Holland America Line Extends Culinary Cruise Program
The recognition of Holland America Line’s Culinary Cruise program has prompted the road to increase the special-events sailings into 2023. The road introduced on February 7 that 5 movie star cooks will every sail aboard one of many cruise line’s 11 ships on itineraries across the globe.
The foodie-focused voyages will allow cruise friends to work together with the cooks, study their cooking secrets and techniques, and luxuriate in specially-prepared menus within the ships’ eating venues.
5 Cooks on 5 Holland America Ships
Holland America Line will once more carry celebrated cooks onboard 5 of its ships this yr in an extension of the Culinary Cruise program that debuted in 2022. The entire taking part cooks from final yr will return in 2023, and all are members of the road’s elite Culinary Council.
They embody well-known Chef Rudi Sodamin, who serves as Grasp Chef for Holland America Line and final yr was named Head of Culinary Arts for sister line Princess Cruises. Each strains are Carnival Company manufacturers.
Holland America Line Vice President of Meals, Beverage and Visitor Providers Michael Stendebach stated, “Our Culinary Cruises have confirmed to be standard with our friends who respect accessing these wonderful cooks, and we’re excited to have our Culinary Council members again on board in 2023. We try to domesticate distinctive experiences for our friends, and to study from a famend chocolatier or the world’s foremost sushi grasp is one thing we hope they are going to at all times bear in mind.”
Visitors crusing on Culinary Cruises can watch cooking demonstrations by the chef featured on their ship and are invited to take residence recipes from the demos. Additionally they can meet the chef at a “espresso chat,” and luxuriate in particular, reservation-only dinners at specialty eating places Pinnacle Grill, Rudi’s See de Mer, and Nami Sushi.
Signature dishes by every chef might be featured in varied eating places in the course of the cruises, and one dinner within the predominant Eating Room on each cruise will supply a set of dishes from the Culinary Council members. The entire culinary-related occasions are free to friends aside from the reservation-only specialty restaurant dinners.
Meet the Cooks
The elite group of cooks returning to Holland America Line ships this yr embody:
Ethan Stowell will sail aboard the two,650-guest Koningsdam throughout a 35-day Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas cruise from February 18 to March 25, roundtrip from San Diego.
Stowell is thought for his artistic use of flavors from the Pacific Northwest in recipes that includes sustainably sourced Alaska seafood. His dishes are also featured at New York Pizza and Lido Market throughout the Holland America fleet. Stowell is founder and CEO of ESR (Ethan Stowell Eating places), which operates a number of eating places in Washington State and in New York Metropolis.
Andy Matsuda will sail on the two,106-guest Nieuw Amsterdam throughout her 14-day Nice Alaskan Explorer Could 7 to 21, working roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Japanese-born chef oversees the sushi choices at Holland America Line’s Nami Sushi, Tamarind, and Lido Market venues. The chef additionally runs the Matsuda’s Sushi Chef Institute in Los Angeles.
David Burke will be a part of the two,104-guest Eurodam for her 20-day Panama Canal cruise from April 9 to 29, cruising from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle. In accordance with the road, he’ll improve the menu at Pinnacle Grill with up to date flavors and signature recipes.
Burke, who has been featured on “Iron Chef America” and “Prime Chef Masters,” has 5 eating places. His #FeedtheHeroes program ready 100,000 meals to frontline staff and charities in the course of the pandemic.
Jacques Torres will carry his experience to the 1,432-guest Zaandam on her 11-day Atlantic Coast cruise from April 18 to 29, crusing from Fort Lauderdale to Montreal, Canada.
The French-trained artisan chocolatier and grasp chef makes a speciality of chocolate desserts and can information the onboard Chocolate Shock parade. The previous government pastry chef at Le Cirque, in New York, has a chocolate manufacturing facility and a number of other stores within the metropolis. He’s a James Beard Award winner.
Rudi Sodamin, who created Holland America Linen’s Culinary Council and is accountable for shipboard eating throughout the fleet, will be a part of the two,666-guest Nieuw Statendam on her 14-Day Northern Isles cruise from June 18 to July 2, crusing roundtrip from Copenhagen.
Sodamin, who hails from Austria, has written a number of cookbooks. His most up-to-date is an artwork desk e-book titled “Meals Faces.” Every chef might be aboard their designated “Culinary Cruise” for 4 to 14 days, the road stated.