Luxurious New Halong Bay Cruise Unveils Menu by Michelin-Star Chef
A menu crafted by British Michelin-starred chef John Burton-Race has been introduced on Halong Bay’s largest and most lavish cruising vessel.
Chef Burton-Race has starred in a host of popular television shows including French Leave, Return of the Chef, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and the BBC’s Great British Menu and Kitchen Criminals. He helped create the deliciously luxurious a la carte lunch and dinner menu on the new President Cruises.
Renowned for his modern British cuisine, Burton-Race has concocted an array of appetizers, soups, main courses, side dishes and desserts, in addition to a separate set menu. Among the dishes are the marinated salmon, salmon jelly with wasabi mayonnaise and caviar as appetisers, the duck wanton broth soup, fillet of beef with crispy shallots, sourdough croutons, olive oil butter and beef marrow jus, and loin of highland pork with pappardelle, peas, capers and rosemary cream as mains, and the chocolate and nut ganache and poached pear with pear sabayon dessert to satiate guests with international flavours.
This menu is the first at Halong Bay to be crafted by a celebrity, Michelin-starred chef. A selection of world-class wines is on offer to pair with the dishes. The menu’s launch follows Burton-Race travelling to Vietnam to host a dinner on January 5 as part of a special one-night cruise.
“We’ve really chartered new waters creating a culinary experience with a distinct European flavour at this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site; an incredible destination I’m eager to return to,” said Burton-Race, who has also trained President Cruises’ chefs and food and beverage staff.
In 2000, Burton-Race took over the Landmark London hotel. After notching up two Michelin stars at the Landmark, he then opened the New Angel restaurant and hotel in Devon that was awarded a Michelin star in 2005.
For more information about the exclusive feast and President Cruises, visit www.presidentcruiseshalong.com.