I love fine dining, and so for all you like-minded foodies: AmaWaterways, the only river cruise line inducted into prestigious culinary organization La Cha├«ne des R├┤tisseurs, has announced that it will be offering Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights tours on its European itineraries.
These exclusive 20-person tour will include cooking classes, walking tours and tastings; the perfect opportunity to polish cooking skills and explore the region’s flavors and culture.
Passengers will also tour the city from a different perspective, visiting cooking schools, distilleries and local markets. The tours include visits to culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries.
Select tours include a visit to Studio of Cabestan in Avignon, France, where chefs first take passengers to Les Halles market to select the freshest ingredients, and then have them don aprons and chef hats for a hands-on cooking demonstration in Provencal cuisine.
In Amsterdam, travelers are provided a panoramic city tour topped off with a tasting of Jenever, Dutch liquor, and there is a tour of Antwerp for a Belgium waffles and chocolates tasting.
Additional options on the European river cruises include a hands-on demonstration to prepare Lyonniase cuisine and Banistra pastry; presentation on how to pair chocolates and wine; demonstration of mustard production; a tasting tour of traditional Dutch foods like Frietzak (Dutch fires with mayonnaise), poffertjes (pancakes) and rollmops (pickled herring); and the opportunity to prepare, cook and taste Goulash in the historical city of Budapest.
The Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights tours vary on each itinerary, for more information on AmaWaterways, contact your travel agent.