Foodies are all too familiar with the infamous battles that take place in “Kitchen Stadium” opened by the flamboyant chairman, Takeshi Kaga. He flips through the air like a ninja assassin wielding a sharp stainless steel kitchen knife in one hand and a sharpening stick in another before landing and yelling out the secret ingredient like a shogun warrior.
Now fans have the rare opportunity to watch a legendary battle between celebrity chefs on the first ever “Food Network at Sea” cruise.
On August 22, 2010, the Celebrity Solstice will host Chefs Cat Cora of the show “Iron Chef,” and Aaron Sanchez from “Chefs vs. City,” for a “Battle of the Solstice Chefs” competition.
Guests must purchase the “Food Network at Sea” package. The cruise fare will not only include a ticket to the competition event, but also VIP check in, red carpet receptions, special in cabin gifts, pre-paid gratuities and a cocktail party.
During the cruise there will also be Food Network cooking classes, “dine-around” sampling favorite Food Network recipes, and access to a Food Network VIP lounge and screening room.
Prices start at $1,519 pp for an ocean view stateroom including government taxes and fees.
To book the inaugural Food Network at Sea cruise on Celebrity Solstice, call Food Network Travel at 866-951-9925, or visit www.foodnetworktravel.com.
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Food Network Cruise 2011 information. Food Network star Anne Burrell, the vivacious host of popular series Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef will be on an 11-night cruise aboard the new Celebrity Silhouette visiting Rome, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Lisbon and then a Transatlantic sailing ending in New York. The cruise begins on October 22, 2011.
I realize that this cruise was last fall and I\’ve been reading about the upcoming cruise in fall 2011. I checked into the fares which are reasonable enough if there are two people planning on sharing a cabin. Celebrity does nothing for single travelers. The single supplement is 200 per cent. So, the $1,500+ cruise becomes over $3,000. That’s a bit much for many of us. It appears that Food Network encourages only couples. I would bet that there are many singles out there who watch Food Network programming regularly ( I can’t be the only one) who don’t have someone with whom to travel. Whether we’re young professionals or retirees whose avocation is cooking, we’re left on the sidelines. Maybe you need to rethink your choice of cruise lines.