Carnival Introduces New Cooking Workshops
Passengers will be able to choose from over 15 ‘Carnival Kitchen’ classes — a hands-on culinary experience led by the line’s chefs. “We’re committed to providing our guests with memorable onboard experiences, and now, they’ll have the opportunity to explore the art of cooking alongside our incredible culinary team in a fun, informative and interactive atmosphere,” said Cyrus Marfatia, vice president of culinary and dining for Carnival Cruise Line. “We’ve created a diverse selection of experiences that cater to every type of palate, so whether our guests want to learn how to master their favorite foods or want to try something new, Carnival Kitchen has it all.”
Some of the workshops will be:
- Carnival Classics Workshop with Dinner: Discover the secrets behind Carnival’s most popular dishes, including tuna tartare from Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, saffron risotto from Italian venue Cucina del Capitano, and last but certainly not least, Carnival’s famous warm chocolate melting cake.
- The Orient Unknown Class with Dinner: Master the flavors of the Far East by exploring the world of savory noodle dishes, silky soups, mouth-watering satays, and delicious desserts that take participants on a journey through the cuisines of Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and more.
- Cake Workshop: Follow step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful masterpiece by layering, filling, and learning to make hand-made fondant, edible decorations, and more.
- Pasta Master Class: Explore the art of Italian pasta-making by mixing, rolling, and molding fresh dough into creative and unique shapes, and then pairing them with delicious sauces — made from scratch, of course!
Other classes offered include sushi rolling, pizza making, and pie baking, among others. One and two-hour morning, afternoon, and early evening sessions are generally available on sea days, and can accommodate up to 18 participants at a time. Reservations can be made pre-cruise at carnival.com or at any restaurant once onboard.
Located on Deck 4 aft, Carnival Kitchen includes nine marbled-granite cooking and prep stations with individual sinks, refrigerators, stovetops, and all tools and ingredients necessary to create the dish(es) that the chef is teaching. There is also a dedicated dining area within the Carnival Kitchen for those in the evening classes to enjoy a themed sit-down dinner included in the cost of the class. Workshop prices range from $30 to $59.
Carnival Panorama will include a massive WaterWorks aqua park, the SkyRide cycling attraction also found on Carnival Vista and Horizon, and dining venues like Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse. It will also house the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea.
Panorama will debut with a special three-day voyage on December 11, 2019, followed by year-round Mexican Riviera cruises beginning December 14 from Long Beach, California.
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