Global chef Mark Best opens Bistro at sea on Dream Cruises


In an incredible coup, new Asian luxury cruise line Dream Cruises has snared Internationally-acclaimed Australian chef Mark Best for his first restaurant at sea – Bistro.

Best also consults on the menus for premium cruise line Holland America Line.

Genting Dream is the inaugural cruise ship of Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line. With menus featuring contemporary Western cuisine, ‘Bistro’ promises Dream Cruises guests an inspired dining experience from a chef who has garnered international recognition for an uncompromising approach.

Dream Cruises President Thatcher Brown said: “We are delighted that Mark has brought his truly unique flair to the dining experience onboard Genting Dream.

“‘Bistro’ will offer guests an unprecedented at sea dining concept. Mark will also contribute to our culinary enrichment programme onboard to broaden our guests’ knowledge and inspire their creativity.”

A recognised champion and advocate of the highest-quality Australian, farm-grown and reared produce, Chef Best promises an amalgam of Western and Asian-inspired ingredients and flavours, according to Dream Cruises.

Best is universally recognised for his critically-acclaimed Sydney-based restaurant ‘Marque’, followed by further success with Pei Modern in Melbourne and Sydney.

He is among a distinguished few to achieve 19/20 in the Good Food Guide, an independent, anonymous and unbiased annual restaurant guide published by the Sydney Morning Herald.

 “I am very excited to be introducing my very first restaurant at sea, onboard Genting Dream,” Mr Best said.