Without a doubt, one of the best parts of sailing on a world cruise is the opportunity to sample different cuisines from all over the world. When Seabourn Sojourn embarks on her 111-day voyage across the globe, the ship will visit more than 20 countries, each with its own unique flavor. To make the culinary experience even more special, the ship will host several local guest chefs and food connoisseurs who will share their expertise, skills and dishes with guests.
The chefs will create a menu featuring a five-course meal of some of their signature dishes, provide cooking demos, and even host special “shopping with the chef” tours to local markets.
Chefs who are currently scheduled to be on Seabourn Sojourn’s world cruise include:
- Paulette Mitchell (Los Angeles to Papeete, January 5-15, 2011) – Paulette Mitchell, author of 13 cookbooks, is known globally for her quick-to-prepare recipes with gourmet flair. She is recognized as the author of the award-winning 15-Minute Gourmet cookbook series and also is a video producer of Telly Award-winning travel and culinary videos. She is a media spokesperson, freelance writer, culinary speaker, cooking instructor, and television personality. As an avid world traveler, Paulette is most inspired by flavors from diverse cultures both near and far. Her most recently published cookbook is The Complete 15-Minute Gourmet: Creative Cuisine Made Fast and Fresh.
- Vincent Pouessel (Bora Bora to Auckland, January 17-25, 2011) – When it comes to cooking at Aureole, one of Las Vegas’ most celebrated restaurants, Vincent Pouessel gets down to the basics. Straightforward, seasonal ingredients define his sense of style in the kitchen. This fundamental approach to cooking, along with his upbringing and experiences in France, makes him a perfect match for American chef Charlie Palmer’s upscale, Las Vegas showplace.
- Martin Bosley (Auckland to Port Chalmers, January 25-30, 2011) – Chef Martin Bosley of Upstairs at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington, New Zealand, is the winner of numerous chef and restaurant awards, and considered one of New Zealand’s premier chefs
- Hirosashi Nobuaki (Singapore to Cochin, March 12-19, 2011) – Chef Hirosashi Nobuaki trained in the Kaiseki tradition with the famous Kitcho group of restaurants in Japan. Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese meal featuring exquisite courses revolving around a ritual balance and progression of flavors. He is executive chef of the famed Kumo restaurant in Singapore.
- Mohammad Bader-Alden Antabli (Dubai to Sharm el Sheikh, March 26-April 7, 2011) – Mohammad Bader-Alden Antabli is the proprietor and chef of London’s award-winning Middle Eastern restaurant, Al Waha. The establishment has received many prestigious awards, including Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year, Moet & Chandon \ Carlton TV London Restaurant Awards.
We look forward to welcoming these fantastic guest chefs onboard and have no doubt our guests will enjoy their dishes!
Note: Guest chefs and dates aboard Sojourn’s world cruise are subject to change without notice.