I first went to Southeast Asia in 1991, and fell in love with Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. Memories of Singapore’s hawker stalls… eating Chili Crab, Black Pepper Prawns, Fish Head Curry at Muthus in India town; Rijstaffel in Jakarta, Ice Kachang in Malaysia, green papaya salad in a mortar and pestle in a Bangkok kitchen, are still vivid in my mind and on my palate. I came back with not only a higher tolerance for spice and chilis, but a boat load of flavor memories. It inspired me and helped shape what was about to come onto the plate in the restaurant. I have never been to Vietnam or Cambodia, and relish the thought of exploring new flavor frontiers, disguised as familiar ingredients. Food always stimulates discovery!
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Indulge your appetite for the uncommonly unique rarities of Southeast Asia aboard Crystal Cruises’ most highly acclaimed ship – the Symphony.
Seawind Tours & Travel, Inc. is honored to be partnering with Chef Eric Leterc to offer you this exclusive opportunity to exhilarate your spirit and satiate your passion for luxurious and adventurous travel. The Far East Overtures is the first in our series of Overtures cruises with Chef Eric Leterc and is a highly customized, all-inclusive 13-day cruise. This preeminent cruise has been enhanced to include private shore excursions and a private gourmet dinner, prepared by Chef Eric Leterc, along with cooking demonstrations and exclusive culinary events presented by the inventive, award-winning Chef.
The tranquil ambience and exotic aura of China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore are yours to discover while immersing yourself in the unspoiled splendor of ancient empires woven timelessly into a modern world. In many ways, 21st century Southeast Asia is indistinguishable from the optimistic, spiritually aware dynasties that revered this beautiful place for thousands of years. Ancient temples remain nestled in the lush tropical mountains overlooking small fishing villages and bustling cities pay homage to the proud and determined generations that continue to treasure and perpetuate its abundance. Their phenomenal contributions to the culinary world vary by region and, much like the locale itself, encourage visitors to experience it all.
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