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 more, Koningsdam features the fleet’s first purpose-built show kitchen and dining area for 74 lucky guests.
During the day, the ship’s chefs share recipes from Holland America Line’s menus in a state-of-the-art show kitchen that rivals any show kitchen you’ll see on television. During a recent cruise, our own Mast Chef Rudi Sodamin was onboard and demonstrated how to make Sel de Mer’s salt crusted fish.
What sets Koningsdam’s Culinary Arts Center apart from the rest of the fleet is its evening transformation into an fresh, farm-to-table inspired dining venue. However, the meal is unlike any other onboard. Guests dine from a set menu and simply select their main course. Each course is prepared live in the show kitchen, with the ship’s chef showing the process. Guests are welcome to come watch and ask questions.
Two menus alternate and feature a variety of soups, salads, mains and desserts. On both menus guests choose from a beef, fish or vegetarian main course.
Making the experience even more unique, each course is complemented with Koppert Cress microgreens grown onboard in the Culinary Arts Center. The microgreens boast different flavors that add to the taste of the dish.
Reservations are recommended as the venue fills up quickly. Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center carries a nominal charge of $39 per person, which includes wine. Will you be booking Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center on your next Koningsdam cruise?