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Haute Cuisine on High Seas Cruise

The Paradise Elegance

Luxury cruise brand Paradise Cruises has scored a major coup with its Haute Cuisine on the High Seas cruise, departing the Paradise marina on 23 August, 2017.

Paradise Cruises’ newest boat, the Paradise Elegance, will welcome two-star Michelin star chef Thierry Drapeau and renowned Argentine winemaker Maximiliano Ortiz on board. The French chef will be cooking a five course feast for guests, paired with Argentinian wine from Trivento winery.

Edgar Cayanan, Paradise Cruise’s General Manager, was thrilled to welcome Mr Dapreau and Mr Ortiz to the Elegance, which is not only a first for Paradise Cruises but also Halong Bay.

“We are really proud to be the first and foremost assembly in Halong Bay to welcome a two-star Michelin Chef Thierry Drapeau,” said Mr. Edga Cayanan. “This event is a chance for Paradise Elegance to elevate the dining experience for our guests and emphasize our leading position in cruise line food and beverage.”

Costing and all-inclusive USD$3,500 per person, the Journey of Distinction itinerary includes a dinner cooked by the Michelin star chef, which will be paired with Trivento wine by their sommelier. After dinner, guests are invited to the Piano Bar for live music, cognac and cigars.

“What I like most about this special event is that dining experiences touch people’s emotions,” said Edgar. “We hope that dinner prepared by a Michelin chef will not only bring the essence French culinary to Halong Bay, but also bring a brand new wave of cruise tourism to Halong.”

Heavily influence by his father, Chef Drapeau has been passionate about cooking since he was a boy. After his apprenticeship under leading French chefs, he worked for a number of Michelin starred restaurants before opening his first restaurant in 1996.

Drapeau’s newest restaurant Restaurant Thierry Drapeau opened in 2004, and within six months was awarded its first Michelin star. The second Michelin star was received in 2011, with Drapeau becoming the first chef to obtain two Michelin stars in the Vendee region.

Trivento wine will be available over the course of the two day cruise, and during dinner, will feature its signature wine, the Eolo Malbec.

The winery has a history dating back to 1996, when it started growing grapes in Mendoza, Argentina — recognised as one of the wine capitals of the world. Mr Ortiz studied oenology in Argentina and joined the Trivento team in 2006. His first wine for Trivento was Trivento Reserve Malbec 2008.

The latest addition to the Paradise Cruises fleet will begin cruising the UNESCO World Heritage site in July, with the feast cementing Elegance II’s position as the finest dining experience in Halong Bay.

Each Paradise Elegance boat measures 61 meters long and 13 meters wide, making it the biggest overnight option in Halong Bay, ever.

In addition to 31 high-design cabins that range from 25-35 square meters and feature private balconies, walk-in closets, rain showers and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, the 900-ton steel crafts are outfitted with an array of upscale amenities including a spa with four treatment rooms.

About Paradise Vietnam

One of the leading providers of luxury hospitality services in Vietnam, Paradise Group also owns and operates Paradise Peak, a boutique, eight-suite ship tailor-made for families or small groups; the 156-room Paradise Suites and Paradise Trend hotels, the first and only boutique luxury hotels in Halong Bay; and three restaurants, including two in Hanoi that consistently rank on TripAdvisor among the top 10 dining venues in Vietnam’s capital.

Prices for the Aug. 23 culinary cruise start at US$ 3,500 per person per night based on twin/ double occupancy.

The other two culinary cruises planned for 2017 will be announced at a later date.

For more information about the Drapeau cruise, or to make a reservation, email or call (+84) 906 099 606.

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