Australian Chef To Have First Restaurant At Sea On Genting Dream

Internationally-acclaimed Australian chef Mark Best is to feature his first restaurant at sea called “Bistro” on the upcoming Genting Dream cruise ship.

Genting Dream is the inaugural cruise ship of Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line. With menus featuring contemporary Western cuisine, ‘Bistro’ promises Dream Cruises guests an inspired dining experience from a chef who has garnered international recognition for an uncompromising approach that has propelled him to the forefront of the culinary world.

Dream Cruises President Mr. Thatcher Brown said:

“We are delighted that Mark has brought his truly unique flair to the dining experience onboard Genting Dream. ‘Bistro’ will offer guests an unprecedented at sea dining concept. Mark will also contribute to our culinary enrichment programme onboard to broaden our guests’ knowledge and inspire their creativity.”

Mark Best
Photo By: Dream Cruises

The 219-seat ‘Bistro’ restaurant, which includes a 54-seat ‘Grill’ outdoor seating area and a select 8-seat ‘Chef’s Table’ in a private room, will serve a selection of Chef Best’s inspired Western dishes, together with the finest selection of wines. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to sample delectable wine pairing menus, a widely-acclaimed signature feature of Chef Best’s restaurants.

Mark Best said:

“I am very excited to be introducing my very first restaurant at sea, onboard Genting Dream,” he explained. “Bistro’s menu is brimming with the very best of Australian produce with a cultural mix of Asian flavours, inspired by my frequent culinary travels across South East Asia, China, Japan and Korea and the cultural diversity of Sydney, my home town.

The 151,000 gross ton Genting Dream is undergoing the fitting out phase at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The modern luxury vessel will be the first for Asian-based Dream cruises which will begin sailing from its new homeports in Guangzhou and Hong Kong from November 2016. You can take a look at a video rendering of the new ship here.


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