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Why Specialty Dining is An Exceptional Value

Why Specialty Dining is An Exceptional Value

From gourmet Dive-In burgers and made-to-order New York Pizza to extensive options in the Dining Room and Lido Market, Holland America Line has long been recognized for its amazingly delicious cuisine that’s included in your cruise fare. But what also makes a Holland America Line cruise even more exceptional is the wide range of specialty…   read more of “Why Specialty…”

Wine Pairings from James Suckling’s Chef’s Table Dinner During his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Wine Pairings from James Suckling’s Chef’s Table Dinner During his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

During the recent Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise aboard Oosterdam hosted by Holland America Line’s Wine Curator James Suckling, guests were able to attend an exclusive Chef’s Table dinner. On the cruise, James was joined by Italy’s Marchesi Frescobaldi and Chile’s 2018 Decanter Man of the Year Eduardo Chadwick, two renowned experts. The trio paired…   read more of “Wine Pairings from…”

Wine Curator James Suckling Shares Tasting Notes from His Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Wine Curator James Suckling Shares Tasting Notes from His Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Holland America Line’s Wine Curator James Suckling recently was aboard Oosterdam for his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise. James was joined by Italy’s Marchesi Frescobaldi and Chile’s 2018 Decanter Man of the Year Eduardo Chadwick, two renowned experts. Not only did they host a Chef’s Table exclusive dinner with a five-course meal that was perfectly…   read more of “Wine Curator James…”

Recipe: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Salzburger Nockerln from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Recipe: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Salzburger Nockerln from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Holland America Line’s Master Chef and Culinary Council Chairman Rudi Sodamin recently sailed on his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise aboard Koningsdam. While onboard, Rudi did a cooking demonstration, question & answer session and hosted his Chef’s Table Dinner at Rudi’s Sel De Mer, his namesake dining venue. Guests experienced one of Rudi’s famous Food…   read more of “Recipe: Master Chef…”

Recipes: Chocolate Cups, Sugar Cages and More Creations from Chocolatier Jacques Torres

Recipes: Chocolate Cups, Sugar Cages and More Creations from Chocolatier Jacques Torres

Tomorrow is World Chocolate Day, and we have the perfect way to celebrate! Culinary Council Member and Chocolatier Jacques Torres recently sailed on Westerdam in Alaska for his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise. Torres is world-renowned for his chocolatey confections and unique creations, and while on board he didn’t disappoint! Torres held cooking demonstrations where…   read more of “Recipes: Chocolate…”

Recipe: Ethan Stowell’s Seared Scallops from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Recipe: Ethan Stowell’s Seared Scallops from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Culinary Council Member and acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell recently cruised on Eurodam for his “Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise.” During the voyage, he hosted cooking demonstrations, talks and book signings, as well as an intimate, reservations-only dinner at the Pinnacle Grill. During his cooking demonstration, Chef Stowell made a delicious scallops recipe, and now…   read more of “Recipe: Ethan…”