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Category: Culinary

Calling All Bakers! America’s Test Kitchen Reveals Its Top Four Cake Decorating Tips

Calling All Bakers! America’s Test Kitchen Reveals Its Top Four Cake Decorating Tips

Through our partnership with America’s Test Kitchen, Holland America Line guests are able to attend live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. In the state-of-the-art onboard culinary facility guests learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. One of the hands-on workshops offered is Cake Decorating, and our America’s Test Kitchen…   read more of “Calling All Bakers!…”

Rudi’s Sel de Mer French Brasserie to Launch as a Pop-Up Restaurant on Six HAL Ships

Rudi’s Sel de Mer French Brasserie to Launch as a Pop-Up Restaurant on Six HAL Ships

Holland America Line is honoring its Master Chef and culinary consultant Rudi Sodamin, the creator of Sel de Mer aboard ms Koningsdam, by launching the French brasserie as a pop-up in the Pinnacle Grill and naming it Rudi’s Sel de Mer. Six ships in the fleet will feature the pop-up, including ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw…   read more of “Rudi’s Sel de Mer…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Holland America Line cruises offer many enriching activities, and among the favorites are the cooking demos in the Culinary Arts Center. Guests have the opportunity to watch visiting celebrity chefs or the ship’s own experts prepare and execute delicious dishes. At the end of each demo, attendees get to leave with their own recipe card…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

HAL’s Culinary Council Named ‘Best Culinary Initiative’ by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief

HAL’s Culinary Council Named ‘Best Culinary Initiative’ by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief

Holland America Line’s Culinary Council — a team of world-class celebrity chefs — was named “Best Culinary Initiative” in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Editor-in-Chief Awards. The annual awards are chosen by Bill Panoff, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and publisher, who honors his favorite travel experiences that left an impression in terms of service, quality and memorable…   read more of “HAL’s…”

Holiday Recipes: Latkes with Carrot Puree and Pumpkin Pie with Pecan & Walnut Topping

Holiday Recipes: Latkes with Carrot Puree and Pumpkin Pie with Pecan & Walnut Topping

One of the things we do best at Holland America Line is serve up exception cuisine. From our main dining room to alternative choices including Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind and Sel de Mer, our guests go home with new experiences and happy palates. For the holidays we enjoy bringing our recipes to your kitchens, and nothing…   read more of “Holiday Recipes:…”

Drink Recipes: Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Spirits Bright

Drink Recipes: Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Spirits Bright

Whether you’re having a holiday party or not, it’s always fun to have some specialty cocktails on-hand to serve to friends, family or yourself this time of year! We enlisted our Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff to show us how to make some of his signature must-have holiday drinks, and these certainly won’t disappoint! Enjoy these…   read more of “Drink Recipes: Dale…”

Lookbook: What is Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center All About?

Lookbook: What is Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center All About?

While many of you are certainly aware of Holland America Line’s award-winning Culinary Arts Centers onboard, did you know that on Koningsdam the experience is taken to a whole new level as a dining venue? While all of the ships feature Culinary Arts Center programming and a show kitchen for cooking demonstrations, hands-on classes and…   read more of “Lookbook: What is…”