One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own.
But what if the fine art of preparing French cuisine was brought right to you? For those who want to enjoy the luxury of a barge cruise and temper their skill as a culinary chef, cooking while you cruise would be just right for you.
Classes Aboard the Barge
Taking culinary classes while cruising is one of the many unique scenarios you can select for your vacation cruise in France. And while it might seem that it could prevent you from doing other options (such as going ashore and exploring the sites) the itinerary of the charter cruise can be tailored to meet the needs and wishes of passengers.
And it’s ideal that you should go ashore and have a chance to explore the open markets of France. These areas have so much to offer, from foods and ingredients to trinkets and merchandise. Perhaps you may even find some special additions for your next culinary dish. You might pick up on a few techniques or select dishes that you want to know more about, which is always great for inspiration.
Everything at Your Convenience
For those who are interested in learning more about French cuisine, everything you need is brought right to you as the classes are held in the onboard kitchen. You may even get an extra bonus while aboard with the opportunity to encounter some of the Provence’s premier chefs, who will be more than willing to provide insight into what it is to be a culinary artist.
And don’t worry if you’ve never had any experience with French cuisine before. In most cases, you won’t be the only one. But everyone has to start somewhere, so why not here. If you’re a beginner in cooking French cuisine, have no fear. You too can learn how to prepare some of the finest French dishes while cruising France’s waterways.
You’ll also learn about safe food handling and picking out the finest products for your recipes. When you’re out and about at the open markets, you’ll have a chance to put your new-found skills to the test and bring back the freshest ingredients for your next culinary masterpiece.
Luxurious barge cruises are the perfect way to explore the world and the abilities you have within. And who knows, when you get back home, everyone is probably going to be begging you to put your new skills to the test.
About The Author: Crystal Groome is owner of Barge Connection – specializing in European Barge Vacations since 1988. Crystal has specialized in barging vacations specifically for over eleven years and visits Europe yearly to personally inspect individual barges and operators. Check our latest time sensitive specials on Facebook and Twitter (@bargeconnection).