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P&O Australia’s alternate dining in former Holland America Line ships

Angelo's was inspired by Italian celebrity photographer Angelo Frontoni
Angelo’s and Dragon Lady will be a highlight of P&O Cruises Australia’s latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, according to svp Sture Myrmell.

The former Holland America Line’s Ryndam and Statendam respectively, these ships will make a spectacular debut on Sydney Harbour on November 25 with the company’s existing fleet of three.

Angelo Frontoni, the Italian celebrity photographer whose famous  subjects included Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot and Anna Magnani, was the inspiration for Angelo’s.  

‘The menu at Angelo’s is a first for us and a move away from the traditional trattoria style menus towards more contemporary Italian dining,’ Myrmell said.  

‘We’ve considered a mix of classic Italian dishes in the menu, but have also added a very modern take that incorporates the latest trends in Italian dining.’

He said the result is a robust menu with traditional Italian favourites like eight-hour Veal Ossobucco Gremolata, as well as modern specialities like Sicilian-style Fremantle Sardines using Australian produce.

He said Dragon Lady is ‘exotic and seductive,’ bringing together a modern Asian menu that spans Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indonesian and Indian cuisines.

He said both restaurants, which will carry a nominal charge, will be exclusive to Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.