In Seine dining with Ducasse

Remarkable chef Alain Ducasse has launched his Ducasse Sur Seine lunch and dinner cruises, aboard a custom vessel designed to truly showcase the romantic Paris scenery.

Pick a Paris landmark, and you can be sure there’s a memorable dining experience nearby. Now, chef Alain Ducasse is inviting visitors to experience several Paris icons at once aboard his new 100-seat Ducasse sur Seine (External link) , a sleek, fully electric cruise boat custom-built for €11 million.

Just like falling into a French master’s painting, diners can now enjoy changing views of Paris’famous landmarks, all from elegant window-side tables decked in embroidered linen, set with fine Portuguese porcelain and Murano glass candles.

Contemporary French cuisine is prepared fresh on board to showcase sumptuous seasonal produce and favourite regional dishes. Ducasse’s menu celebrates the best produce of France including golden sea bass or flounder from Brittany, fine meats from Bordeaux and pink-white mushrooms from Île-de-France.

The menu also interprets favourite classics, such as warm guinea fowl stuffed with foie gras, pâté, vegetarian cocotte (cookpot) of spelt and violet artichokes.

An extensive wine and champagne list features 100 top selections from throughout France, and continues to evolve, incorporating new wines and reflecting seasonal trends.

During the cruise’s two-hour journey, guests can stroll along two outdoor terraces above the restaurant, savouring the splendours of Paris by day, or the illuminated scene by night.

Of special note, the evening cruise wraps up at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Such cruise highlights reflect the words on the vessel’s bow – voluptas urtis adposita, Latin for ‘the pleasures of the city revealed through the table’.