant boasting a diverse array of delightfully prepared Pan-Asian dishes; La Veranda, offering stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck; and Sette Mari at La Veranda, featuring a delicious dinner menu of authentic Italian specialties and fine wines.

Epicurean Explorations

When it comes to immersing in a culture, there may be no better way than with Epicurean Explorations. Ranging across every region, Regent’s shoreside culinary experiences invite luxury travelers to explore historic markets, sample famed beverages, witness traditional cooking methods and taste local specialties.

  • Epicurean Explorer Tours: Step ashore to taste and discover the beauty of an ancient market, world-class restaurants and more before returning to the ship to incorporate new learnings in the Culinary Arts Kitchen.
  • Wine & Spirits Tours: Experience the most delectable beverages produced in the region being visited, from famed vineyards in Bordeaux to a distillery in Ireland.
  • Food & Wine Tours: Led by knowledgeable culinary professionals and in partnership with Food & Wine Trails, these curated tours include various delectable food and wine experiences.
  • Local Flavors Tours: Dine in the spots most adored by discerning locals for a culinary experience that is both authentic and unique.
  • Epicurean Land Programs: These unique Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Programs invite guests to savor time ashore by taking an immersive exploration of a particular destination, centered around its unique and amazing flavors and culinary heritage.

Epicurean Enrichment

  • Epicurean Spotlight Voyages: These Spotlight Voyages specially curated and are crafted around particular culinary interests and special guests like masterful vintners and chefs.
  • Culinary Arts Kitchen Experience: Expanding on the success of Regent’s world-class Culinary Arts Kitchen – a professional-grade culinary teaching facility aboard Seven Seas Grandeur, Seven Seas Splendor, and Seven Seas Explorer – the Culinary Arts Kitchen Experiences offer hands-on classes, special demonstrations, tours and more.
  • Epicurean Engagements: Part of the luxury cruise line’s enriching Speaker Series, these enlightening talks and presentations offer insights from a variety of culinary experts.
  • Epicurean Tastings: Guests may expand their palate and explore new wines, spirits and more with the masterful guidance of the ship’s sommeliers, mixologists, and chefs.

Heritage Stories

In addition, guests may discover more about the personal experiences and influences from around the globe that have inspired Regent’s culinary teams in the cruise line’s captivating video series Heritage Stories:

  • The culinary expedition surrounding the menu in Sette Mari was documented in a short film which can be viewed here.
  • The exploration of the authentic flavors and long-standing culinary traditions of the south of France used to inspire new recipes and wine options in Regent’s beloved French restaurant Chartreuse can be viewed here.
  • Most recently, the culinary team’s latest adventure brought them to Miami where they experienced the local cuisine and sourced new ingredients to further enhance the menus at their largest specialty restaurant Compass Rose. Their journey can be viewed here.
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