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Bea Tollman’s culinary empire spans the globe – and it’s all built on good, traditional home cooking. John Honeywell enjoys a taste of Uniworld. There is an unmistakeable style about Uniworld’s river cruise ships. Full of flounces and fripperies where their rivals prefer minimalism and Scandi-chic, the line’s self-styled Super Ships such as the Maria Theresa,
A luxury voyage from Switzerland, through Germany, France and the Netherlands, complete with tastings on board and ashore. Cheers! For anyone with a taste for wine, a cruise on the Rhine with a winemaker on board to offer daily tastings, and more opportunities to sample the stuff ashore, is pretty much a dream come true.
Costa Cruises has introduced 14 new regional lunch and dinner menus that were created by a team of top Costa chefs led by Michelin-starred chef Fabio Cucchelli. The new menus reflect Italian heritage and authenticity with dishes rooted in the flavours of the fourteen regions of modern Italy. The development team studied a range of
Holland America Line is expanding its culinary offering with Food and Wined themed cruises on a range of sailings. Two European cruises will showcase UK guest chefs and food and wine experts. The first sailing to feature culinary guests on-board will be the 12-night Western Europe Explorer itinerary on ms Ryndam departing from Harwich on
Luxury barge operator Belmond Afloat in France is launching a Wine Academy for its guests travelling in Burgundy. The Wine Academy will include an immersive programme of talks about Burgundy and its wines, and can be tailored to guests accordingly, from introductory level to those who are budding wine collectors. Wine master Pascal Wagner has
MSC Cruises is offering a limited series of journeys through flavours and cultures with three wine-themed cruises with expert-led tastings and talks and excursions to wine estates. Whether in Provence, Barcelona or the historic Roman port of Civitavecchia, ‘On The Wine Routes’ will immerse guests in the fascinating and ancient world of Mediterranean wine production,
Olly Smith has been on a number of trips on the Azura and has a few more planned throughout the year. During these cruise breaks he has presented a number of wine-tasting sessions at The Glass House and also taken part in one-to-one discussions where he enjoys listening to feedback about the different wines from
Crystal Cruises has secured star guest chefs and wine experts for its October Wine & Food Festival cruises in the Mediterranean and New England. Henri Brosi, executive chef of The Dorchester Hotel, will showcase the techniques that have earned him worldwide acclaim during a 10-night Canada & New England cruise on 19 October from Montreal
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer food and wine connoisseurs a rare treat this fall: an incomparable journey through Australia’s vibrant wine region, featuring stays at luxurious boutique hotels, sumptuous meals paired with regional wines, and exclusive tastings at the region’s best vineyards. These activities and more will be available as part of “Australian Food
Continuing its mission to showcase the finest cooking from restaurants all around North America, Seabourn Cruise Line in 2005 has gathered another posse of award-winning chefs to star in the second season of its Chefs’ Circle series of culinary cruises aboard the ultra luxury, all-suite Yachts of Seabourn: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend.
Celebrity chef and TV presenter Ken Hom celebrates oriental cuisine in six-star style on board Seven Seas Voyager, when he hosts an exclusive 11 night Oriental Extravaganza cruise next August. This journey of oriental delights will cover such culinary styles as Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Chinese; during which Ken will host a variety of