The King’s Court casual buffet onboard Queen Mary 2 will be redesigned during a major dry dock starting in May 2016. The dining space will be totally transformed bringing in new features and enhancements. During the refurbishment there will also be lots of improvements and upgrades internally and externally.
Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America said:
“The remastered Kings Court is one of the most exciting innovations of Queen Mary 2’s dramatic refit. From new culinary experiences, to a pleasant, easy going flow, we are confident that this thoughtfully re-designed dining experience is befitting of our guests’ sensibilities, tastes and expectations.”
Extensive development work involving Cunard guests and the onboard Queen Mary 2 galley teams has been undertaken over the last eighteen months in the redesign of this very popular area of the flagship. Enhancements are planned to both the service and culinary offerings in Kings Court with the refreshed venue featuring new menus, the convenience of pre-set tables and waiter-served drinks.
Cunard chefs will take center stage in the reimagined Kings Court as they guide guests through cooking demonstrations highlighting the remastered menus and the fresh, high quality ingredients used onboard. Various food journeys will be rotated throughout the dining experience, from enticing hot and cold buffet options to light snacks, afternoon treats and alternative evening dining cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Pan Asian, andTex Mex.
The popular Chef’s Galley area, serving Italian pastas and pizzas for lunch, will also offer a Chef’s Table tasting menu on select evenings. Hosted by the Executive Chef, the Chef’s Table will offer guests the opportunity to hear insights and recipe tips while enjoying a tasting menu expertly paired with fine wines.
With bright and fresh finishes, Art Deco inspired chandeliers, dramatic artworks, areas of warm timber flooring and the use of mirrors to accentuate the ocean view, the new sophisticated interior design perfectly complements the culinary enhancements being developed for Kings Court.
Cunard Line has already revealed details on the new Carinthia Lounge, Staterooms and Grill Suites & Grill Restaurants. The dry dock will take place from May 27 to June 21, 2016 at the Blohm+Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.