Silversea Cruises launches Special Culinary and Wine Cruises for 2007

Travel News Asia Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Silversea Cruises is spicing up its 2007 schedule with an enticing collection of 6 Culinary Arts and 5 Wine Series voyages.

The popular enrichment cruises will showcase the artistry of award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world, including Relais & Chteaux Relais Gourmands, the distinguished international association of boutique hotels and restaurants, while wine experts from an array of prestigious estates and wineries will be on hand to host the Wine Series voyages.

"Our culinary and wine theme cruises offer the perfect blend of education and entertainment that appeals to our sophisticated clientele's desire for personal growth and cultural enrichment," said David Morris, Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Every year they continue to grow in popularity with our guests, and were delighted to roll out a brand new selection of these special enrichment voyages for 2007."

Culinary Arts Voyages

On 6 culinary sailings, guest chefs will display their exceptional talents during informative and entertaining cooking demonstrations. Guests can taste and learn firsthand the secrets of enticing signature dishes created by award-winning chefs like Anne Desjardins, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond chef/owner of L'Eau La Bouche in Ste-Adle, Qubec; Cal Stamenov, executive chef of Marinus, the Mobil Four-Star restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, California; and Gale Gand, host of Food Network's Sweet Dreams cooking show and executive pastry chef and partner of Chicagos Tru, a Mobil Four Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant.

The Culinary Arts enrichment voyages also feature escorted trips to international markets, food and wine pairings, creative regional dishes, and a five-course grand gourmet dinner. Throughout these special voyages, the featured guest chef and Silverseas executive chef are on hand to share their culinary expertise and answer any questions.

Wine Series

Travellers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling some of the worlds finest vintages and visiting world-famous wineries, cellars and vineyards aboard 5 wine-themed cruises. Top experts like David Elswood, international head of the wine department at Christie's, the world's oldest auctioneer of fine wines, and Eduardo Pulenta, Jr. of the award-winning Pulenta Estate, one of Argentina's hottest new winemakers, will be on board to provide enriching lectures, conduct special tastings of vintage blends and guide Silverseas guests on excursions to celebrated wineries and vineyards in select ports of call.

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