Celebrity Chef Steph Legari & Gourmet Hawaiian Barbecue

May 2016 sailing takes foodies on an exclusive gourmet experience

I am thrilled that this press release went out this week!

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Vision Travel and Lush Life is thrilled to announce their partnership with celebrity chef Steph Legari, owner of Steph the Grilling Gourmet ® and Crystal Cruises for an exclusive sailing to Hawaii in May 2016.  Dubbed the “Hawaiian Serenade”, this unique cruise will excite Canadian foodies with a full gourmet barbecue experience onboard Crystal Cruises’ Serenity. The fiery cooking technique adopted all over the world originated in Hawaii and is known to locals as Barbacoa.Cruise guests will get an up close and personal look at Legari’s style as he demonstrates basic grilling techniques, showcases the elements of smoke, and teaches how to choose the right wood for the right food. He will also be leading customized shore excursions to several Hawaiian islands.

“All foods can be touched by smoke and fire, and the Hawaiian isles is the perfect place to appreciate how these elements transform the flavours of any cuisine,” says Legari.

“We’re very excited by this partnership because it really brings to life the Hawaiian experience. Barbecue is a major part of Hawaiian cuisine, and there is no better ambassador for this technique than Chef Legari. This will be a truly special cruise for foodies,” says Sheila Gallant-Halloran, luxury travel advisor with Lush Life and Vision Travel.

Crystal Cruises, voted number one cruise line in the world 21 years in a row, is a longstanding partner of Vision Travel, Canada’s largest travel management company. This sailing is one of many custom experiences developed by the two companies for Canadian travellers.   “We always aim to offer our Canadian guests a fresh experience that they will remember long after they return from their cruise. Spectacular dining is a crucial element of that experience, and Chef Legari’s exquisite cuisine is sure to be a hit with our guests,” says Karen Scott Caplice, national sales manager of Crystal Cruises.

Shore excursion options will be customized to complement the “Hawaiian Serenade” http://www.crystalcruises.com/hawaiian-cruises/round-trip-san-francisco–6310 , and may include:

  • Visiting a Hawaiian plantation
  • Differentiating distinct flavors emanating from leaves when grilling food
  • Sampling local spirits
  • Attending a traditional Hawaiian Luau

For more information on this cruise, visit www.lushlife.ca or contact Sheila Gallant-Halloran  sheila.gh@visiontravel.ca, 613-837-0699.

Here are some pictures to tempt you!  Follow Chef Steph to Hawaii!

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Sheila Gallant-Halloran