Cur­tis Stone’s big re­veal

Travel Bulletin - - CRUISE REPORT -

Celebrity Chef Cur­tis Stone has of­fi­cially opened SHARE by Cur­tis Stone on board Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess in an event in Syd­ney last month. “What I wanted SHARE to be was a place you could linger, share dishes with some­one you care about,” Stone told at­ten­dees. The spe­cialty restau­rant serves up sharable small plates of char­cu­terie, sal­ads, hand­made pas­tas, pre­mium meats and deca­dent desserts in a friendly at­mos­phere. “I wanted it to feel pretty homely and con­tem­po­rary,” he ex­plained, point­ing out cer­tain el­e­ments from his home have been in­cor­po­rated into the de­sign. “When I walk around to the book­shelf, there’s the ex­act same books that I have at home and some of the knick-knacks are iden­ti­cal to the ones I have in my house.” Not­ing the chang­ing culi­nary land­scape of cruise ships, Stone said cruis­ing has changed in a sim­i­lar way that Las Ve­gas has. “Las Ve­gas used to be the home of a $4 buf­fet or all you can eat and now there’s Miche­lin-starred restau­rants and amaz­ing things hap­pen­ing out there and like­wise with cruise ships, in the past it was all about big buf­fets and the more the bet­ter, but now peo­ple who are go­ing on cruises have a very dif­fer­ent level of ex­pec­ta­tion and cer­tain cruise lines, like Princess, re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate great food,” he said. The restau­rant has been fit­ted to Sun Princess and Emer­ald Princess, which are in Aus­tralian wa­ters this month and Ruby Princess, which sails in the north­ern hemi­sphere. “The menu for Sun Princess alone took about two months to fi­nalise – I wanted to get the look and feel just right for the Aussie mar­ket, so I’ve de­vel­oped a menu unique to the ship,” Stone said. Pop­u­lar items on Sun Princess’ SHARE menu in­clude roast chicken with ba­con slab and charred onion slaw, and warm bread pud­ding with tof­fee sauce.

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