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Cunard Announces Exclusive Partnership With Chef Michel Roux

Cunard Announces Exclusive Partnership With Chef Michel Roux

Cunard Line will partner with famed chef Michel Roux to create menus for its upcoming ship Queen Anne.

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced an exclusive partnership with Michel Roux, chef patron at the two-Michelin-star Le Gavroche in London.

Chef Michel will be working alongside Cunard’s culinary development chefs to create an exclusive gala menu for the Queens Grill restaurant on the line’s upcoming ship Queen Anne, plus a new menu for Cunard’s fleet-wide pub, the Golden Lion.

The new pub menu will feature a selection of reimagined guest favorites and will debut on Queen Anne in May 2024. The company plans to add the menu to the entire fleet later in the year.

“It is an absolute privilege to be working with Cunard’s hugely talented and passionate culinary development chefs as we countdown to the launch of their newest ship Queen Anne,” Roux said in a press release.

“For me, there is no better recipe than blending high-quality ingredients with elegant execution to create unforgettable experiences for diners, and I am incredibly excited to showcase our elevated, reimagined pub classics to Cunard guests very soon,” he continued.

Related: Cunard Previews New Dining Venues Aboard Queen Anne

About Chef Michel Roux

Legendary chef Michel Roux is the chef patron at London’s venerable French haute cuisine restaurant Le Gavroche, established in 1967 and the first UK restaurant to earn a Michelin star.

Chef Michel Roux is partnering with Cunard to create new menus for the Queens Grill and the Golden Lion (image courtesy of Cunard Line)

During his 40-year career, Roux has opened multiple restaurants including Roux at Parliament Square, and has worked as a consultant for two restaurants at The Langham, including The Wigmore.

After deciding to follow in his father Albert Roux OBE’s footsteps, Michel left school and entered into the first of several apprenticeships, working with maître pâtissier Henri Hellegouarch in Paris. He was then commis de cuisine at Alain Chapel’s signature restaurant Mionay, which he cites as his biggest influence.

Roux has also worked at Boucherie Lamartineane and Charcuterie Mothu in Paris and the Gavers Restaurant in London.

Chef Michel is also the author of several cookbooks, including the upcoming Michel Roux at Home.

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What do you think about Cunard’s new partnership with Chef Michel Roux? Do you enjoy the current menus at the Queens Grill and Golden Lion, or is it time for an update? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Carrie Ann Karstunen