Friday, 3 July 2009

Star Chefs Sail with Star Clippers! (by SV)

Here's a fun little press release this morning from the excellent Star Clippers and their flagship, the superb Royal Clipper. Looks like passengers on this 19 August sailing will be in for a real culinary treat!

Star chefs to sail with Star Clippers

From 19th – 29th August 2009 Star Clippers, which offers holidays on three of the world’s tallest and most beautiful clipper ships, has a team of top chefs and sommeliers on board Royal Clipper, the world’s largest square rigger, for a voyage from Venice to Rome calling in at Dubrovnik, Corfu, Taormina and Capri. Each day, the chefs will between them create specialities from the region in which the ship is sailing and every afternoon, culinary workshops will take place with wine tasting.

The culinary team includes Jean Marie Meulien, who over 14 years has attained three coveted Michelin stars at restaurant L’Oasis in La Napoule on the French Riviera. For several years, Meulien has acted as culinary consultant to Star Clippers, influencing the menus on board to great acclaim.

Other chefs on board for the 10-day voyage are Dieter Biesler of Germany’s five star Kempinski Gravenbruch hotel, holder of one Michelin star, Eric Trarieux from the prestigious Ecole Culinaire of Otto Koch and top sommeliers Christian and Isabelle Marbler from domaine Clos des Nines in France’s Languedoc-Roussillion.

This very special voyage costs from €2315 + port charges, per person double occupancy. Children under 18 years, travelling with parents, only pay the port charges.

To book, try the Cruise Line on 0800 008 6677.