Classes focus on cuisines of ship’s destinations
By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva
The ultra-stylish Seven Seas Splendor debuts in February with a sea of on board activities. One, bound to delight foodies and people who enjoy cooking, is the Culinary Arts program.
Caribbean and Mediterranean delights
Tip your toque to these two-hour long culinary courses
Here’s the short list of tasty topics:
- Caribbean island fusion focuses local traditions and native ingredients. Recipes reveal influences of France, Spain, Africa, India and China.
- Farmstand Fabulous zeroes in on how to shop and cook like a chef. Participants learn to shop like a blank canvas that shapes up depending on seasonal ingredients. Recipes change depending on the region and time of year.
- Treasures of the Aegean delves into the mythology of Greek food of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Santorini.
More culinary choices
- Batter up teaches how to prepare French crêpes, Tuscan flatbread, Santorini tomato fritters and Turkish zucchini fritters and more.
- The Nourished Kitchen: Plant-based comforts. Is like it sounds.
- Sensuous Spain starts with a glass of sangria blanca to whet your appetite for Spanish tapas.
- World of Flavor Street Food. If you find joy fetching food from street vendors you will eat up this class. It focuses on finding happiness in picking up a buttery Belgium waffle or delicious falafel at family-run stalls.
Curriculum for all tastes and levels
Kathryn Kelly, executive director of culinary enrichment, leads this culinary voyage. “Our curriculum appeals to every experience levels,” says Kathryn. “We teach culinary techniques that chefs use every day. Our recipes easily transfer to a dinner party at home.”
Students at the Culinary Arts Kitchen receive personalized, hands-on training. There’s even large-screen monitors to view the action. There are 18 individual cooking stations with top-of-the-line induction cooktops.
Food-centric RSSC dishes out delights like this shrimp dish photographed by Richard Pietschmann
A foodie’s delight
The culinary program blends well Regent Seven Seas dedication to serving some of the finest cuisine at sea. Each of its luxury ships provides several dining choices. One of which is its signature Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea. There’s also Asian-centric Pacific Rim, and the elegant Prime 7 steakhouse. Alternate selections are the French-flavored Chartreuse, and Italian-style Sette Mari at La Veranda.
To book Regent Seven Seas cruises contact a Pavlus Travel Specialist.