Holland America Line Extends Chef Jonnie Boer's 'Taste of De Librije' Dinner
in The Pinnacle Grill to ms Eurodam
Menu featuring cuisine from top Dutch chef now on two Holland America Line
SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Last year Holland America Line debuted a new
alternative dining option exclusively aboard ms Rotterdam called "Taste of De
Librije" featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Three
Star Chef Jonnie Boer. Given its popularity and success as an alternative
dining option, the line has extended the experience to ms Eurodam.
Named after Boer's restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu showcases a
selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from his land-based eatery.
Once per cruise the Pinnacle Grill is transformed for dinner with service
staff wearing the uniform livery from De Librije, the restaurant's table
set-up is replicated and the wine list highlights a selection of labels from
the Lady De Librije collection. Reservations can be made for "Taste of De
Librije" for a US $69 surcharge per person including wine pairings.
"Taste of De Librije is being expanded because the experience has been so
popular with not only our Dutch guests who know Jonnie well, but with all our
of guests who have enjoyed the opportunity to sample his remarkable cuisine,"
said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest
programs for Holland America Line. "We continue to be excited to work with
Jonnie beyond his role on our Culinary Council and look forward to offering
this new dining option to guests sailing on ms Eurodam."
The five-course menu starts with North Sea Scallops served to all diners. From
there, guests can select among three appetizers, two soups, four entrees and
three desserts. The tantalizing dishes include Oysters on the Beach with micro
greens; Torched Langoustine with green bean coulis; Potato Soup with lobster
and chorizo; Seared North Sea Cod with Speck Ham; Beef Tenderloin with bulgur
wheat and smoked olive oil foam; Deconstructed Apple Pie with vanilla gelato
and Chantilly-style cream, and Rice Chocolate Stones with tuile and
When guests return to their stateroom following the dining experience, they
will find a special Jonnie Boer surprise gift.
Boer is a rising star of the Dutch culinary scene. In addition to being a
member of Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council composed of six
international chefs, he is chef and co-owner of Michelin-rated De Librije
Restaurant and De Librije Hotel in Zwolle, Netherlands. Boer holds the Relais
& Chateaux grand chef designation.
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CCL and CUK)] HollandAmerica Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico,
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship
on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top
Mariner's Dream Beds.
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