MSC Cruises has announced a new partnership with award-winning Spanish chef Ramon Freixa.

Two dishes that will be featured on MSC’s ships include Duck Royal and Glazed Pluma of Iberian pork as well as a choice of authentic tapas.

The world famous chef is known for his ability to create a balance between tradition and avant-garde, taking his inspiration from his Mediterranean roots.

As well as being awarded with two Michelin Stars and three Sol Repsol awards for his restaurant in Madrid, he has also been recognised with many accolades for culinary excellence as best chef and best restaurant.

With two restaurants in Madrid, one in Columbia, appearances on Spanish Celebrity Masterchef and author of four books, Ramon holds international appeal.

“My cuisine is based on three elements: produce technique, feeling and a search for magic, in which each dish is conceived to tell a story in sequences of flavour, texture and colour. I have incorporated this approach to the recipes that I have created exclusively for MSC Cruises, reflecting our shared passion for the Mediterranean,” he said.

Guests in MSC’s Yacht Club will be able to try Ramon’s sumptuous Glazed Pluma of Iberian pork with sautéed vegetables as well as a choice of tapas. In the main dining room, guests can try Ramon’s Duck Royal with cream of foie gras and onions.

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises said “We are delighted to welcome Chef Freixa to our already impressive line-up of international chefs and restaurateurs, each selected as leading global experts in their respective cuisines. With their own distinct styles, flair and vision, together they create a unique fine-dining experience for our guests. We seek to work with world-class experts in their field and to collaborate with partners who hold the same core values as us. Ramón Freixa is the perfect partner for us, sharing our strong Mediterranean heritage, the desire to innovate, a commitment to excellence and a real passion for food.”

Ramon joins five other internationally renowned chefs who are currently collaborating with MSC Cruises. Most recently, Roy Yamaguchi’s Asian Market Kitchen on board MSC Seaside welcomed its first guests in December 2017. This innovative pan-Asian dining experience features three distinct restaurants– Teppanyaki, Sushi and Asian Fusion. This popular concept will also be available on MSC Seaview which will be the next MSC Cruises ship to launch in June this year.