The World Welcomes Two Michelin-Star Chef Kiko Moya of Alicante, Spain’s L’Escaleta Restaurant

Guest Chef Prepares One-Night-Only Dinner Onboard One-of-a-Kind Residential Ship


LONDON, ENGLAND (17 May 2022) – The World, Residences at Sea, is delighted to welcome renowned Two Michelin-Star Guest Chef Kiko Moya in June 2022 to prepare a one-night-only dinner for residents of the private residential ship as it sails from Gijon, Spain on its continuous global journey. One of the country’s most decorated chefs, Kiko Moya of Alicante, Spain’s L’Escaleta restaurant, will bring his avant-garde gastronomy to Portraits, The World’s haute cuisine, fine-dining restaurant, and becomes the latest chef to join the mega-yacht’s distinguished Guest Chefs Program.

“This promises to be a highlight amongst the many unique epicurean experiences that are only available to The World’s residents,” says the ship’s Senior Executive Chef Geoffrey Murray. “Chef Kiko is a highly accomplished chef and his cuisine is designed to tell a story through a series of dishes, while showcasing the most sumptuous local produce sourced from surrounding mountains, market gardens and the Mediterranean Sea. Our residents will go on an enticing culinary journey which blends Basque cuisine with classic Valencian gastronomy.”

The formal, black-tie dinner will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a multi-course meal paired with a variety of wines chosen from The World’s wine cellar which has a capacity of 15,000 bottles. The flavours of Chef Kiko’s innovative cuisine will be complemented with selections from the ship’s award-winning wine list offering more than 1,200 hand-picked selections from 20 countries.

As the first Spanish Guest Chef to have visited The World, Residents can expect a tasting menu full of delicacy and skill. Recipes have been passed on from generation to generation, rich in traditional flavours and updated with a modern slant. Dishes may include Basque Fish Stew with Garlic and Peppers, Cured Red Shrimp, and the signature “Arroces al Cuadrado”, a dry squared rice enhanced by various seasonings, finishing with a Mediterranean Mountain Essence.

“Since childhood I’ve always been in contact with the hospitality world, helping with my parent’s restaurant business,” says Chef Kilo. “Although I still find it difficult to define my cuisine, I now understand what I like and what I do not. The secret for me is to have fun and to be honest with your work. I look forward to surprising residents of The World with my techniques and flavours and stimulating their senses.”

With experience honed at Spain’s elBulli and El Celler de Can Roca, building on 40 years of heritage at L’Escaleta, Chef Kiko promises a singularly exceptional dining experience and bringing the tranquil, family-run restaurant exclusively onboard.

This is but one of a number of thrilling culinary adventures available to The World’s residents. As the privately-owned mega yacht, home to only 150 families from around the world, circumnavigates the globe, acclaimed chefs and winemakers are invited by the ship’s own Food & Beverage department professionals to come aboard to showcase their heritage by hosting dinners, master classes, tastings, and cooking demonstrations.

Calling at more than 100 destinations annually, including the finest wine-producing regions and gastronomic hubs, residents have the opportunity to immerse themselves in new flavours and gourmand cultures. From sampling local delicacies at neighbourhood markets to tastings at privately owned vineyards, the experiences are endless.

Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 20 countries own the homes on board and share interests in world cultures, history, and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and service.

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