INDULGE IN NEW ZEALAND’S FINEST LOCAL PRODUCE WITH
‘TASTE THE BAY’
San Miniato, Tuscany
Experience delicious produce and wine on our new for 2019/20 Scenic Freechoice ‘Taste the Bay’ foodie tour.
New Zealand is renowned for its spectacular natural wonders, turquoise waters, sweeping mountainscapes, epic glaciers and rich heritage. But if you haven’t indulged in the country’s delectable local produce, you are seriously missing out. Discover the intriguing origins of the celebrated Manuka Honey, relive your childhood with a tour of Makana’s Chocolate Factory and taste some of the finest wines that New Zealand has to offer at its vineyards.
Chef Guillermo Muro
Scenic Eclipse Culinary Team
More than just truffle hunters, the San Miniato families each have their own secrets handed down through the generations, their truffle dogs and their hidden paths through the oak, poplar and holm oak forests. Every product is hand-made and there is no mechanisation used in the manufacturing process. Specially trained truffle dogs are used to locate the precious truffles. Each truffle is removed from the ground and hand wrapped in paper or fabric without removing the earth around it before being stored in a refrigerated container to allow truffle to “breathe.” Milk products, eggs and meat are kept in close proximity to absorb the truffle aroma. The wrapping is changed daily for maximum of 10 days for black truffles, and 5 days for white truffles to allow them to mature to perfection. Cleaning of the Savitar truffle is actually only done a few minutes before use, with fresh water and a toothbrush.
Thanks to the traditions passed down through the Savini family - from the father who was a truffle dealer and his wife who was a cook for aristocratic families – today the Savitar business has preserved the ancient truffle traditions making it one of the most renowned names in the truffle producing industry.
“The Scenic Eclipse philosophy is to ensure the best and most authentic of dining choices for our guests,” said Chef Muro. “We have chefs from around the world who are specialists in regional cuisines and that requires the very best or produce around the world to support them.”
Grilled Pupunha, Teppanyaki @ Koko's
Sample the best produce on board Scenic Eclipse
Dining on board Scenic Eclipse promises to be a sensory delight. With 10 all-inclusive dining experiences, ranging from casual to fine dining inspired by all four corners of the globe, using only the freshest and finest ingredients, a multicultural culinary adventure awaits.
Our impressive selection of cuisines and dining venues offer you a variety of choices that will satisfy everyone’s palate. From contemporary French fine-dining in Lumière and your favourite fillet steak cooked to perfection in our elegant Elements restaurant, to a casual meal in the Azure Bar & Café, there will always be something to tempt, delight and satisfy.
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