Tracey Shepos Cenami is in charge of the Wine & Cheese pairing program at Jackson Family Wines.
Onboard Tracey will be offering wine and cheese tastings* and you can join her for some amazing culinary experiences on the ship. A full blown culinary kitchen has been set up on the Pearl, and you will have the opportunity to watch her create dishes that will send you home anxious to revolutionize the way you entertain!
John Ash is an internationally recognized chef, educator, and author, who is credited as one of the creators of Wine Country Cuisine. He will be adding his recipes to one of the menus for your dining pleasure*.
John will be presenting his seminar the "Marriage of Food and Wine"* while onboard. It’ll be a fun, convivial evening and you should come away with a good understanding of how to successfully pair wine and food.*
Food and wine is the ultimate pairing, so what could be better than taking a cruise which features a variety of award-winning wine and celebrity chefs who are experts at pairing amazing dishes with the perfect wine? The Wine, Dine and Music Cruise is a cruise for novice and expert food/ wine enthusiasts alike. Aboard the NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) Pearl you not only have an opportunity meet and discuss food and wine with top-tier wine makers and world-renowned chefs you also get to experience amazing and talented musicians all the while sailing in the beautiful Caribbean.
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn new cooking techniques, attend food and wine tastings and wine seminar? You'll get to do that and a lot more with Chefs John Ash and Tracey Shepos Cenam. We keep our groups small to encourage intimacy.
People who attended last year’s cruise say that this culinary adventure is a welcome change from the standard travel itinerary. You get to travel with like-minded food and wine enthusiasts in pursuit of unique and memorable culinary experiences of all kinds.
Celebrity chefs are experts at presenting and demonstrating how, what and why they cook the dish the way they do. They provide educational opportunities to engage all the senses. Cutting edge (pardon the pun) chefs can significantly influence cuisines by introducing and incorporating foreign dishes discovered during their culinary travels. These experts have shared their knowledge of food and wine in books they’ve written, television and/or radio shows, restaurants they’ve started, classes they’ve given and more.
The October 2014 Wine, Dine and Music Cruise includes guest celebrity chefs John Ash and Tracey Shepos Cenam. Many refer to Chef John Ash as the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. He is credited for opening, “… the first restaurant in Northern California wine country to focus on local, seasonal ingredients to create dishes that complemented the wines being made in the region.” (Quote from chefjohnash.com). Sonoma, California’s award-winning Kendall-Jackson Winery is among the hosts for the 2014 cruise.
The Wine, Dine and Music Cruise offers passengers the best value in today's economy. Each experience includes onboard and onshore enrichment programming exclusive to the group, plus the opportunity to meet and travel with some of the most famous names in the wine and food world.
What People Who've Taken This Cruise Say:
“I don’t think I’ll go on a regular cruise. I’ll always go on one of these [Annual Wine, Dine and Music cruise vacations].”
“My wine group loved this wine and dine cruise. They offer the best in culinary travel.”
“It’s so fun to meet people with similar interests from around the country.”
“I LOVED the gourmet meals. I couldn’t dream of a better cruise”.
“A truly stress-free vacation. Good balance between learning and play.”
“The experience for the price was unbelievable!”
“The food was delicious. The price was right. Great value!"
“We had a blast!”
“I’d absolutely come again! I can’t wait to bring my friends and my family.”