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Just Announced: New Culinary Arts Classes and Gourmet Explorer Tours

This December, the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer, will make her North American debut in Miami, the cruise capital of the world, and set sail for a spectacular inaugural Caribbean season.  For the 10- and 14-night Caribbean sailings this winter and spring, we are developing exciting new classes for the popular Culinary Arts Center onboard and new Gourmet Explorer Tours at select ports of call.

The new classes for the Caribbean season include:

  • Fiesta on the High Seas: This class is designed for lovers of Mexican cuisine.  Guests will make tortillas from scratch and master the art of grilling the perfect carne asada.   To finish off the meal guests will learn to prepare chocolate pepita shortbread, using a special recipe developed by Chef Kathryn Kelly, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ director of culinary enrichment.
  • Caribe!: This class celebrates the spices, ingredients and distinctive flavors of the Caribbean.  Guests will produce delicious local specialties, such as Bermudian Ginger Beer, that they can replicate at home to bring back fond memories of their journey across the Caribbean.
  • Who Doesn’t Love Brunch?: Guests will learn some new tasty recipes to spice up their brunch repertoire and master the technique of infusing sugars to create trendy brunch cocktails.
  • Viva Espana: Guests will learn how to prepare traditional Spanish tapas and authentic sangria during this class.   The master instructor at the Culinary Arts Kitchen will also host a paella demonstration, including how to make aioli from scratch.
  • Opa! Modern Healthy Greek:  Crete is regarded as the birthplace of the Mediterranean diet, and this class explores a variety of dishes that have led to the healthy and long lives enjoyed by residents of this region.

New Gourmet Explorer Tours for the Caribbean season include:

  • Lucia Spices Cooking Studio: St. Lucia is one of the most revered spice islands of the Caribbean and on this exclusive Gourmet Explorer Tour guests will learn why.  Guests will taste the subtleties of St. Lucian cuisine with dishes served al fresco on a terrace with stunning views of the sea.  Following lunch, guests visit the bustling open-air Castries Market, where farmers have sold locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices for nearly 100 years.
  • Tortola Biodynamic Farm & Island Inspired Beach Lunch: Guests will travel to the biodynamic Good Moon Farm where they’ll walk amongst the seasonal produce while soaking in the incredible vista views.  Guests will transfer to Trellis Bay where the owner of Good Moon Farms, local legend Aragorn, and his culinary team will prepare a delicious beachside lunch featuring Rasta-style fruit smoothies, fish and grilled vegetables, and a dessert dish of mango, guava berries or fig bananas.
  • John’s Market Visit and Cooking Demo: The journey begins with a chef-led tour through the colorful market located in the center of downtown St. John’s.   Guests will be able to see and taste the island’s local fruits, including the famous Antiguan black pineapple.  After working up an appetite, guests will arrive at a charming retreat owned by renowned local chef, Chef Jacquie.   She will teach guests how to make the island’s signature dish, a cornmeal dish similar to polenta called funghi.

Which one of our Culinary Arts classes or Gourmet Explorer Tours are you looking forward to experiencing during the upcoming Caribbean season?

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