INDULGE YOUR PASSION FOR THE CULINARY ARTS: GRATIN DAUPHINOIS RECIPE

Try your hand at recreating Gratin Dauphinois, a delicious side dish originated from the Dauphine region of France. Crispy edges, rich garlic flavor, and the satisfying texture of creamy, tender potatoes come together to create this luxuriously indulgent Culinary Arts Kitchen recipe. GRATIN DAUPHINOIS 2 cups heavy cream 1 bay leaf 1½ teaspoons kosher salt…

PRIME 7: COOKING A CLASSIC AMERICAN STEAK

BY; CHEF BERNHARD KLOTZ HOW IT STARTED Not many people know how we actually started Prime 7. Let me explain. One day my boss, Franco Semeraro informed me that Frank Del Rio would like to have the best, classic American steakhouse at sea. I thought it would be a nice challenge, so I studied all…

CITY OF SAILS

BY: JOE WALL On any given afternoon, Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour is speckled with a dazzling number of sailboats gliding across its azure waters. This daily phenomenon, along with the region’s collective passion for sailing and New Zealand’s international success in competitive racing, makes ‘City of Sails’ a most appropriate nickname for the nation’s largest city….

JUST A SHORT RIDE FROM PALMA ARE THREE DIVINE MALLORCA TOWNS

BY: TERRY WARD Often likened to a miniature Barcelona, Mallorca’s lively capital city of Palma de Mallorca (locals just call it Palma) could keep you busy enjoying yourself and basking in the Balearic good life for days on end. But to delve deeper on this magical Spanish island that inspired artists and writers like Joan…

IBERIAN PENINSULA TECHNOLOGY DURING THE AGE OF DISCOVERY

BY: JOE WALL In an age where news spreads worldwide in seconds and a universe of knowledge is a web search away, it’s easy to forget there was a time when oceans represented the ultimate boundary for explorers. In an era lasting roughly from 1450 to 1750 – known as the European Age of Exploration…

5 QUINTESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES TO HAVE IN PROVENCE

BY: TERRY WARD Early on in British author Peter Mayle’s beloved 1989 travel memoir, “A Year in Provence,” an evocative tale of life in the south of France, there’s a moment of simple clarity for the author. It’s shortly after Mayle and his wife have made the move from England. He’s marveling at the weather…

Destination Cooking: A Taste of Italy with Chef Noelle

Explore the flavors of Pesto alla Genovese, a classic dish originating from the Liguria region of Italy with Chef Instructor Noelle of our Culinary Arts Kitchen. Discover the perfect pairings of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, buttery pine nuts and aromatic basil leaves used to create this easy recipe that brings the flavors of Italy to…

DESTINATION COOKING: A Taste of Morocco with Chef Kathryn Kelly

Discover the culinary traditions of the beautifully diverse country of Morocco with Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly. In this charming cooking demonstration, Chef Kelly expertly pairs exotic flavors of the region to create a savory Chicken Tangine dish with three delicious sauces. Welcome our signature Culinary Arts Kitchen into your home with these featured recipes: CHICKEN…

LADY IN WAITING

BY: CHEF KATHRYN KELLY If you’ve been downtown at Fernandina Beach recently, you may have caught a glimpse of the cruise ship docked at the port. While beauty is unquestionably in the eye of the beholder, for those of us in her orbit, her undisputed beauty has spawned an exquisite love affair. Seven Seas Explorer,…

DREAMING OF MY NEXT VACATION

BY: JANICE DAVIDSON It’s hard to believe that the world was such a different place at the beginning of the year. Words like ‘coronavirus’ and acronyms like ‘PPE’ were not in my lexicon. However, as the weeks progressed and we became more limited in our movements, dreaming about traveling became the hopeful highlight of so…