August 15, 2011
We Are Cunard
Posted in: Queen Victoria
“The Hairy Bikers” are well known for their acclaimed British television series featuring a light hearted mix of cookery and travelogue. Currently travelling on board Queen Victoria is one half of the presenting duo, David Myers. I hope you enjoy reading about some of his experiences so far.
Born in Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria, David Myers decided to abandon his motor bike in favour of the Queens Grill on Queen Victoria on an 18 day Adriatic Discovery Voyage taking in the delights of Cadiz, Messina, Cephalonia, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice, Korcula, Gibraltar and Southampton.
David told fellow Cumbrian, Hotel Manager David Stephenson how delighted he was by the whole holiday. He said he loved going to the Queens Grill and experiencing great service and marvelous food. He said that he found it hard to believe for an operation of this size, the quality and the great attention and care he and his wife had received while on board.
David was unable to totally relax however, and asked, Queen Victoria’s own culinary superstar and well known native of Yorkshire, Executive Chef Mark Oldroyd to do a VIP Galley Visit. Mark, never wanting to miss a chance to showcase his kitchen was happy to oblige. David commented to Mark about the warmth of the crew and how everyone he had met all seemed happy to be working for Cunard on Queen Victoria. Mark also asked David if he would like to assist him in the cooking demonstration planned for later in the voyage. David didn’t say no – so we will see!!