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Aficionado Dinner/Nieuw Statendam

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Has anyone recently attended the Aficionado Dinner on the Nieuw Statendam?  We sail in less than two weeks and the dinner just came to my attention.  I could not find detail on the HAL site.  Would love to hear your experiences.  

Thank you.

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8 minutes ago, BaltimoreCruise said:

Aficionado Dinner

Have not heard of that one before!  Is it a special itinerary in connection with Food & Wine or similar?

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Check out this thread from last year:  

I posted the menu and some pics from our dinner with Rudi Sodamin in there.  Well, it's not like we ate WITH him, he was there at the beginning and at the end 'cause he was in the kitchen the rest of the time!

 

As for finding it on the HAL website, I found it under Specialty Dining:

 

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Edited by Alberta Quilter

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Probably only for selected sailings.  The Culinary Council members would have to be cruising all the time, otherwise.  Baltimore Cruise and I happen to be on the same sailing.

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25 minutes ago, Alberta Quilter said:

Probably only for selected sailings.  The Culinary Council members would have to be cruising all the time, otherwise.  Baltimore Cruise and I happen to be on the same sailing.

Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Alberta Quilter said:

Check out this thread from last year:  

 

 

Thanks for that!  I remember it now!  

Wouldn't be interested in paying that premium price for an underwhelming chef. 

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Alberta Quilter,

Thank you for posting about the dinner.  Do you recall if the menu is available upon boarding?  

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2 hours ago, BaltimoreCruise said:

Alberta Quilter,

Thank you for posting about the dinner.  Do you recall if the menu is available upon boarding?  

BaltimoreCruise

 

No, I don't know.  We saw the menu for the first time when we sat down to dinner that evening.  We got an email in advance of the cruise and called in to book it.  It was on the second week of a B2B for us and two other couples.  All six of us got a refund of our pre-payment after the first segment.  It turned out that they refunded our "unused" dinner so we had to quickly rebook onboard.  I'm glad they changed to the online booking to alleviate that issue.

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On 2/5/2020 at 3:11 PM, vicd1969 said:

The culinary sailings are listed here, you'll have to click on the "+" sign for each chef in the lower half of the page

 

https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/specialty-cruises/food-and-beverage-aficionado.html

There is only one in Europe.  Does anyone know if they still have a Chefs Table dinner with wine pairings?

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