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Oceania Cruises Introduces La Cuisine Bourgeoise

August 22, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination- focussed cruise line, unveiled its latest epicurean masterpiece, La Cuisine Bourgeoise, by Jacques Pépin.

An elegant seven-course affair, La Cuisine Bourgeoise, is rooted in fresh, seasonal ingredients, time-honoured flavours and celebrates the rituals of the table and sharing a meal with friends, and family. The dining experience features many classic dishes that the Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director, Master Chef Jacques Pépin, has enjoyed over the years.

“Cuisine bourgeoise is rooted in tradition and is one that shaped my childhood. It is a cuisine to savour rather than admire or evaluate, it is simply happiness on a plate, and I am thrilled to share this with our guests,” stated Mr Pépin.

The meal is expertly paired from start to finish with wines that complement and echo the history of the dishes, while providing diners with a hint of the flavours, complexity, and nuances that were experienced during the mid-20th century.

“Pairing the wines took particular care and required extensive research to ensure that the wines featured with each course reflected the bright, approachable, and celebratory nature of this dining experience”, stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.

The menu itself exemplifies the full flavours and textures of the period, and each course not only brings joy to the palate, but delight to the eyes as well – with each course served in dramatic flair from gleaming silver trays in the best traditions of the century.

“Oceania Cruises is all about feeling and emotion, so I am especially pleased with what Jacques has created with La Cuisine Bourgeoise. Imagine being transported back to the halcyon days of the Hôtel Plaza Athenee in Paris, enjoying a celebratory meal with great friends. This is an experience you can’t have anywhere else and one that will create memories for a lifetime. It is the epitome of special,” added Binder.

La Cuisine Bourgeoise is now available aboard Marina and Riviera. This exclusive experience is limited to only 24 guests and reservations are required. Guests are encouraged to make reservations via the Dining Reservations desk located on Deck 5. 


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FILET DE BOEUF RÔTI RICHELIEU: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Stuffed Mushrooms, Tomatoes,

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CHOUQUETTE AUX PRALINES ROSES: Parisian-Style Pink Praline Cream Puffs 

Click here to learn more about La Cuisine Bourgeoise from Jacques Pépin himself. To book a cruise with Oceania Cruises, please contact a travel professional, call Oceania’s Sydney contact centre, Australia: 1300 355 200, New Zealand: 0800 625 691, email, or visit

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