“What’s on the menu?” A closer look at Pullmantur’s new culinary offering


One of the finest aspects of any cruise is the culinary experience that one can enjoy on board the ship. Warm fragrant soups, succulent steaks, refreshing salads and eye-catching desserts are just some of the things you can enjoy during your time on board. Foodies will therefore be elated to discover that Paco Roncero - one of Spain’s most renowned culinary geniuses – has recently joined forces with Pullmantur Cruises.

The two Michelin-starred chef and winner of an award from the Spanish Academy of Gastronomy runs some of the most impressive restaurants in the world, including Sublimotion, on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Now, he has offered to bring his experience, passion and creativity to the seas by inspiring a range of dishes for passengers to enjoy. You will be able to enjoy a range of classic dishes created by Paco Roncero throughout the duration of your cruise. An example menu may include the following dishes:

Example Paco Roncero Menu

  • Our Ceasar salad
  • Marinated salmon with a salad of pineapple, cucumber and fennel
  • Tomato tartar with a cream of mozerella cheese and fresh basil
  • Cream of pumpkin with clams and balsamic reduction
  • "Gazpacho" with its traditional garnishes
  • Spanish almond soup with scallops and green asparagus
  • Roasted vegetable salad, tofu cream and black olive dressing
  • Creamy mushroom risotto with watercress
  • Classic tomato soup
  • Cream of zucchini with almonds
  • Orange flavoured pumpkin risotto with duck confit
Main courses
  • John Dory fillet with a garlic herb sauce and palm honey
  • Hake fillet with a cream sauce from smoked paprika and herbs
  • Cod poached in olive oil in a light sauce of leeks and potato flavoured with walnut oil
  • Braised beef cheeks in red wine, with olive oil flavoured mash potato and green beans
  • Tender iberico pork shoulder with bbq sauce and yoghurt salad
  • Baby land leg with potato gratin and white bean mousse
  • Supreme of chicken stuffed with vegetables and wild mushrooms with a light apple cream
  • Fried eggs with fried potato and fried Spanish peppers
  • Spanish style ratatouille with poached eggs
  • Kale with avocado and smoked tofu with dried fruits and roasted nuts
  • Sauteed vegetables with lemon and thyme cream
  • A casserole of vegetable and seitan topped with a mashed potato crust
  • Fettucine in one of a selection of sauces
  • Tofu burger with soy sauce
  • Classic lasagne bolognaise
  • Mahi Mahi fillet with a broth from Iberico pork and pisto
  • Pork tenderlion with honey apple and caramelised onions
  • Catalan creme with cherry ice cream and orange crisp
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Lemon meringue tart
  • Fruit salad
  • Ice cream selection
  • Tart of dark chocolate and nougat with vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberry and marscapone mousse

In addition to the standard offering available, passengers will also have the opportunity to sample a very special collection of dishes during the Gala nights. Here is an example of what you might be able to enjoy:

Example Gala Night Menu


Iberico ham croquettes
Crunchy puff pastry topped with tomato and zucchini

Main courses

Vegetable timbale and tomato emulsion
Grilled salmon with cauliflower cream and baby squid sauce
Beef tenderloin with mushrooms and stewed spring onions


Pineapple sorbet with coconut soup

Petit fours

These menus will certainly add a sense of glamour to your cruising experience, with the opportunity to try dishes inspired by the established Spanish chef during every evening of your cruise. Dishes will often be reflective of your surroundings, with the very finest Mediterranean and Spanish flavours reflected to their full potential. Every day, in addition to the regular offering, there will also be a special dish suggested by the chef – providing an opportunity to try something different.

Although the Mediterranean cruising season may be drawing to a close, you can enjoy the flavours of Paco Roncero’s gastronomic skill during a cruise to the Canary Islands. This is the perfect region to visit during the autumn and winter periods, with golden beaches and warmer climes that are sure to put a smile on your face. And, with Pullmantur’s all-inclusive package, you will be able to sit back and relax in the knowledge that all meals, drinks, port transfers, port taxes, on board entertainment and much more is included in the cost of your fare.

For more information or to book your next great-value cruise, contact Pullmantur Cruises via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.