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14
Nov

Here, we look at 10 reasons why Lyon remains the culinary capital of the world some 80 years since Curnonsky’s ringing endorsement – from its heartening bouchons and inspired specialities, to its legacy of churning out history’s finest chefs and gastronomes.

26
Sep

Romance, history and world-class cuisine combine on our wonderful 8-day Sensations of Southern France itinerary, sailing between Lyon and Arles. A celebration of quintessential France, we’re proud to announce that we’ve enlisted the culinary expertise of Fabien Morreale, finalist in the French TV show Top Chef. Fabien has created a wonderful menu, showcasing the most delicious produce from the Burgundy and Provence regions, to be enjoyed on-board our Emerald Liberté Star-Ship at our Provençal evening, as part of our EmeraldPLUS program. We thought we’d get to know the man behind the menu.

05
Sep

A vibrant clash of the old and the new, Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam is typified by traditional market stalls, French Colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers sitting peacefully side by side. A treat for all the senses, life in Ho Chi Minh City never sits still – with locals dashing about on put-putting motorcycles, street vendors selling delicious wares and the bright lights of amazing retail stores pulling you in. One of South-East Asia’s finest centres of culinary excellence, Ho Chi Minh City satisfies every palate, appetite and budget. 

10
Mar

Wine and cheese — is there a finer combination? Whether you’re partial to a morsel of Sainte-Maure paired perfectly with an aromatic Sancerre or prefer the distinct contrast of Manchego and Old Vine Garnacha; wine and cheese have been married together for thousands of years, providing distinct, diverse and endlessly indulgent flavour combinations for the discerning palate.

16
Feb

Providing an authentic taste of life in new destinations, many of us like to head straight to street vendors when on holiday. 

13
Dec

Travelling through France is never complete without sampling the culinary delights on offer throughout the country. Fine dining, finer wines and a cheese selection of which dreams are made, few cuisines around the world can better that of the French.

30
Nov

Few things personify Germany quite like the Rhine, flowing through some of the most beautiful, historic and quintessentially German stretches of the country. 

20
Oct

One of the absolute joys of exploring new countries, cities and cultures is experiencing the local delicacies and famed culinary creations of the region. 

11
Aug

One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto’s unique food scene has evolved over a couple of Millennia, drawing upon time-honoured techniques and distinct flavours beloved by the locals. Porto’s position between the sea and lush agricultural land provides the city with an abundance of fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit – giving the resident chefs plenty of delicious produce to create delightful dishes.  

02
Aug

Decades of communism did little for culinary evolution in Eastern Europe, where food was mainly viewed as necessary fuel rather than an experience to be savoured.

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