Seven Seas Explorer to feature Pacific Rim Restaurant

By ,   June 7, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

An innovative Pan-Asian specialty restaurant will join a variety of dining options aboard the new Regent Seven Seas Explorer. Pacific Rim is the third specialty restaurant announced for Seven Seas Explorer, with both its menu and design inspired by different Asian cultures.

The Pan-Asian menu of the upscale restaurant will feature starters like "tempura-encrusted soft shell crab", mains such as "grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops" and desserts including "banana and green tea cake with coconut ice cream".

Leading architectural company RTKL has designed the venue with "wow" factor. A floor-to-ceiling sculpture in Pacific Rim's lobby resembles Tibetan prayer wheel with wishes of well-being for guests engraved on its panels. The new venue will feature neutral color palette with brass accents, dark woods and metals. The designers paid much attention to details like hand-painted murals, lotus-design window frames and partitions made out of Japanese rain chains.

According to Jason Montague, Regent's president and chief operating officer, the company was setting new luxury standards with Seven Seas Explorer, and with their sights set on building "the most luxurious ship ever", they had to create "an unrivaled collection of specialty restaurants". 

Seven Seas Explorer debuts in July 2016 with an European summer season. The 750-passenger all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship includes highlights such as Regent's first culinary arts center, a 3 875 sq.foot two-bedroom suite with its own spa, and several entertainment and dining venues.