P&O Cruises has unveiled the menus for its
two new restaurants, Angelo’s and Dragon Lady, which will add an international
flavour to its latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, when they join the
cruise line’s fleet in November.
With Italian and pan-Asian offerings, the two new dining options will bring a
relaxed sophistication to the contemporary cuisine served onboard the ships,
which have been heralded as game changers for the local cruise industry.
Taking its design inspiration from Angelo Frontoni, one of Italy’s best-known
photographers, Angelo’s offers a taste of la dolce vita, while Dragon Lady will
create an evocative Oriental dining experience with dark timbers and moody
lighting complementing its Asian cuisine.
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Sture Myrmell said the new restaurants
reflected the cruise line’s celebration of modern Australian cuisine with
influences taken from around the world.
“The menu at Angelo’s is a first for us and a move away from the traditional
trattoria style Italian dining. It features a mix of rustic Italian dishes with
a modern charm that incorporates the latest trends in Italian dining,” Mr
The result is a robust menu that includes traditional favourites like Linguini
Vongole and eight-hour Veal Ossobucco Gremolata as well as specialities like
Sicilian-style Sardines using fine Australian produce.
Meanwhile the atmosphere at Dragon Lady is exotic and seductive, and brings
together a fresh Asian menu that spans Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese,
Indonesian and Indian cuisines.
Highlights on the Dragon Lady menu include favourites such as Gaeng Daeng
Creamy Chicken Soup and Tempura-crusted Uramaki Sushi as well as a host of
exciting dishes like Singapore-style Soft Shell Crab, Kung Pao Masterstock
slow-cooked Beef Cheeks and a Salted 70% Dark Chocolate Cake.
Mr Myrmell said the two new restaurants were in keeping with the modern
Australian flavour of the ships and will be available to guests for a nominal
fee. Bringing together tastes from around the world, other dining options
onboard Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden will include the exciting new
international marketplace The Pantry, the Waterfront Restaurant and Luke
Mangan’s Salt grill, a favourite across P&O Cruises’ Australian fleet.
“Australians have a broad palate - they like to eat different foods and try new
experiences when they are on holiday, so we think the wide range of dining
options on Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden will really appeal,” he said.
Both restaurants are exclusively available on Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.