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Explora Journeys Unveils Chef Claude Le Tohic As The Third Guest Chef At Anthology Onboard Explora I

Chef Claude Le Tohic earned three Michelin Stars for Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, while his current restaurant O' by Claude Le Tohic in San Francisco has received one Michelin Star.

Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle ocean travel brand of the MSC Group, is proud to announce its partnership with Chef Claude Le Tohic, a Chef-Partner of O’ by Claude Le Tohic in San Francisco, to curate an unparalleled culinary experience for guests on board EXPLORA I.  His experience features multiple Michelin-starred establishments, including Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand where he earned three Michelin stars.

Anthology, a celebration of global culinary talent, introduces Le Tohic as the latest guest chef to grace the unique culinary stage aboard EXPLORA I. Chef Claude Le Tohic will be the third guest chef to showcase his culinary talents at Anthology, one of 11 culinary experiences on board the ship. Guests can enjoy his curated menu from March until June 2024. EXPLORA I guests will have the opportunity to savour Chef Le Tohic’s creations to experience a culinary “Ocean State of Mind”.

Chef Claude Le Tohic

Chef Claude Le Tohic, of one Michelin-starred restaurant O’ by Claude Le Tohic in San Francisco is an icon in modern French cuisine, bringing his unparalleled expertise to Anthology as EXPLORA I sails along the North and Central American Pacific coast, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Mediterranean.

Alban Gjoka, Vice President of Food and Beverages, Explora Journeys commented, “As we continue to redefine luxury ocean travel, Anthology stands as a testament to our commitment to delivering unparalleled culinary experiences at sea. Chef Claude Le Tohic’s presence elevates this series to new heights, bringing a harmonious fusion of French sophistication and West Coast flavours onboard EXPLORA I.

Collaborating with Alban Gjoka and Franck Garanger, Explora Journeys’ Head of Culinary, Chef Le Tohic introduces his signature dishes that celebrate modern French cuisine, blending classic techniques with California’s finest produce. Highlights on the menu include Cannelloni of Scallop with an extravagance of black truffles, Parmesan foam and pastoral salad or his signature A5 Japanese Wagyu vegetable bouquet with black garlic condiment.

Chef Le Tohic’s culinary journey began in Northern France, where he honed his skills at multiple Michelin-starred establishments, including Jamin, Chef Robuchon’s first three Michelin-star restaurants in Paris.

Claude Le Tohic, inspired by the mantra “Cook as if you were doing it for your loved ones. Make sure to infuse it with passion,” conveyed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating: “I am delighted to partner with Explora Journeys in crafting a menu that resonates with the principles I hold dear. My passion for regional flavours and responsibly sourced ingredients aligns perfectly with the ethos of the brand. I anticipate infusing Anthology with innovative culinary methods intertwined with time-honoured recipes, promising an exceptional dining venture imbued with heartfelt passion.”

This collaboration marks the third in a series of partnerships with illustrious chefs, showcasing Explora Journeys’ commitment to culinary excellence at sea.


Dining at Anthology is a one-of-a-kind experience enabling discovery and enrichment and is not part of the inclusive culinary offering. An experience fee does apply.

EXOPLORA I will spend the spring in North America and the Caribbean Sea before returning to the Mediterranean for the summer 2024.