Viking River Cruises – a celebration of fine food

01 Jun 2013

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The scent of rosemary on roasted lamb. The sight of scarlet tomatoes, plump and ripe. The way the pastry flakes in your fingers, and melts in your mouth. You experience travel with all your senses – including taste – and food that indulges all your senses is food that you never forget. With Viking, you celebrate food in all its glory. On board and on shore, you discover that food is something to be sampled, savoured and, above all, enjoyed!

Chateau Neuf de Pape vineyard

Casual Dining in Elegant Style
Greet the morning with a sumptuous breakfast buffet in the dining room. Or pick up a croissant and cappuccino and head off to the sun deck to watch the river come to life. Lunch presents yet more choice with a selection of inspiring dishes. When evening falls, the artistry in the kitchen transforms into a masterpiece of a five‐course dinner, with a menu that incorporates traditional influences as well as contemporary cuisine.

To be an occasion, it must be shared. And there is no more relaxing place to share good food, good wine and stories with friends—old and new—than in our intimate dining rooms.

A Taste of...
Viking’s signature ’Taste of...’ events are a great introduction to the food and drink of the region. This delightfully informal gathering is as much a visual feast as it is an edible one. Displays of colourful fruit sit alongside a smorgasbord of delicacies, such as you might find in a traditional café. Pretzels and sweet mustard, leberwurst and Kölsch are some of the many tasty treats at ’A Taste of Germany.’ Surrounded by glorious riverside scenery, it is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow guests, chat with Viking chefs and enjoy a taste of the world.

A Side Serving of Culture
Accompany the chef on a food shopping trip to the local market. Discover why herbs are a cook’s best friend. Meet local producers of fine food and wine. With Viking, food is never just for sustenance—it’s a joy to be shared. Make apple strudel or whip up a fondant au chocolat—our tastings, cooking classes and hands‐on demonstrations are the perfect way to expand your mind and satisfy your taste buds.

The Al Fresco Experience
Guests have the opportunity to dine al fresco—whether it is on the sun deck or the new Viking Longships Aquavit Terrace. Relaxing amidst ever‐changing landscapes, it is the perfect casual dining experience.

Sue Johnson

Sue started her career in travel as a Travel Consultant and is now part of the Travel Associates marketing team. You can email her at sue_johnson@travel-associates.com.au