We recently caught up with Executive Chef Ronald Smith to hear about his unique path to the culinary world. Below he shares the moment he knew he wanted to become a chef, the top dishes you just can’t miss in the Caribbean and much more.
Imagine feeling relaxed and enjoying rejuvenated skin after soaking in thermal waters while on a Mediterranean cruise. Add an ancient setting with legendary history and you’ve arrived at Thermal Baths of the Popes tour in Rome, Italy, the site of one of our new Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch.
A creamy Soufflé de Homard Plaza Athénée with lobster and cheese served from atop a gleaming silver tray – that’s happiness on a plate that harkens back to the halcyon days of the Hôtel Plaza Athenee in Paris. Pair it with an exquisite Louis Latour Meursault Chardonnay and you have just one of seven perfectly delectable courses in our latest epicurean masterpiece, La Cuisine Bourgeoise, by Jacques Pépin at La Reserve by Wine Spectator.
By Director of Culinary Enrichment & Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly
Anyone who has ever set foot in an Asian grocery store realizes that the world of Asian noodles is vast. They’re also an essential part of the culinary culture with a history tracing all the way back to the third century BC during the Han dynasty. My favorite thing to do in Asia is to visit the local markets and explore all the various noodles on offer – I always learn something new.
What happens when you combine art and travel? You get the worldwide, mobile and inflatable sculpture installation of a talented Miami-based artist, and one of Oceania Cruises’ artists-in-residence, Frank Hyder. Frank’s inflatable sculptures, conceived in 2008 for a group show named “Giants in the City,” found its origins in street and parade art. Janis, the giant two-faced painted head, is about 10 feet tall and is currently sailing aboard Marina with Frank. He first launched the installation aboard Nautica in 2015. This summer, he has been working on an array of colorful watercolors of Janis as the inflatable sculpture travels with him.