February 21, 2013
Posted in: Forever Cunard
On BBC1’s “The One Show” recently – watched by around 5 million people daily – there was a very special feature on our good friend, Commodore Ron Warwick. As many of you will know, Commodore Warwick spent many years as Master of Cunard ships, notably QE2 and Queen Mary 2 just as his father, Commodore Bill Warwick, who was the first Master of QE2, had done before him.
The One Show have a series where notable people recall special meals at key moments in their lives. Commodore Warwick was invited to revisit the very special day in 2004 when Queen Mary 2 was named in Southampton and we were delighted to welcome Commodore Warwick and his wife Kim back aboard, along with The One Show film crew and presenter Angellica Bell.
First stop was the Bridge, where Commodore Warwick recalled his father’s presence at the naming of QE2 back in 1969 and QE2′s role in the Falklands War.
Then the cameras turned to our Executive Chef Nicholas Oldroyd and his galley team who were busy re-creating the exact meal enjoyed by Commodore Warwick and the many guests at Queen Mary 2′s naming on that extraordinary day back in 2004.
Seated in the Queen Mary 2′s Britannia restaurant, Commodore Warwick, Angellica and his table of invited guests enjoyed a four course meal of duck, pheasant, tenderloin of beef and chocolate mouse fondant. All of which Commodore Warwick declared to be ‘just as good’ as the first time around!
Thank you Commodore Warwick and thank you to the chef and his colleagues for recreating such a wonderful meal – I remember it well.
In 2014 Queen Mary 2 will celebrate her 10th birthday and we plan some very special events and voyages of which you will hear more soon.
I trust you are keeping well.