Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced 16 new Culinary Arts Kitchen classes to elevate their guests foodie experiences. These classes will debut on Seven Seas Splendor, Regent’s newest luxury ship, during its 2020 inaugural season.
Kathryn Kelly, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ executive director of culinary enrichment, designed the two-hour classes. Chef Kelly, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, has traveled over 40 years exploring the world’s many different cuisines and the cultures that created them. She and other Master Instructors will teach the classes.
New Cooking Classes
The new classes were inspired by Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season sailing the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. A sample of the classes includes:
The Caribbean islands are the perfect place to learn about regional cuisine. Local traditions and native ingredients highlight the indigenous culture and natural resources of each island, while the influences of France, Spain, Africa, India and China reveal how the culinary heritage of the Caribbean was shaped by colonialism.
The Nourished Kitchen: Plant-Based Comforts
Students in this class will learn the hottest new trends that embrace the flavors of nature’s bounty and how to introduce more plant-based dishes into their culinary repertoire. Students will prepare healthy, innovative and delicious plant-based recipes developed through Regent’s work with the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative of Harvard University and The Culinary Institute of America.
Treasures Of The Aegean
Cast off the mythology surrounding Greek food in this immersive class that reveals the essence of the Mediterranean diet and one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Through favorite dishes from Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Santorini, students will discover local ingredients and traditional techniques used to prepare these recipes during a magical exploration of Greece and its mouthwatering cuisine.
Students will learn about batter-based recipes ranging from French crêpes and Tuscan flatbread to Santorini tomato fritters and Turkish zucchini fritters. Sweet and savory, crunchy and fluffy, memorable and delicious, guests will savor it all as they explore the world, one batter at a time.
World Of Flavor: Street Food
For those who delight in finding a buttery waffle at a street stand in Belgium or a delicious falafel at a family-run stall in Haifa, this globetrotting exploration of street food is the perfect class. Students will learn about secret ingredients, special techniques and family recipes that the chefs have discovered as they’ve traveled the world in search of great street food.
The rich tradition and culinary integrity of Spain are evident in its tapas – small plates best described as little bites with big flavor. Students will sip sangria blanca and prepare classic tapas recipes – and begin to understand why many believe that tapas are more than food, they are a lifestyle.
About the Culinary Arts Kitchen
The Culinary Arts Kitchen features 18 individual cooking with white quartzite countertops and stainless-steel accents. Guests attending classes receive individualized instruction and hands-on training as they cook from their own personal workstation. The workstations are fully equipped with top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and a comprehensive collection of additional cooking essentials.
SOURCE Regent Seven Seas Cruises press release