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news • June 4th, 2024

JRE Chef Juan Carlos Ferrando will be part of the Swan Hellenic Culinary Expedition from Ireland to Iceland


Chef Juan Carlos Ferrando, member of the restaurant association JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs will be on a 13-day Swan Hellenic Cruise to explore the North Atlantic islands including Britain’s most northerly islands and Iceland. During this voyage he will cook signature dishes for the guests on board. Chef Juan Carlos participation is a highlight of the Maris project, a partnership between Swan Hellenic and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs, aiming to redefine high-end cruise gastronomy with exclusive culinary experiences.

Juan Carlos Ferrando from Juan Carlos Ferrando Restaurant in Spain will be onboard the SH Vega departing from Dublin and arriving in Reykjavik. This cruise is from the 4th until the 16th of June 2024. Throughout this North Atlantic Islands cruise, guests will have the pleasure of indulging in his signature dishes and a specially curated menu for a Gala Dinner. He will entertain guests with a captivating cooking show and lead gastronomic excursions ashore, providing an opportunity to explore local culinary traditions and specialties. 

This cruise, titled "In the wake of Celts and Vikings" will sail from Ireland, to discover Scottish isles from the Hebrides to the Shetlands and Orkney, before heading to the Danish outpost of the Faroe Islands, and finally on to the land of Fire and Ice - Iceland. With rugged landscapes, picturesque villages, and evidence of Norse and prehistoric settlements, guests will experience culture and friendly hospitality on remote islands that have been occupied since ancient times. As the crew cruises past highlands and islands, participants will enjoy the unrivaled natural beauty and gaze in awe at the crowds of nesting birds and migratory species. The final destinations lie in Iceland – a fascinating land forged in the twin crucibles of ice and fire. 

The collaboration seamlessly combines the culinary prowess of JRE chefs with Swan Hellenic's luxury ships. These innovative chefs blend culinary skill with a dedication to tradition, sustainability, and locally sourced ingredients, offering extraordinary interpretations of the regions explored.