Captain Mario and Chef Karine

Crew Profiles: 
Two years in a row Awards Winning Crew at the BVI boat show, Karine and Mario will make your dream vacation come true on Le REVE.

Mario holds a RYA Yacht Master offshore and a Marine certificate in Safety (STCW 95). He has been sailing and cruising for over 15 years and enjoys all water sports. Growing up in Quebec, Canada, he sailed on Lake Champlain in summer and the Keys & Bahamas in winter where he developed his strong sense for navigation and pilotage.

After being in bar & restaurant business for over 25 years as manager & owner of many landmarks in Quebec and also being an Artist manager, author & composer with his record label, it was time for a change. So in 2007 he sold everything in Canada to do what he like the most, sailing and meeting people.
Karine is a high energy woman for having been in the bar & restaurant business for over 15 years as barmaid and owner in Quebec where she met Mario 10 years ago, and also restaurant manager in South Florida. Her motto is “you deserve nothing but the best”. She studied wine in Montréal so don’t worry on the quality onboard. All her clientele over these years appreciated her professionalism, service skill and her always good mood. The meals preparation and presentation is her passion with sailing of course! She like different culture & cuisine ,Thai, Italian, Japanese, Francaise, Caribbean, etc...Give her your preference. She also holds marine certificates in Safety (STCW 95).
On « Le REVE « everything is flexible and can be adjusted. Mario & Karine will take care of all meals, drinks, mooring, docking, and navigation on the boat. If you want to learn we will be glad to teach you as much as you want. If you want to relax on the trampoline, read a book while sipping a frozen drinks, it’s up to you. This is your vacation. Sailing all day, relax in a quiet cove, snorkeling fantastic reefs or exploring the BVI nightlife, the choice is yours.
Their personalities and their worry for details will make of Mario & Karine the perfect crew on your unique and unforgettable vacation!

 

From Karine's galley aboard Le Rêve

Luncheon
 Smoked Gaspacho
☙ Luxury table Seafood paella with shrimp, clam, chicken, chorizo and saffron aioli

❧ A light selection of French charcuterie & cheese served with a warm selection of bread, fines olives, smoked salmon, hummus, pesto, salads and grilled vegetables

☙ Pan roasted Salmon accompanied by a delicate grapefruit vinaigrette and microgreen salad

Wine Pairing

 Minuty Rosé, Cote de Provence
 Jordan, Chardonnay 2013
 Duckhorn , Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Dinners
❦ First Course

☙ Mushroom Velouté, Truffle and Parmesan Crips 
 Coquilles St Jacques
 Salmon Tartare and Smoked Salmon Duo
☙ Foie Gras Poele on a Reduction of Apple

Entree

☙ Angus Filet of Beef with a Pinot Noir Reduction
☙ Grilled Spiny Lobster with Lemon Butter
 Chilean Sea Bass with Champagne Beurre Blanc

 Desserts

☙ Hot Valrhona Chocolate Fondant
 Grand Marnier Soufflé
 Madagascar Vanilla Creme Brule

Wine Pairing

❧ Stag Leap, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
❧ Paul Hob, Pinot Noir
❧ Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013