Silversea Unveils 'Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs' Cooking School Series for 2013
(15 January 2013) Acclaimed culinary trainer David Bilsland, a former instructor at
the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London, is again set to host
Silversea's exclusive "Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs"
interactive cooking school in 2013.
On 14 ultra-luxury
voyages across the globe, Chef Bilsland will present a programme developed in
collaboration with Jacques Thorel, a consulting Grand Chef Relais &
Châteaux. Silversea enjoys the privilege of featuring the only "Relais
& Châteaux L'École des Chefs" cooking school at sea. The innovative
programme -- which is offered completely free of charge -- provides guests with
a special culinary curriculum, including hands-on instruction, and entertaining
With the curriculum
for each of these cruises carefully designed to celebrate the cultural flavour
of the ship's itinerary, participating guests may prepare Cajun-spiced shrimp,
vegetable fritto misto, or spanakopita, as well as other international
delicacies. Highlights include specialised workshops covering an array of
topics from basic knife skills and kitchen terminology to sauces and baking;
cooking demonstrations with wine pairings and interactive Q&A sessions;
lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship's own culinary
team; a "Lunch and Learn" event offering small groups of guests a
chance to sample a delicious meal of specially prepared dishes; and inspired "Take
It Home" recipes that will give guests an edge when entertaining at
Also offered on
certain voyages, when the itinerary permits, is a "Market to Plate"
experience that provides an escorted tour of a local market followed by a
cooking class, and a "Culinary Outing," an instructor-escorted
excursion to a local restaurant, hotel or other venue where guests can enjoy a
unique culinary exploration.
Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of
the Americas, said: "What's really great about
our L'École des Chefs cooking school is that
it's free, fun and entertaining. And it lets our guests get hands-on training,
working side by side with an accomplished chef to learn new cooking techniques
and sample delectable dishes."
below is a small selection of the L'École des Chefs voyages for 2013:
Voyage 2336: Silver Wind departs Las Palmas 3 December on an 18-day
sailing to Cape Town with calls in Porto Novo, Praia, Dakar, Takoradi, Walvis
Bay, and Lüderitz. Silver Privilege fares start at US$5,450.
Voyage 3329: Silver Shadow departs Tokyo 29 September on a 10-day
sailing to Shanghai with calls in Hiroshima, Busan, Jeju, and Tianjin (Beijing).
Silver Privilege fares start at $4,350.
Voyage 3331: Silver Shadow departs Tokyo 19 October on a 12-day sailing
to Hong Kong with calls in Osaka, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Shanghai, and Xiamen. Silver Privilege fares start at $5,650.
departs Rome 19 November on a 7-day sailing to Málaga
with calls in Sorrento, Trapani, Valletta, La Goulette, and Cartagena. Silver
Privilege fares start at $2,050.
departs Málaga 26 November
on a 7-day sailing to Las Palmas with calls in Cádiz, Casablanca, Agadir,
Arrecife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Santa Cruz de la Palma. Silver Privilege
fares start at $2,750 for a Veranda Suite (Vista Suites are sold out).
departs Lisbon 29 April on a 14-day "Flavours of
Europe" voyage to Portsmouth with calls in Oporto (Leixoes), Vigo, Santander,
St Jean de Luz, Bordeaux, Quiberon, Saint-Malo, Guernsey, and Honfleur. Silver
Privilege fares start at $6,850 (for Adventurer Class accommodations).
departs Southampton 9 June on a 10-day sailing to Copenhagen
with calls in Honfleur, Oostende, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Warnemünde (Rostock),
and Helsingborg. Silver Privilege fares start at $4,150.
departs Los Angeles 1 February on a 31-day roundtrip
odyssey exploring the enchanting isles of the South Pacific with calls in the
Marquesas Islands, Rangiroa, Society Islands, Kiribati, and Hawaii. Silver
Privilege fares start at $14,550.
Voyage 3328: Silver Shadow departs Vancouver 12 September on a 16-day transpacific
voyage to Tokyo with calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Kodiak, Petropavlovsk
(Kamchatka), and Hakodate. Silver
Privilege fares start at $6,250
for a Veranda 1 Suite (Vista Suites are sold out).
a complete list of L'École des Chefs voyages,
visit Silversea.com and click on Life Onboard/Enrichment/Culinary & Wine Voyages/Cooking
Privilege fares listed above are cruise-only rates per guest, based
on double occupancy for a Vista Suite, unless indicated otherwise. Silver
Privilege is a capacity-controlled programme and subject to change.
About Relais & Châteaux
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 500 of the finest
hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954,
the Association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across
the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. It
is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who
share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are
privy to moments of exceptional harmony. For information on Relais &
Châteaux, please call (800) 735-2478 (US/Canada) or 00 800 2000 00 02 (UK) or
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 the expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver
Galapagos (debuting late 2013), Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass
all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar
regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between.
more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent.
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