Champagne and culinary masterpieces—here’s the luxe life at its finest. By Gayatri Moodliar

Pairing your alcohol with your food is a tale as old as time—it’s also a task that requires being able to recognise how flavours merge and take each other to a higher level. If the pairing is done well, the dining experience is heightened, and that’s what Oceania Cruises is planning to do with its Dom Perignon Experience at La Reserve. Each of the six courses will be paired with a different vintage of Dom Perignon’s line, and the whole experience is available to a maximum of 24 guests at a time.  

“We created this dinner to be sophisticated, memorable, a little bit decadent, but also a lot of fun. After all, champagne is all about celebration,” stated Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises. 

Oceania Cruises offers some of the most luxurious experiences you can imagine when you think about setting sail. The luxe ride caters to about 450 ports all across the world, and even offers a 180-day Around-The-World Voyage.  

Currently, the Dom Perignon Experience is available for all Riviera voyages and will be introduced aboard Marina beginning January 31, 2019. Of course, reservations are required, and the cost is $295 per guest. 

Here’s a look at the menu to get you thinking about your next cruise 

Dom Perignon Experience Menu 

  • Scallops “Rossini”, mole negro, roasted pineapple 

Comme un Rossini de St Jacques, mole negro et ananas rôti
Dom Perignon 2009 

  • Brittany blue lobster in yellow curry broth, coco foam 

Curry jaune de homard bleu, nuage de coco
Dom Perignon 2006 

  • Black truffle risotto, aged parmesan 

Risotto aux truffes noires et vieux parmesan
Dom Perignon 2006 

  • Seared wagyu beef sashimi style, sautéed arugula, blood orange-soya jus, caviar perlita 

Sashimi de boeuf wagyu, roquette sautée, jus à l’orange sanguine et soja, caviar d’aquitaine
Dom Perignon Rose 2004 

  • French A.O.C cheese plate, black currant-pepper paste, thyme flower 

Assiette de fromage A.O.C, pate de fruit cassis-poivre et fleur de thym
Dom Perignon Rose 2004 

  • Sakura tea “Geisha flower” ice cream, lemon caviar 

Glace au thé fleur de Geisha et citron caviar
Dom Perignon 2009 

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