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La Reserve by Oceania Creates The Perfect Pairing at Sea of Gourmet Foods & Wine Aficionados

La Reserve by Wine Spectator is the exclusive 24-seat wine and food pairing restaurant-at-sea featured on Oceania’s Riviera and Marina ocean liners. From its dining venues to a hands-on Bon Appétit Culinary Center (all of which are driven by celebrity chef Jacques Pépin), it comes as no surprise that Oceania won the Best for Foodies award in the 2015 Fodor’s World's Best Cruises list. As good as the food is, people don't just show up for the gourmet cuisine, as wine connoisseurs seek out the La Reserve venue to explore new pairings and socialize with fellow aficionados.

"At Oceania, we linked with the editors of Wine Spectator to conceive the ultimate luxury wine and food pairing experience. We defined the three menus offered—Discovery, Odyssey and Connoisseur—as unique choices for our guests," explained Senior Executive Chef, Laurent Trias. “We wanted our guests to be surrounded with the best in china, crystal, tablescape and custom furniture. We wanted to share our knowledge with the guests, [so they can] understand the rationale behind each ingredient served and the wine that complements each choice.” 

Tricia Conover

Tricia Conover, DipWSET,CSS, GrapeStone Concepts, is a wine and travel writer. Tricia, is WSET® Diploma of Wine, CSS Certified Spirits Specialist, and (C.W.P.) from the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, Napa Valley. Sh Tricia is the Contributing Wine and Travel Editor, PRiME Magazine. Tricia is a freelance writer for The SommJournal, The Clever Root, Signature Bride, FWT Magazine and L...(Read More)

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