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Mushroom Polpettine, Polenta & Basil Oil Recipe

Serves 10 Mushroom Polpettine 3 lbs         Mushrooms shiitake stem removed 2 sprigs   Whole rosemary 2 sprigs   Whole thyme 1/4 Cup   Extra Virgin Olive oil 1               Whole Egg 1/2           Small Onion, small dice 1/2           Cup Parmesan cheese 2 tbs         Breadcrumbs 1 tbs         Parsley Italian Salt & Pepper Preheat oven …

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Tomato & Watermelon Salad, Burgos Cheese, Shaved Onion Recipe

Serves 10 Salad 5          Each Heirloom Tomatoes1          Each Watermelon1          Each Red Onions2 tsp   Chive Chopped1 ½     Cup Burgos Cheese1          Cup Crunchy Oil Cured Olives1 tsp    Lime Zested1/2     Cups Mint Leaves PickedTomato and Sherry Vinaigrette to TasteSea Salt To Taste Cut the tomatoes and watermelon into bite-sized chunks. Slice the onion into thin slices …

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8 Questions With Chicago Sommelier Belinda Chang While Cruising Rome to Barcelona

1) Red or White? It’s seasonal. In the summer or spring, the warm months, we love to have things that are bright and racy and crisp, so I’m definitely in camp White Wine for that part of the year. And then in the fall and the winter, you know I live in Chicago, where it …

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Foodie Bloggers Get Baking Behind the Scenes in Windstar’s Galley

Written by Monique Volz (Ambitious Kitchen) & Sarah Fennel (Broma Bakery) In The Kitchen It’s 10am on a Sunday in Star Legend kitchen. We are wearing white chef’s coats and hats to match. To our left, crew members are preparing that day’s lunch for the ship. To our right, a humongous multi-level oven is preheating. …

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Caprese Salad Recipe by Chef Graeme

Here is Windstar’s take on a classic Caprese salad recipe by our corporate executive chef Graeme Cockburn. Graeme is responsible for overseeing menu and recipe development on all our six cruise ships. Heirloom Tomatoes, Burratini Cheese with House-Made Pine Nut Pesto Serves 4 Ingredients to make Caprese salad and dressing   Salad: Heirloom tomatoes, approximately 2 …

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Butter Lettuces, Toasted Pistachios, Green Herbs, Hard Sheep’s Milk Cheese Salad Recipe by Renee Erickson

As the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, cruise guests on every single Windstar sailing enjoy culinary demonstrations of James Beard Award-winning chef recipes and beverages prepared by Windstar chefs, as well as featured James Beard Foundation Signature Recipes aboard all Windstar sailings served nightly in AmphorA, the main dining room on each …

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Windstar Cruises – Official Cruise Line Of The James Beard Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation have signed a multi-year agreement to continue our exclusive partnership through early 2021. Our relationship began in 2016 and in 2017 grew into an exclusive partnership with Windstar being named as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, a title …

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Palm Hearts & Romesco Leaves Salad Recipe by Jennifer Jasinski

Ingredients 2 qt. freshly pressed ruby red grapefruit juice, about 12 grapefruits 5 oz. sugar 4 oz. egg whites 4 sheets gelatin 3ea.  0-2 charges ½ oz. Dill, chopped (50% yield) 1 ½ oz. Shallot, brunoises ¼ c. Champagne Vinegar ¼ c. White Verjus ¼ c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil   Method Grapefruit Clouds: Begin …

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Windstar President’s Favorite Cocktail – Aperol Spritz Recipe

The Aperol Spritz is a popular ritual onboard any Windstar cruise! The most widespread and commonly drunk aperitif in Italy: a traditional ice-breaker and symbol of a lively atmosphere. Fresh & Vibrant! A great way to start your meal, a digestive drink that wets the appetite. Recipe Ingredients: 2        Orange Slices 1 …

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Hugh Acheson’s Cod With Leeks, Chorizo And Pimenton Recipe

We are thrilled to be the 2017 Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Our James Beard Culinary Cruises offer guests cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, featured dishes and wine pairings at dinner, as well as ample opportunities for one-on-one interaction with the chefs. Chef Hugh Acheson, winner of multiple James Beard awards and current …

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New Cruise Beverage Packages for Every Taste

Windstar’s new beverage packages are the perfect complement to your cruise. For everyone from wine dabblers to wine connoisseurs, cocktail enthusiasts and spirits lovers, you’re sure to find an option that suits you. All non-alcoholic beverages aboard Windstar ships are complimentary, but you may want to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail under the setting sun, choose …

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