Chef Tim & Rebecca took to the high seas as culinary guests of Holland America cruise line. As a special feature of the m/s Oosterdam, 12 days in November, the ship hosted “Sip, Savor & Sail” themed events.
Tim hosted cooking demonstrations in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center (presented by Food & Wine magazine) for a full house. His signature grilled calamari with brown butter, capers, roasted garlic & tomato was an instant hit. The next cooking demonstration was sweet pea risotto with crispy skin snapper.
Rebecca co-hosted a premium wine tasting event with the ship’s cellar master outlining some of the m/s Oosterdam’s fine wine collection and a magic of food and wine pairing session. Rebecca also had 2 deep at several of the ship’s bars for rum cocktail mixology and tropical cocktail mixology classes.
Chef Tim’s popular Mahi Mahi with coconut rice, mango salad and sweet chili sauce was featured in the main dining room gaining rave reviews from hundreds of passengers. Tim hosted a 3 course Calypso Brunch to a sold out dining room featuring beet cured wahoo, butter poached lobster eggs benedict and banana bread French toast.
Tim & Rebecca hosted “Sip & Savour” events featuring a daily hors d’oeuvre and a skillfully paired glass of wine. The duo also entertained guests with a Question & answer panel discussion on topics like how they met to how they conduct business to what kind of pan to use for cooking certain items.
Recipes cards were provided for participants and there were no cards left at the end of the events! This Sip, Savor & Sail themed week put Grand Bahama and Flying Fish on the map for lots of travellers from all over the globe.