Princess Cruises Debuts The Salty Dog Gastropub
Cruise News – Oct. 28, 2015
Princess Cruises is pairing gourmet small dishes inspired by pub favorites with craft beers, cocktails, and wines with the debut of The Salty Dog Gastropub. Menu offerings were developed in collaboration with Ernesto Uchimura, former executive chef of Umami Burger and current chef of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar in Los Angeles, who was recently awarded “Chef of the Year: The Comfort Master,” from Los Angeles Magazine.
“A gastropub at sea is an innovative concept and it inspired me to get creative in the galley,” said Chef Uchimura. “The Salty Dog Gastropub’s menu will not only satisfy comfort food cravings but also offer guests new pub food flavors and tastes perfectly paired with a craft beer or fine whiskey.”
Presented within the Wheelhouse Bar nightly, in revamped surroundings complete with live entertainment, guests will choose three small plates from The Salty Dog Gastropub menu, which features new twists on classic pub dishes such as Pale Ale Pork Cheeks, Spicy Stout Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Sauté, and Lobster Mac & Cheese. The signature dish, however, is the “The Ernesto” burger from Chef Uchimura — rib eye and short rib beef patty, grilled pork belly, caramelized kimchi, beer battered jalapeño, charred onion aioli, topped with cave aged gruyere cheese. (A food charge of $19 per guest applies.)
Another new addition in the Wheelhouse Bar is an expansive international whiskey bar menu that features some of the best Scotch whiskeys, American Bourbons, and international whiskeys from countries including Japan, Ireland, and Australia. The menu offers daily whiskey flights that allow guests to taste and compare selections around the world.
The Salty Dog Gastropub and new international whiskey menu have just launched aboard Crown Princess and will be aboard Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess in mid-December. The whiskey menu will also be available in the Wheelhouse Bar aboard Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess, Diamond Princess, and Golden Princess by the end of 2015, and aboard all ships with the exception of Pacific Princess by the summer of 2016.
Princess Cruises also recently announced a new specialty restaurant, SHARE by Curtis Stone.
Photo: Princess Cruises
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