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DISCOVERY GUIDE

Food & Wine

DESTINATION FOCUSED. CULTURALLY ENRICHING. CAREFULLY CURATED.


Discover Wines and

Cuisines of the World

Nothing reveals the nature and soul of a destination

quite like food and wine do – they are after all

an integral element of any culture. Exploring

the culinary delights of a region can give you

a unique insight into the life and traditions of

the residents, and can create travel memories

that will be linked to every taste experience.

So, whether it be a tasting journey through the

farmer’s markets in the heart of Vienna; sampling

wines at an historic Cistercian monastery; hunting

for truffles in the Beaujolais region; or sipping aged

whiskeys in the world’s most northerly distillery,

food and wine have a universal language that

travellers around the world seek to share.

Throughout the following pages we will take you

on both a voyage of discovery to some of the worlds

most renowned food and wine destinations; and

introduce you to the destination inspired dining we

offer on board - the best of both culinary worlds.


FOOD & TRAVEL

THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP

Food and the love of food is often called the great

unifier – bringing people of all cultures and origins

together through the simple joy of sharing a meal.

From the seafood rich waters of Norway to the

exotic floating markets of Vietnam, the freshest

of oysters in Tasmania and the rich sweetness of

baklava in Turkey, discover these 5 must-do foodie

experiences for the culinary traveller in all of us.

1. CATCH AND COOK

A KING CRAB IN

HONNINGSVÅG, NORWAY

Set off in a deep-sea raft

into the pristine waters of

Sarnesfjorden and learn how

prized king crabs are harvested

from enormous traps, and then

feast on the delicious meat.

HONNINGSVÅG, NORWAY

2. EAT YOUR WAY

THROUGH THE

FRENCH QUARTER OF

NEW ORLEANS, USA

There are more restaurants in

the French Quarter than you

could dine at in a lifetime, with

plenty of gumbo, jambalaya,

po’ boys, crawfish, beignets

and bread pudding on offer.

JAMBALAYA. NEW ORLEANS, USA


3. LEARN TO MAKE FRESH

PASTA IN TUSCANY, ITALY

Making homemade fresh pasta is

something everyone should try.

Enrol in a cooking class and get the

feel for this age old process.

TUSCANY, ITALY

4. PARTAKE IN SOME PORT

WINE TASTINGS IN PORTO,

PORTUGAL

The home of port wine, there is no

better place then Portugal to sample

the different styles of the famous

fortified wine.

5. EXPLORE CAI RANG

FLOATING MARKET IN CAN

THO, VIETNAM

Experiencing the sights, smells

and tastes of the floating markets

of the Mekong Delta is a feast for

the senses.

DOURO RIVER, PORTUGAL

MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM


Destination-Inspired

Dining Onboard

MANFREDI’S

Discover traditional Italian

flavours and fresh pasta made

daily. We highly recommend

sampling the steak, or try

cooking your own at home

with Viking’s special recipe.

VIEW RECIPE

M A MSEN’S

Tucked away in the Explorers’

Lounge, at Mamsen’s you’ll

enjoy Scandinavian specialties

such as smørrebrød, an openfaced

sandwich with llings

piled on a thin layer of rye

bread.

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Viking’s gastronomic offering is very deliberately destination-inspired to

enhance your experience of the destinations we visit. With eight different

dining options to choose from and ever-changing menus, all prepared to order

throughout the cruise, you’ll be spoilt for choice on our ocean ships. And the

best bit? There is no charge for alternate dining, it’s all included.

Here is just a sample of the delicious dining options you’ll find onboard:

THE RESTAURANT

Serving up daily specialities

that reflect the cuisine of

the current port of call, like

Barramundi in Brisbane and

dim sums in Hong Kong.

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

CHEF’S TABLE

Savour a multi-course,

internationally-inspired

degustation menu together

with carefully paired wines,

selected by Viking’s onboard

sommelier.

LEARN MORE


THREE WAYS TO

SAVOUR THE

FINEST WINES

PORT, PORTO

The sun-kissed trellised slopes of the

Douro River are the perfect place to

sample the fortied wine that is a

regional speciality, named after the

charming city of Porto.

Find out more about the history of port

wine and why the British armed forces

use port to toast the queen on our

Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary.

BEAUJOLAIS WINE COUNTRY

Vineyards stretch for four miles along

the Saône River, the granite soils and

warmer climate making it ideal for

growing grapes that produce a light

crisp wine that has become one of

France’s most beloved.

Discover why Beaujolais is one of the

world’s most renowned wine regions

on our France’s Finest itinerary.

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Whether your favourite tipple is distilled or fermented, every sip is an

integral part of your travel journey, especially when shared with friends

old and new. If you enjoy sampling carefully crafted wine at its source,

these destinations should be on your wishlist:

Like to go back

to basics?

Let us help you brush up on

the fundamentals of winetasting

ahead of your next

dinner party:

AQUAVIT, NORWAY

While not a wine, aquavit means “water of

life” and is Norway’s national spirit. Once only

enjoyed at Christmas, aquavit now boasts bars

dedicated to serving the spirit which by law,

must be made from potatoes.

Sample the water of life on our Viking

Homelands itinerary.

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BRING THE

FLAVOURS OF THE

WORLD HOME

Inspired? Why not surprise friends and family with

destination-inspired dining at home. Here are just a

few examples of our favourite recipes:


STEAMED MUSSELS, ITALY

These garlicky, steamed mussels in

a succulent saffron-infused sauce

reflect the sunny flavours of Italy.

This traditional recipe mingles

crabmeat with these delectable

jewels of the sea. Serve this with

fresh, crusty bread to soak up all of

the luscious, soupy sauce.

VIEW RECIPE

POACHED SALMON &

CUCUMBER SALAD, NORWAY

Details such as cold marinating

the sliced cucumbers enhances

the clean, fresh taste of Viking’s

Chairman, Torstein Hagen’s

favourite dish, one that Norwegians

have loved for generations.

VIEW RECIPE

EASY APPLE STRUDEL, AUSTRIA

Making strudel dough from scratch

is notoriously difficult. We’ve

simplied this recipe by using puff

pastry, though the lling is still

very traditional and will bring back

memories of Vienna.

VIEW RECIPE


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AUSTRALIA

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