For a New Immersive Culinary Program
Most cruise lines suggest cruisers dive deep into the destination, but Silversea is taking that to a higher level with its new S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) program, debuting on the new Silver Moon next summer. S.A.L.T. is a new, creative collaboration between Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer, Silversea Cruises, and Adam Sachs, a renowned culinary journalist and S.A.L.T. project director.
More Bourdain than Michelin in style, S.A.L.T. taps into local food and beverages as a “means to the destination.” For example, going ashore in Ancona, Italy, guests might head out to meet a local pasta-maker who grows ancient grains in the hills around Fermo and creates organic, gluten-free pasta. Cruise guests will learn how the source of the ingredients impacts a dish’s taste. They’ll also go “hands-on” with a pasta workshop.
Silver Moon will also introduce the new S.A.L.T. Kitchen and a separate S.A.L.T. Bar, showcasing dishes and beverages from the ship’s region of sailing. Onboard in Benoa, Bali, for example, guests could learn how to concoct Indonesian cocktails from a “local,” or alternatively, watch a cooking demonstration by a Balinese journalist/author who’s tapping into her grandmother’s traditional recipes. Often, guests will be invited to pick up a utensil and help prepare ingredients.
A new onboard S.A.L.T. Lab, a high-tech learning center, will host workshops, research and foodie mixing-and-mingling. Almost daily, Muckermann and Sachs are dreaming up new S.A.L.T. elements — shaping an immersive culinary program with a local twist that’s well beyond the norm.