He surfed the menu, worked with three-star Michelin champ Marco Pierre White and set the USA on fire with his TV appearances, and now, internationally-known Chef Curtis Stone introduces Australians to his local restaurant, on the Princess Cruises’ superliner Sun Princess, called SHARE.
The Melbourne-born chef opened his first restaurant, Maude in Beverly Hills 2 years ago, but the arrival of SHARE to Australian shores will make this his first Australian restaurant opening.
The opening of SHARE marks the beginning of a special relationship with Princess Cruises. The restaurant will be available on three Sun Princess ships (with an exclusive Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone experience). Curtis’ Crafted by Curtis menu items will also be available on the entire 18-ship fleet ships’ main dining rooms. The plan is to also extend the SHARE franchise on the Emerald Princess, arriving in Sydney in November.
Says Curtis, “I’m really proud of SHARE and hope that it becomes a special part of Australians’ holiday memories and their experience at sea with Princess. Sharing is at the core of my food philosophy so it was only natural that the restaurant be named SHARE. Connecting with friends and family over conversation and cuisine is what a speciality dining experience is all about”.
The menu has been designed with Australian taste in mind, and includes a charcuterie board the classic bread and butter pudding. Other fresh and seasonal items on the SHARE menu include fresh truffle potato gratin and turbot, baked in a deck oven installed just for SHARE diners on the Sun Princess. One to look out for (and also Curtis’ fave dish) is the roasted king crab leg baked with lemongrass and coated in chicharron powder (crispy pig skin crumble).
SHARE would be un-Australian without adding an impressive wine list, and there are 22 local wines to chose from. Continuing the all-Australian produce support, Curtis also uses Murray River salt in his cooking and Australian beef in the beef cheek pie.
The dining space was created by internationally-renowned hospitality designer Jeffrey Beers International, with a communal table to encourage a sense of sharing and community. Personal touches include décor from Curtis’ own life, such as a prints of his first recipe, travel souvenirs and photographs.
Stuart Allison, Vice President Australia and New Zealand for Princess Cruises, says, “Curtis has created a beautiful menu for SHARE on Sun Princess. Over a shared meal and a glass of Australian wine, we know our guests will feel right at home dining in SHARE, just as we hope they always feel on a Princess cruise”.
For more information, visit princess.com/curtis-stone
Photos provided by Princess Cruises.