Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils “Epicurean Perfection” Program

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled immersive new culinary programming dubbed “Epicurean Perfection.” The line has unveiled 11 new “Epicurean Spotlight Voyages” that will be offered from 2023 through 2025.

“Epicurean Perfection” goes beyond the traditional culinary offerings found at sea, inviting guests the opportunity to taste the world around them through “Unrivaled Cuisine,” “Epicurean Explorations” and “Epicurean Enrichment.” The new concept highlights cuisine in up to five specialty restaurants, shore-side excursions, private wine and spirit tasting sessions, and hands-on cooking classes as part of its Culinary Arts Kitchen, plus enlightening demonstrations, talks, presentations and more.

New Epicurean Spotlight Voyages

The “Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Mark Bittman and Executive Culinary Director Wolfgang Maier” itinerary aboard Seven Seas Explorer from Seward to Vancouver departs June 21, 2023. Guests will join journalist, food writer and author Mark Bittman and Regent’s Executive Chef Wolfgang Maier on a culinary journey through the wilds of Alaska. Guests will have the chance to discover local cuisine and traditions through specially hosted tours and cooking demonstrations with Bittman, but also insight from Chef Maier into how the onboard culinary team procures local ingredients to enhance the epicurean offerings.

Culinary Arts Kitchen
Culinary Arts Kitchen (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)

The “Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Alain Roux & Chef Michael Nizzero” itinerary onboard Seven Seas Mariner from Rome to Venice departs August 14, 2023. Following the footsteps of his late father Michel, Chef Alain Roux continues to elevate his family cooking dynasty by leading The Waterside Inn restaurant, holder of three Michelin stars for 38 years. Chef Roux will showcase his expertise onboard through cooking demonstrations and special dishes. He will be joined by Chef Michael Nizzero, chef instructor at The Waterside Inn, who will share insights into the daily operations of running a Michelin-star restaurant.

The “Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Vincent” itinerary departs August 30, 2023. James Beard award winner Vincent Guerithault takes his expertise in French cooking to Alaska as he joins Seven Seas Explorer from Seward to Vancouver. Guests can enjoy the landscape and wildlife that abounds in Alaska and Canada as Chef Guerithault shares secrets and recipes from his award-winning restaurant Vincent on Camelback, located in Phoenix, AZ, through exciting presentations, cooking demonstrations and more.

The itinerary “Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with Doug Frost, Master Sommelier” onboard Seven Seas Splendor from Barcelona to Venice departs October 8, 2023. This cruise provides guests with the rare opportunity to learn from a wine expert. Doug Frost is one of four individuals in the world to simultaneously hold the “Master of Wine” and “Master Sommelier” titles. Guests can savor the tasting notes of the Mediterranean, including wine tastings in Tuscany, Aix-en-Provence, Koper and more. Frost will host several events on board and ashore including a tasting class, informative presentations and escorted tours.

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The “Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Fearing” itinerary, roundtrip from Athens, aboard Seven Seas Splendor departs October 30, 2023. Guests can take a culinary journey through Greece and Turkey with the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine,” Chef Dean Fearing. Located in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Dallas, TX, Chef Fearing’s namesake restaurant has earned several accolades. The chef will showcase his distinctive “taste of Texas” techniques as he hosts cooking demonstrations, presentations and more. He will also escort some shore-side tours to discover local flavors and traditions.

The “Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with Honig Wineries” itinerary from Athens to Rome onboard Seven Seas Splendor departs November 6, 2023. Guests can experience the viticulture of Greece, Italy and Spain with renowned winemakers. Guests will join Stephanie and Michael Honig as they discover local flavors and vintages while sharing their personal knowledge and insights into their winery, Honig Vineyard, located in Rutherford, CA. As a family-owned-and-operated winery, they are committed to preserving and improving their environment. Events include cocktail parties, wine tastings and more.

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