Friday, 18 May 2012

AMA's New Culinary Delights Of Europe

AmaWaterways, one of Europe’s leading luxury river cruise operator, is introducing 'Culinary Delights - Sights and Bites’, new cooking classes, walking tours and food and wine tastings on select European river cruise itineraries in 2012. 

The culinary experiences will be introduced during the course of this year and include the entire experience, from choosing local produce to preparing regional specialties such as the Bulgarian dish ‘banista’ and smoked salmon rolled with ‘cervelle de canuts’.

With an intimate group of 20 people per tour, passengers are able to explore another side of the city, visiting cooking schools, distilleries and local markets. The tours include visits to culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries. Select tours include a visit to Studio of Cabestan in Avignon, France. Chefs take passengers to Les Halles market to select the freshest ingredients before donning aprons and hats for a hands-on cooking demonstration in Provencal cuisine. In Amsterdam, travellers are provided a panoramic city tour topped off with a tasting of Jenever, Dutch liquor. The tour sweetens when passengers visit the Belgian city of Antwerp for a waffles-and-chocolate tasting session.

Additional options on the European river cruises include a hands-on demonstration to prepare Lyonniase cuisine and Banistra pastry; a presentation on how to pair chocolates and wine; a demonstration of mustard production; a tasting tour of traditional Dutch foods like Frietzak (Dutch fires with mayonnaise), poffertjes (pancakes) and rollmops (pickled herring); and the opportunity to prepare, cook and taste Goulash in the historical city of Budapest.

As the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations, AmaWaterways continues to lead the industry in innovative experiences both on-board and on-shore. The Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights tour is a facet of the river cruise line’s prestigious food and beverage offerings.

For bookings, follow this link to the Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's leading river-cruise specialist agents.