AUG 15, 2017
Prices from $ 2,999 pp
DUBLIN (DUN LAOGHAIRE) TO LISBON
James Beard Foundation Epicurean Explorations of France, Spain, and Portugal
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) St.-Malo La Rochelle Bordeaux El Ferrol Porto Lisbon
Hosted by award-winning chef, author, and restaurateur Hugh Acheson, this August 15th voyage will captivate the most discerning foodies aboard the 212-passenger Star Legend. This itinerary features stops in Ireland, France, Spain, and Portugal, allowing both guests and James Beard Foundation chefs to sample and source fresh, regional produce. Back onboard these ingredients will be transformed into unforgettable dining and wine tasting experiences. Critically acclaimed sommelier Steven Grubbs will share the journey with you, hosting wine tasting events and pairing your meals with ideal varietals and vintages.
Visit Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Make the most of your time in Bordeaux with two full days in this beautiful city
Explore the Medoc and Saint Émilion regions - home to some of the finest wines in the world
Onboard fado music performance in Porto
Tasting wine in Porto and Bordeaux and cognac in La Rochelle
Taste the famous oysters of Cancale in St.-Malo
THIS THEMED VOYAGE INCLUDES:
Special Guest Chef Hugh Acheson and Sommelier Steven Grubbs
Three cooking demonstrations
Featured James Beard Foundation Chef Signature Recipe served each day
Exclusive evening at a private Bordeaux chateau
Four expert wine tastings on board
Hosted dinner featuring regional locally sourced ingredients
A COMPLIMENTARY WINDSTAR DESTINATION DISCOVERY EVENT
Archetypical red Bordeaux wine is a blend of grape varietals – including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. And this Windstar-only event is a classic blend of sensory delights.
You will ride through the French countryside, taking in the breathtaking views of spectacular wine estates and well-tended vineyards. When you arrive at a private chateau in Bordeaux, you’ll feel a warm welcome with an offer of a glass of wine.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn a little about French cooking as you sample fine wines accompanied by French appetizers, while a quartet of classical musicians will perform. We have forgotten none of your senses when planning this invitation-only event exclusively for Windstar guests.