Explora Journeys Partners with Renowned Chef Mauro Uliassi

Explora Journeys has announced a partnership with world-renowned Italian chef Mauro Uliassi to curate a culinary experience for guests onboard Explora I. Guests can experience the menu from the inaugural journey commencing on July 17 until the arrival in New York on September 25, 2023. As the first guest chef at Anthology, one of 11 culinary experiences onboard, Chef Uliassi and his team will showcase an "artful blend of tradition and modernity in Italian cuisine."

Chef Uliassi is knwn for his innovative approach to Italian cuisine, and his culinary creations have earned him worldwide acclaim. He gained three Michelin stars at his restaurant Uliassi in Senigallia near Ancona on the Adriatic coast in Italy. His cuisine reflects his passion for the sea and his respect for the environment, making him an ideal fit for Explora Journeys' ethos of sustainable and locally sourced dining experiences.

Explora I’s Anthology restaurant is defined as a culinary stage for guest chefs to curate menus in collaboration with Franck Garanger, Explora Journeys’ head of culinary, showcasing global cuisines, along with wine pairings by winemakers for a culinary experience. The restaurant also provides an opportunity to dine al fresco.

Anthology on EXPLORA I
Anthology Restaurant (Explora Journeys)

Guests onboard Explora I can expect a carefully crafted menu that showcases the best of Chef Uliassi's creations, using only ingredients sourced primarily from local producers. Note that dining at Anthology is not part of the inclusive culinary experiences. 

The naming ceremony for Explora I will take place in Civitavecchia near Rome, Italy on July 8, followed by its inaugural journey departing on July 17 from Southampton, U.K. for a 15-night sailing into Norwegian fjords and the Arctic Circle to Copenhagen, Denmark.

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