25 Jan, 2013
Silversea unveils 'Relais & Chateaux L'Ecole des Chefs' cooking school series for 2013
Acclaimed culinary trainer David Bilsland, a former instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London, is again set to host Silversea's exclusive "Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs" interactive cooking school in 2013.
On 14 ultra-luxury voyages across the globe, Chef Bilsland will present a program developed in collaboration with Jacques Thorel, a consulting Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. Silversea enjoys the privilege of featuring the only "Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs" cooking school at sea. The innovative program -- which is offered completely free of charge -- provides guests with a special culinary curriculum, including hands-on instruction, and entertaining events.
With the curriculum for each of these cruises carefully designed to celebrate the cultural flavour of the ship's itinerary, participating guests may prepare Cajun-spiced shrimp, vegetable fritto misto, or spanakopita, as well as other international delicacies. Highlights include specialised workshops covering an array of topics from basic knife skills and kitchen terminology to sauces and baking; cooking demonstrations with wine pairings and interactive Q&A sessions; lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship's own culinary team; a "Lunch and Learn" event offering small groups of guests a chance to sample a delicious meal of specially prepared dishes; and inspired "Take It Home" recipes that will give guests an edge when entertaining at home.
Also offered on certain voyages, when the itinerary permits, is a "Market to Plate" experience that provides an escorted tour of a local market followed by a cooking class, and a "Culinary Outing," an instructor-escorted excursion to a local restaurant, hotel or other venue where guests can enjoy a unique culinary exploration.
"What's really great about our L'École des Chefs cooking school is that it's fun and entertaining," said Karen Christensen, General Manager and Director Sales and Marketing Australasia for Silversea. "And it lets our guests receive hands-on training, working side by side with an accomplished chef to learn new cooking techniques and sample delectable dishes."
A selection of L'École des Chefs voyages for 2013 include:
Voyage 2336: 18 day Silver Wind from Las Palmas to Cape Town - 3 Dec. Silver Privilege fares start at AU$5,350.
Voyage 3329: 10 day Silver Shadow from Tokyo to Shanghai - 29 Sep. Silver Privilege fares start at $6,150 for a Veranda 1 Suite.
Voyage 3331: 12 day Silver Shadow from Tokyo to Hong Kong - 19 Oct. Silver Privilege fares start at $5,450.
Voyage 2334: 7-day Silver Wind from Rome to Malaga – 19 Nov. Silver Privilege fares start at $2,050.
Voyage 2335: 7-day Silver Wind from Málaga to Las Palmas – 26 Nov. Silver Privilege fares start at $2,750 for a Veranda Suite.
Voyage 7309: 14-day Silver Explorer from Lisbon to Portsmouth – 29 Apr. Silver Privilege fares start at $6,850 for Adventurer Class accommodation.
Voyage 1318: 10-day Silver Cloud from Southampton to Copenhagen – 9 Jun. Silver Privilege fares start at $3,950.
Voyage 3328: 16-day Silver Shadow from Vancouver to Tokyo - 12 Sep. Silver Privilege fares start at AU$6,650 for a Veranda 1 Suite.
Silver Privilege fares listed above are cruise-only rates per guest, based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite, unless indicated otherwise. Silver Privilege is a capacity-controlled program and subject to change.
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