Celebrating the culinary traditions of Asia, Pacific Rim is the perfect addition to the restaurant collection aboard Seven Seas Explorer®. The Pan-Asian specialty restaurant joins the sophisticated American steakhouse Prime 7 and the modern French gourmet restaurant Chartreuse, in addition to the hallmark Continental restaurant of Compass Rose and the casual daytime eatery of La Veranda, which transforms into the Italian sensation of Sette Mari at La Veranda in the evenings.
As for Pacific Rim’s inventive menu offerings, guests will be in for a culinary tour of Asia’s diverse cuisine. They can expect artfully plated Pan-Asian creations with delightful first courses highlighted by a tempura encrusted crispy soft shell crab with a touch of heat from a green chili aioli, and a succulently caramelized cassia-braised pork belly topped with perfectly grilled diver scallops; a seaweed and wakame salad drizzled with a black pepper soy and onion dressing. After a sensational starter, guests may choose from an array of delectable entrées, such as tempura battered Canadian lobster with shiso leaf finished with an orange ponzu sauce and spicy mayo, a miso-spiced black cod wrapped in hoba leaf accompanied by pickled daikon and spicy den miso, and grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops, wok-fried beans, eryngii mushroom and gochujang dressing. Serving as the perfect complement to the dishes is the Zen-like ambiance especially created by the leading international architecture and design firm RTKL. Guests are greeted by a modern interpretation of a Tibetan prayer wheel in the restaurant lobby which sets the mood for the visual and culinary feast to come.
The highlight of their design is the use of muted light throughout Pacific Rim, which illuminates intricate architectural details. In addition, airy floor-to-ceiling partitions formed from a combination of traditional Japanese rain chains suspended from frames and customary Chinese screens infuse a sense of intimacy. Demure wall-coverings, such as slightly iridescent crystalline matrix stones and Thai wood carvings, add texture and tactile warmth throughout the space. Along the ceiling, brushed brass cubes with an antiqued patina form a latticework design that simultaneously reflects and diffuses light cast by interspersed recessed ceiling lamps. Pacific Rim will be yet another historical first for guests to experience aboard Seven Seas Explorer®, as this is the first Asian fusion specialty restaurant on board Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. Other notable firsts include, taking a class at Regent’s first cooking school at sea called the Culinary Arts Kitchen and dining at the brand new Chartreuse specialty restaurant. Which new feature, restaurant or suite are you most looking forward to experiencing aboard the world’s most luxurious ship next summer?