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Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 5, 2016

Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises

Cruise News – Apr. 5, 2016

Tall-ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced a series of culinary-themed voyages for 2016 that feature some of Europe’s top gourmet chefs and sommeliers. During these select cruises — each theme will reflect the region in which the ship is sailing — guests can take part in complimentary cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tastings, and culinary lectures. The 7-night culinary themed sailings are:

May 14, 2016, Roundtrip Rome, Star Clipper
Sommelier Fabien Riot

Sommelier Fabien Riot is a sommelier and certified butler, ranked the top National and European sommelier at the Toques Blanches competition in 1994. He managed the Michelin-starred Gilles Goujon’s Restaurant, which has been ranked among the top 10 best restaurants in the world. He then came to Château l’Hospitalet in France to manage its Mediterranean restaurant, l’Art de Vivre.


June 18, 2016, Roundtrip Athens, Star Clipper
Sommelier Pascal Jolivet and Chef Christian Loisl

Sommelier Pascal Jolivet is one of the youngest and most dynamic wine estate owners in the Loire Valley in France, and is also the owner of the Metis Wines Estate in South Africa. In fact, 11 wines from his vineyards earned an outstanding rating of 90 points or higher on the Wine Spectator 100 points scale. Christian Loisl is a Michelin-starred chef, formerly with Le Carat Ludwigsburg. He refers to his cuisine as international, and his style and experimental dishes encompass various techniques.

August 20, 2016, Roundtrip Rome, Star Flyer
Sommelier Bruno David and Chef Mike Susser

Sommelier Bruno David and his wife, Marie-Hélène, are the owners of La Passion des Terroirs, Bordeaux’s largest family-run wine estate. Chef Mike Susser is known for his appearances on German and Austrian TV. He is also the author of several cookbooks, owns a cooking school, and was named one of the “Top 20 Chefs in Austria” in 2014.

May 7, 2016, Rome to Athens, Royal Clipper
Chef Gwenaël Laroche

Chef Gwenaël Laroche, inspired by her extensive travel experiences, creates varied and original food pairings.

August 20, 2016, Rome to Athens, Royal Clipper
Chef Jens Kirchenwitz

Michelin-starred Chef Jens Kirchenwitz has become well known in the German food scene during the last few years. He hosts radio and TV shows in Europe, has cooked for celebrities, and toured with Jamie Oliver around Germany.

October 1, 2016, Istanbul to Athens, Royal Clipper
Beer Sommelier Annika Klee and Chef Martina Kömpel

Annika Klee is a world-renowned German beer sommelier whose beer experience includes running breweries in Greece and Namibia. Chef Martina Kömpel has moderated countless cooking shows in German and French television. Her professional career began at Alain Senerens, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris. She worked alongside Michel Roth at the Hôtel Ritz Paris.

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