Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio has partnered with Scenic Luxury Cruises to sail the Caribbean from 17 January 2019. The cruise line will offer six-night voyages featuring excursions and dinners at his restaurant Wayfare Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Next autumn, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours will collaborate with Bryan Voltaggio, a “Top Chef” graduate, for an 11-day culinary-themed South of France river cruise.
The 11-day “Spectacular South of France with Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio” cruise departs Lyon on Oct. 20, 2022, and is now accepting reservations.
Voltaggio will be available for guests on the voyage to connect with and learn from. The cruise begins with an evening welcome gathering, which includes a beverage and the opportunity to meet the chef. The voyage will include an onboard culinary demonstration of a new dish, a lecture on seasonal cooking and French cuisine, and a four-course onboard meal made by Voltaggio for all passengers. Passengers will also get the opportunity to eat with the chef in L’Amour, the ship’s speciality restaurant.
“Lyon and Burgundy as a whole reflect France’s culinary heart.” “This location is a gourmet lover’s dream, from truffles and cheeses to the broad range of wines,” Voltaggio remarked. “I’m excited to collaborate with Scenic on this very unique cruise and take their guests on a gastronomic adventure.”
Bryan Voltaggio, a Top Chef alum, will travel with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours in October 2022. (Image courtesy of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours)
The agenda includes a visit to the small town of Tournus, where visitors may accompany highly trained hounds and their owners in the search for and tasting of French truffles, or a cookery demonstration at the restaurant of three-star Michelin chef Georges Blanc. In Tarascon, a tour and tasting at a family-owned olive farm is offered, while in Avignon, you may try the famed wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes de Rhône vineyard. All shore excursions are included in the cruise ticket, as they are with every Scenic river tour.
The cruise will take place on the Rhône and Saône rivers aboard the 149-guest Scenic Sapphire. The ship has a culinary emporium called Scenic Culinaire, where passengers may participate in cooking workshops for groups of up to ten people at a time. Scenic’s chefs will teach classes throughout the cruise, including in Avignon, where passengers may accompany the ship’s chef to a local market before returning to Culinaire to prepare meals using fresh, local ingredients.
The Scenic Space-Ships provide all-inclusive luxury experiences, featuring private butler service, unlimited free drinks and spirits (including a daily restocked mini-bar), and six onboard food choices. Everything is included (excluding a haircut or massage): tips and gratuities, local guides, Scenic Freechoice activities, and Scenic Enrich events, which are only available to Scenic guests.
Chef de cuisine and television personality Voltaggio is a Maryland native and a nominee for the James Beard Foundation Award. In 2021, he and his brother Michael Voltaggio appeared in the Food Network series “Battle of the Brothers.” “Home: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends” and “VOLT.Ink” are two of his cookbooks. Bryan Voltaggio founded his first restaurant, Volt, in 2008, and renamed it Thacher & Rye during the epidemic. He is also executive chef at Showroom and chef and partner of STRFSH, Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse, and Estuary alongside his brother Michael, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.
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