European river cruise ships have been inaccessible for North Americans for over a year. To maintain and stimulate interest and enthusiasm for travel, several lines have shared a glimpse of their specialty recipes inviting you to try them at home to experience and celebrate the rich and varied cultural traditions of the destinations visited on their itineraries.
From Crystal Cruises:
Crystal Cruises Prego’s Forest Mushroom Soup:
“This signature dish boasts a rich, creamy texture from several combined mushrooms, each adding its own character. To balance this heavy creamy texture and enhance the soup’s flavors, we recommend Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2004, with its earthy personality, fine acidity, firm tannin and aromas of dried fruits and dried rose petals. The time, patience and passion with which this Barbaresco is made makes it the best companion for the dish and rewards you with a joyful experience of taste and texture.” – Ilija Marojevic, Restaurant Manager
Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.