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Seven Seas Explorer features all suites, all balcony with a capacity of 750 passengers, and has a culinary arts center. Explorer is the only ship in the fleet to have the culinary arts kitchen, and will have Gourmet Explorer Tours (excursions) in select ports.

The Culinary Arts Kitchen provides guests with all the components necessary to broaden your culinary skills in a friendly environment that reminds one of the most prestigious cooking schools in France for both outline and composition.  There are eighteen individual cooking stations that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art induction cooktops.  These stations are designed atop three long curved rows with white work surfaces and stainless steel sinks to provide a look that elegantly compliments the complex and richly flavored foods guests will prepare during the classes.

Guests attending classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen will receive highly-personalized instruction, as each guest will prepare dishes from their own personal workstation for authentic, hands-on training.  The culinary arts center features floor-to-ceiling windows.  It is located on deck 11 with breathtaking ocean views that perfectly compliment the epicurean delights being prepared within the center.The Culinary Arts Kitchen offers more than a dozen unique classes.

EXP Culinary Arts Kitchen

Classes Include:  (Fees apply to classes, and vary by itinerary) – (Cost is $89 per person per class, and classes are 1-1/2 to 2 hours). There are other smaller and shorter classes that are by invitation only, and will span very specific topics.

The new classes for the 2018 season include:

Modern Nordic

The delectable cuisine of Northern Europe is a delight.  Among the traditional recipes presented are the Swedish Smorgastarta and a fish chowder that hails from Estonia.

Everything French

As the cuisine to which all others aspire,  this class is designed around classic French technique.  Learn the difference between French bistro and haute cuisine, as well as explore the various regional cuisines of France.  This class will elevate your kitchen skills at home.  Sample two French wines, and learn the art of pairing French food and wine.

Majestic Mediterranean

Master signature dishes selected from Italy, France, Greece and Turkey and Spain.  Learn why the Mediterranean diet is celebrated as both healthy and abundant in flavor.  Sample unique wines from the Mediterranean and taste for yourself why they are perfect pairings for the food of this majestic cuisine.

The Beautiful Bird

Learn the secrets to perfect chicken every time.  This technique-based class allows you to master the art of grilling, roasting and sautéing.  You will also learn perfect side dishes to elevate the simple bird to a new level of elegant dining.  Enjoy a white and red wine sample and taste how both can pair perfectly with the beautiful bird.


Gone Fishing

As we are all adding fish to our diet, we often make that choice when dining out, but not at home.  This is a master level class on eight techniques for fish cookery, saute, shallow poach, deep poach, pan fry, curing, ceviche, grilling and baking.  Learn the crafts through your hands-on work and lively demonstrations by your chef instructor.  Upon completion of this class, you will be proficient in fish cookery and boast a new confidence in your ability to prepare great fish dishes at home.

Light My Fire

Man has been cooking with fire since the dawn of humankind, but in your modern life we have not exactly perfected it.  This class focuses on the mastery of high heat cooking whether on a grill or stovetop.  Learn the secrets pf perfect grilling and sautéing, and how to improve the flavor and consistency of your favorite meats.  Enhance your ability to cook proteins to your desired temperature, whether rare or well done.

At Home Italian

In Italy, no dish is more symbolic of home cooking than pasta.  In this class, you will learn to make pasta from scratch and surprise yourself at how simple and quick it really is.  Master the fundamentals of great pasta

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