Food & Wine
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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
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.
2. EAT YOUR WAY
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.
4. PARTAKE IN SOME PORT
WINE TASTINGS IN PORTO,
The home of port wine, there is no
better place then Portugal to sample
the different styles of the famous
5. EXPLORE CAI RANG
FLOATING MARKET IN CAN
Experiencing the sights, smells
and tastes of the floating markets
of the Mekong Delta is a feast for
DOURO RIVER, PORTUGAL
MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM
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.
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
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:
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
Savour a multi-course,
degustation menu together
with carefully paired wines,
selected by Viking’s onboard
THREE WAYS TO
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.
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
Let us help you brush up on
the fundamentals of winetasting
ahead of your next
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
FLAVOURS OF THE
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.
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.
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.
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