MSC Cruises guests are set to discover new culinary delights as the cruise line has partnered with acclaimed French chocolatier and pastry chef, Jean-Philippe Maury, who will bring his culinary genius aboard the line’s ships.
“We constantly look to surprise and delight our guests with new and authentic culinary experiences. Jean-Philippe Maury is a world pastry champion who embodies passion, elegance, innovation and excellence – the same characteristics that distinguish MSC Cruises,” said Rick Sasso, president of MSC Cruises. “We partner with the world’s leading brands and individuals who lend us best practices in their fields to create unique and unforgettable experiences for our guests. Jean-Philippe’s artistic culinary creations are an exciting addition to the authentic Mediterranean and international culinary offerings already found across MSC Cruises fleet.”
As part of the first phase of the partnership, MSC is working with Maury to roll-out new choices aboard MSC Divina, sailing year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. This will result in new dessert offerings within the ship’s buffet, specialty restaurants and the MSC Yacht Club. Guests can expect his unique touch will add flair and some delicious culinary twists on original recipes. Following the introduction of Maury’s products on board Divina, MSC will introduce his menus and creations across other ships in the fleet.
In the second phase of the partnership, Maury will have a permanent and high-profile presence on the first of MSC Cruises next-generation ships, MSC Meraviglia. Part of the US$5.9 billion investment plan launched last year, the four Meraviglia and Meraviglia-plus generation ships will be the largest ever built by a European-based cruise line. Onboard guests will be able to enjoy a chocolate atelier with an open kitchen and watch the chocolatiers create masterpieces, as well as sample Maury’s specialty pastry and bakery menus.
Maury will also work with MSC to create a gourmet ice cream parlour and creperie located within the indoor promenade.