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Try Seattle Chef Hines’ Lobster Risotto Recipe from James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise

We recently had the pleasure of sailing with Chef Maria Hines on our James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise of Spain and France. While on board, Maria prepared nightly specials for diners in AmphorA. The watermelon carpaccio topped with whipped fresh cantaloupe and ricotta was a particular treat with melons fresh from the local market, and …

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James Beard Awarded Chef Integrates Local Food With Fine Dining for Windstar Cruise

We caught up with award winning guest chef Michel Nischan following his eight-day trip from Lisbon to Barcelona on our first James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruise on Wind Surf. Inspired by his time perusing the stalls of vibrant produce, fresh seafood, and dizzying arrays of cured meats at markets at ports like Tangier, Malaga, …

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Who’s Hungry? Recipes from James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise

Seared Wild Striped Bass with Tomato Sage “Fondue” Recipe Courtesy: Chef Michel Nischan, 2016 Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons roasted garlic cloves (4-5 cloves) 2 tablespoons sliced fresh sage Sea salt 6 skin-on striped bass fillets (each about 6 ounces) 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons diced shallot 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 4 heirloom …

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Sailing & Sipping – More than food on Windstar’s James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruises

This week we’re very excited to launch our first-ever James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruise, sailing aboard the Wind Surf on an eight-day voyage from Lisbon to Barcelona, docking in Tangier, Morocco before heading to Spain with stops in Málaga, Almeria, Cartagena, Ibiza, and Tarragona.   This new partnership between the esteemed two more cruises …

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Celebrated Chefs Headline 2016 James Beard Collection of Culinary Cruises in Europe

Windstar Cruises celebrated the announcement of its chef line-up for the newly launched James Beard Collection of culinary cruises at New York’s James Beard House on Tuesday, February 16. The evening’s event highlighted the award-winning chefs, cruise itineraries, and Windstar’s exciting culinary initiatives that guests can look forward to this year. Windstar Cruises is thrilled …

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James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise: Chef Line-up

Foodies rejoice! We’ve just revealed the exciting line-up of award-winning chefs preparing to set sail on our “James Beard Foundation Collection” of culinary-focused cruises. For those who haven’t heard, we’ve recently partnered with the James Beard Foundation to provide our guests with an elevated culinary experience aboard three separate European cruises destined for Spain, Morocco, …

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Getting the Royal Treatment on Windstar

Windstar recently welcomed aboard the Private Event program in 2015. (In case you hadn’t heard, each Windstar sailing now boasts a unique and complimentary “private event” with a region-specific experience, allowing guests the opportunity to connect more deeply with the destination during their cruise.) Chef Darren is the former personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II; …

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Royal Chef is now cooking for Windstar Guests

We’re very excited to announce our newest Private Event Host, “Royal Chef” Darren McGrady! Chef Darren is part of the global roll-out of Windstar’s new Private Event program in 2015. Each Windstar sailing now boasts a unique and complimentary “private event” with a region-specific experience, allowing guests the opportunity to connect more deeply with the …

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Healthy Cruising

Healthy Cruising: it may sound like an oxymoron. For many, cruising strongly evokes images of hedonistic buffets, multi-course meals laden with fat and butter, and promises of lying sedentary in the sun for days or weeks on end. Those who have been aboard Windstar know there’s more to the story, and being healthy on a …

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Cruising and Cooking with Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen

Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author known for his inventive yet approachable modern Spanish cuisine. He recently sailed on board Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain, where he involved guests with cooking demonstrations and participated in Windstar’s famous deck barbecue. He shares his experience below.  I had such a …

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Announcing Windstar Local Dining Tips Curated by SAVEUR

Windstar Cruises has partnered with SAVEUR, a leading epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to develop a collection of local dining tips to uncover the world’s most delicious destinations for culinary travelers. The tips for more than 20 destinations around the globe include insider advice on where to find the tastiest restaurants, most unique local …

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Discover the Splendors of Southern Spain aboard the Culinary & Wine Delights II Voyage

By popular demand Windstar is proud to offer the second culinary focused voyage, Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II.  Sailing the beautiful coast of Southern Spain aboard Wind Surf, guests will enjoy delicious regional food, fine Spanish wine sampling, and themed shore excursions to enhance the experience. Departing on the November 15, 2014 voyage, …

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Windstar Cruises Hires New Corporate Chef

Windstar is thrilled to welcome Michael Sabourin as Executive Corporate Chef. In this role, he is responsible for the creation of new dishes, galley training, menu design, and creating the local culinary experience so our guests can ‘taste’ the ports of call we visit. Get to know Chef Michael… 1. What’s your personal favorite dish …

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Windstar Offers Food & Wine Enthusiasts First Culinary Focused Sailing

Windstar, in partnership with Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain, exploring the local wine, culture, and regional cuisine of Spain. With a range of food and wine sampling; culinary demonstrations; and themed shore excursions, guests will eat and sip their way through Spain both on and off the yacht on the April 19th voyage. On …

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