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

The curriculum concentrates on recipes from the Caribbean and the Mediterranean–where Splendor spends her inaugural season.

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.



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