The latest addition to Seven Seas Explorer, the “World’s Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built” is Pacific Rim, a brand new Pan-Asian specialty restaurant. Pacific Rim joins the sophisticated American steakhouse Prime 7 and the modern French gourmet restaurant Chartreuse as the third specialty restaurant onboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
Designed by leading architectural firm RTKL, Pacific Rim will feature a Zen-like ambiance. Guests will be greeted by a modern interpretation of a Tibetan prayer wheel in the restaurant lobby. The large cylindrical sculpture spans from floor to ceiling with decorative panels embossed with wishes for good fortune. The prayer wheel gives way to a dramatic entry flanked by doors reminiscent of an Asian temple.
The interior features muted lighting that illuminates intricate architectural details. Wall-coverings, such as slightly iridescent crystalline matrix stones and Thai wood carvings, add texture and tactile warmth throughout the space.
To complement the stunning décor, Pacific Rim’s chefs created a diverse menu of Pan-Asian creations. The first course includes such delicacies as tempura encrusted crispy soft shell crab, caramelized cassia-braised pork belly topped with grilled diver scallop, and a seaweed and wakame salad drizzled with a black pepper soy and onion dressing.
Entrée’s include 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.
Pacific Rim is the first Asian fusion specialty restaurant on board Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Seven Seas Explorer will sail its maiden voyage in July 2016. The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before making its North American debut in Miami in December. Contact us if you’d like to sail on one of the Explorer’s inaugural season itineraries.