Cunard have released another exciting enhancement to the Queen Mary 2 for whilst she is in dry dock in early Summer 2016.

Carinthia Lounge

The current Winter Garden will be transformed in to the Carinthia lounge during the refit and is named after the well loved Carinthia ships.
The new space will have an elegant light and airy feel and will have the versatility to serve as a day and night time venue. The colours are to be powder blue, gold and cream with curved lounge seating and also dining tables and chairs around the new patisserie area. The venue will also feature a ‘Wine Wall’, Art deco inspired vertical metal screens and a dark walnut timber dance floor.
During the day you can take a light breakfast, lunch or even a special Champagne afternoon tea here and in the evening the venue will pair complimentary tasting plates with premium wines and have relaxed entertainment on offer.


Cunard have provided a sample, as below, of what will be on the menu and it sounds very inviting indeed!

Chilled Madagascan Vanilla Crème Fraiche Porridge with Fresh Berries
Passion Fruit, Organic Natural Yoghurt, Granola Verrine
Poached Rhubarb in Grenadine, Greek Yoghurt, Manuka Honey Pot

Sour Dough Toast with Maple Cured Bacon, Fried Egg and Monterey Jack Cheese

Mid Morning:
Speciality Tea /Coffee and Viennoiserie Pastries
Praline and Hazelnut Pretzel
New York Chocolate Babka
Pecan and Caramel Muffin

Scandinavian Individual Platter Boards
Classic Salmon Gravelax with Sweet Dill Orange Mustard Sauce, Skagen Baby Shrimp on Pumpernickel, Marinated Cray Fish with Sour Cream and Chives, Matjes Herrings

Smoked Charcuterie and Pate Individual Platter Boards
Smoked Goose, Smoked Venison with Cranberry Orange Relish, Duck and Madeira Pate, Black Forest Ham with Country Pickles, Artisan Crusty Bread
Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot, Parsnip, Farro and Rocket Salad with Carraway Dressing
Hot Smoked Salmon, Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad with Creamy Dill and Manuka Honey Yoghurt Dressing
Home-made Chicken and Mushroom Tarragon Crêpe Gratinated with Mornay Sauce
Spanish Style Frittata – Grilled Peppers, Onions, Potato and Chorizo, Manchego Cheese

Veuve Cliquot Champagne Afternoon Tea ($30pp)
Tomato and Olive Scone with Goats Cheese Mousse and Grape Compote
Roast Beef and Caramelised Onion Mini Whole Wheat Baguette
Strawberry, Pistachio and Frangipane Tart
Selection of Flavoured Scones: e.g. Almond and French Vanilla Bean

Bar, featuring premium wines by the glass
Selection of complementary tasting plates

This looks to be a very chic and relaxing venue so Im sure will prove very popular!

More news on the re fit is to be announced by Cunard so stay tuned for more updates….

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