The South Beach Food & Wine Festival kicked of its festivities today, featuring many of our favorite celebrity chefs, highlighting some fabulous new food trends, and bringing together gatherings of people to celebrate all things food and wine.
A fantastic dining experience is something we can all appreciate, and we here at Celebrity Cruises® know that for many, a key highlight of cruising with Celebrity is our dedication to world-class cuisine. While on board, you can delight in delicious dinners, both in the dining room or at one of our specialty restaurants. Ashore, we can help you continue the culinary experience with a number of food- and wine-based shore excursions, many of which are designed to showcase the unique flavor profiles that are native to a specific port of call. So, if you’re going on a Celebrity cruise vacation any time soon and are craving a taste of delicious dishes and vintages, be sure to check out these amazing food and wine tours.
Private Cooking Experience in Sorrento
Few places embody the essence of exquisite cuisine as much as Italy. And now, the secrets of Neapolitan cuisine are yours to uncover with our Private Cooking Experience in Sorrento. Depart from Naples and take a picturesque drive along the spectacular Amalfi coast to the magnificent 15th Century Palazzo Marziale in Sorrento. This breathtaking palace is now a bed and breakfast and offers the perfect backdrop for your hands-on culinary experience. Upon arrival and introductions, you’ll take a guided walk into the historic city center to gather fresh local ingredients to take back to the estate’s private kitchen, where you’ll learn how to prepare typical Neapolitan dishes like potato timbale, ravioli, grilled beef entrecôte, and the popular Italian dessert, tiramisu. After working up an appetite in the kitchen, toast to your day with a glass of Prosecco and then savor your original culinary creations. Buon appetito!
The Basket of Plenty
For a truly immersive taste of local food and spirits, you won’t want to miss The Bay of Plenty shore excursion in Tauranga, New Zealand. This tasting tour offers an incredible opportunity to savor the unique flavors of the region, with visits to an artisanal bakery, fish market, kiwi fruit orchard, and more. With basket in hand, make your way from venue to venue, sampling and collecting local delicacies, including fresh breads, cheese, meats, seafood, and wine. The best part? You’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with all the tasty selections you’ve gathered along the way.
A Taste of the Past: Bois Cotlette Family Estate Tour & Tasting
Food, history, and culture come together seamlessly on this shore excursion to Bois Cotlette Estate in Roseau, Dominica. Not only will you enjoy a taste of fresh coconut jelly, Caribbean fruits, coffee, sugar cane, and cocoa — all picked straight from one of the plantation’s trees — you’ll also get to explore the oldest surviving family estate in Dominica and its nearly 300-year-old legacy. The estate’s extensive planters’ gardens boat a wonderful selection of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and large-leaf root crops, which you’ll sample throughout the tour. You’ll also enjoy an amazing opportunity to interact with the property owners, who’ll regale you with stories of the estate and the process they use to produce their coffee and cocoa products.
These are just a few of the culinary shore excursions you’ll find on a Celebrity Cruises vacation – all poised to tantalize your taste buds with local cuisine and spirits.