MSC Cruises has today announced a new partnership with renowned German chef Harald Wohlfahrt.
Voted one of the Top 10 Chefs in the World and the only German chef to hold a three Michelin Star rating for 25 years in a row. Wohlfahrt is set to bring a wealth of experience and understanding of German and French classical cuisine to the MSC Cruises’ fleet.
Chef Wohlfahrt will use his world-class expertise to develop a new menu for the private Yacht Club restaurant of MSC Meraviglia, MSC Splendida and MSC Preziosa and two different main courses for Elegant Night. The new menus will be available on board from early 2019 across all ships in the MSC Cruises fleet.
Wohlfahrt will complete in-depth, interactive training with MSC Cruises’ own team of chefs, passing on his skill and expertise. This will allow MSC Cruises’ chefs to recreate his signature dishes on board to the highest possible standards. Chef Wohlfahrt has trained dozens of Michelin starred German chefs, with over 60 Michelin stars between them.
Aside from delighting foodies on land and now at sea, Harald Wohlfahrt also has the unique experience of developing menus for space travellers. Chef Wohlfahrt was asked to develop meals for astronauts on the international space station (ISS) for the ESA (European Space Agency), trusted to combine nutrition and taste for the delighted astronauts.
Chef Wohlfahrt joins a host of internationally renowned chefs who are currently collaborating with MSC Cruises as part of a strategic focus on working with chefs from around the world, each renowned for their skill and culinary flair.
The launch of MSC Bellissima in March 2019 marks the opening of two Michelin-starred chef Ramon Freixa’s HOLA! Tapas restaurant, mixing tradition and vanguard and so that guests can enjoy a taste of Spain with a lively social atmosphere. Freixa launched his first restaurant at sea with MSC Cruises on board MSC Seaview with the Ocean Cay fish restaurant.
MSC Bellissima, like her sister ship MSC Meraviglia, will also feature award-winning pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury’s Chocolaterie and Chocolate Bar, dedicated entirely to unique and elegant chocolate creations and desserts and a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Roy Yamaguchi’s Asian Market Kitchen on board MSC Seaside welcomed its first guests in December 2017. This innovative pan-Asian dining experience features three distinct restaurants– Teppanyaki, Sushi and Asian Fusion. This popular concept is also available on MSC Seaview which launched earlier this year.
Acclaimed Chinese chef Jereme Leung has continued to work with MSC Cruises and has developed a new hot pot restaurant for MSC Splendida, the Sea Pavilion. Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco has been collaborating with MSC Cruises for five years with special dishes for the Elegant Night menu and Christmas & New Year menus, as well as the DOREMI Chef by Carlo Cracco, a cooking activity for kids.