Paul Gauguin Cruises
About This Line
On each ship, the main dining room, L'Etoile, serves French food with Polynesian flair and is open only for dinner. For breakfast and lunch, you either order off the menu or make your selections from the extensive buffet in La Veranda, which often features fare with an international theme. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed into an elegant, reservation-only dining venue featuring gourmet cuisine. In 2013, the culinary creations of Jean-Pierre Vigato, chef and owner of the Michelin two-star Restaurant Apicius in Paris, made their appearance on Paul Gauguin Cruises vessels—in L’Etoile aboard Tere Moana and in La Veranda on the Paul Gauguin. Paul Gauguin also has Le Grill for a more casual dining experience for all meals; breakfast is a buffet, and lunch includes a choice of grilled favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruits, while dinner features Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere.
All beverages, including soft drinks, spirits, beer, wine, and bottled water are included in the fare, and wines chosen to complement the menu are served at lunch and dinner. There is a separate charge for premium wines by the bottle and some other premium alcohol. For those on special diets, three options—vegetarian, light and healthy, and no salt—are available.