Oceania Cruises has introduced 16 new cooking classes for the 2018 European season aboard the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera. The new programs were developed by longtime director of culinary enrichment, Chef Kathryn Kelly, and will debut with the first European sailings of the year this April and May.
Slice: Mastering Chef Knife Skills
In partnership with the Zwilling Company, makers of J.A. Henckels knives, Oceania Cruises has developed a comprehensive knife skills class. Participants will get an in-depth look at a full pantry of knives, as well as the chance to try them out, learning how to to sharpen and maintain knifes, practice various knife cuts and discover how to safely use the mandolin slicer. All participants will receive a special Knife Skills certificate along with a savings voucher for Zwilling Company knives.
The Nordic Kitchen
Participants will take a culinary voyage around the Baltic, discovering the delicacies from both land and sea such as Estonian fish soup, Nordic salmon rillettes, gravlax cured in the traditional Scandinavian spirit and hearty meatballs with a Swedish flair.
Rethink the Crêpe
Guests will learn multiple recipes from authentic buckwheat galettes to sweet crêpes Suzette.
The remainder of the cooking classes include:
- Pucker Up – Celebrating the diversity of lemons in Mediterranean cooking
- Ancient Cuisines – Showcasing dishes of Morocco and Turkey
- All Things Roman – Celebrating the top dishes of the ancient Roman Empire
- Brunch Comforts – Classic brunch dishes and entertaining tips
- Cooking Fresh – Healthy, fresh and flavorful dishes, including Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine favorites
- Essential Pasta – The fundamentals of pasta preparation, cookery and sauces
- Greek Tonight – The faculty’s favorite recipes from Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu and Athens
- Grill School – Grilling is more than technique: It’s an art form
- If it Swims – Mastering the basics of fish cookery: Searing, baking, shallow-poaching, deep-poaching and curing
- In the Kitchen with Jacques – Celebrating the career of Oceania's executive culinary director and world-renowned Master Chef through knife skills, the secrets of emulsion and a selection of Chef Jacques Pépin’s favorite dishes
- Most Requested Red Ginger – Mastering the skills and most popular recipes from Oceania's Asian restaurant
- The Sicilian Kitchen – A celebration of pasta, fish and rice dishes from the home kitchens of the faculty and crew
- Viva Espana – Showcasing traditional tapax and pintxos, along with new and modern favorites
Oceania Cruises is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018 and will call on more than 450 ports in Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England, Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific, as well as its 180-day Around the World Voyages.