Celebrity Chefs Spice Up Silversea Voyages
(4 September 2012) Renowned chefs and food writers are set to share some
of the world's finest gastronomic traditions on seven upcoming Culinary Arts
voyages aboard ultra-luxury
unique culinary theme cruises showcase the skills of culinary experts and
award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world,
including the internationally acclaimed chefs of Relais & Châteaux, the
distinguished international association of charming properties and gourmet
Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, said: "We're delighted to feature some of the
world's top chefs and rising stars on our Culinary Arts voyages. For
inquisitive luxury travellers who appreciate fine food and wine, these culinary
theme cruises are a great way to travel and learn."
The Flavours of Europe
special Culinary Arts voyage titled
"The Flavours of Europe", will take place aboard Silver Explorer's Expedition Voyage 7309, sailing 29 April to 13
May 2013, from Lisbon to Portsmouth, offering an array of culinary demonstrations
and activities on board and ashore.
this unique culinary sea adventure, guests will have the opportunity to visit a
farm near Bordeaux dedicated to the cultivation of heirloom fruits and
vegetables; learn how to prepare Basque pintxos (bite-sized delicacies);
partake in a gastronomic celebration at Château Kirwan in the Bordeaux
countryside; experience an authentic afternoon tea at a manor house in Guernsey;
and join Silversea's culinary team for a provisioning excursion to a seafood
market in Santander, Spain. The voyage will be hosted by Chef Rudi Scholdis, Silversea's culinary director; Chef David Bilsland, culinary trainer
for the "Relais & Châteaux L'Ecole des Chefs" cooking school
aboard Silversea; and Conrad Combrink,
Silversea's director of expeditions.
all Culinary Arts enrichment voyages, celebrity chefs will display their
exceptional talents during dynamic and informative cooking demonstrations where
guests can taste and learn firsthand the secrets of enticing signature dishes.
These voyages also feature escorted provisioning trips to international markets
(when the itinerary permits), food and wine pairings, creative regional dishes,
and a five-course grand gourmet dinner. Throughout these special sailings, the
featured guest chef and Silversea’s executive chef are on hand to share their
culinary expertise and answer any questions.
is a list of chefs tapped to host Culinary Arts voyages in the coming
Born in China, she is an authority on Asian culture and cuisine, an
award-winning author and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, and the author of
four cookbooks, including Ying's Best
One-Dish Meals and Cooking with Green
Tea. She will host a culinary
presentation on Silver Shadow's transpacific
Voyage 3227, 6 - 23 September 2012, Vancouver to Tokyo.
This Norwegian superstar chef, who earned two Michelin stars for Oslo's
legendary Bagatelle restaurant, will share his talents aboard Silver Wind's
Arabia and Indian Ocean Voyage 2237, 5 - 22 December 2012, Dubai to Mauritius.
Robert Wemischner: Based in
Los Angeles, this pastry chef and culinary educator has always been intrigued
by the flavour potential of ingredients, from turmeric to tea and from cumin to
coffee. Author of four books including his latest, The Dessert Architect, he will share his expertise aboard Silver Spirit's Voyage 5303, 17 January
- 1 February 2013, Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles.
Dale Gartland: A native
of Shropshire, England, Gartland is group executive chef for Relais & Châteaux
member properties The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and
Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, New Zealand. The award-winning chef will share
his modern European cuisine with guests on Silver
Shadow's Voyage 3302, 18 January - 1 February 2013, Auckland to Sydney.
Aaron Patterson: This top
chef won his first Michelin star at 23 and has been head chef since 1991 at
Hambleton Hall, a Relais & Châteaux member property in Rutland, England. Known for using the finest seasonal
ingredients to create sumptuous modern British cuisine, he will host a cooking
programme on Silver Shadow's
Singapore-to-Hong Kong Voyage 3305, 25 February to 6 March 2013.
Delia: One of Melbourne, Australia's most innovative chefs,
he has authored a cookbook and regularly appears on TV. His restaurants include
the much-awarded Maha Bar & Grill and recently launched St Katherine's. He will
be highlighting cuisine with an Asian twist for guests on Silver Shadow's Voyage 3311, 22 April - 6 May 2013, Hong Kong to
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi
Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line
industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite
vessels: Silver Cloud,Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver
Whisper and Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of
conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of Silver Explorer,
Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature
worldwide luxury cruises to
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating
destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been
voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler
(nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best
Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011).
International awards include "Best Innovation in Products and
Services" from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009);
"World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards
(2010); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of
Hospitality Sciences (2011); "Number One" small-ship line in the
Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller
magazine (2010); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" Excellence Award by
Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by
Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2011); and "Best
Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Travel Weekly China (2010).
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