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Holland America Line's Culinary Council Gathers Onboard ms Eurodam In New York For Second Annual Meeting And Cooking Demonstrations

SEATTLE, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council culminated its second annual two-day meeting aboard ms Eurodam in New York on Oct. 4. While council members consult with the line throughout the year, they gather annually as a group to discuss current culinary trends, share information about what they are seeing in their own businesses and share ideas for Holland America's cuisine for the coming year. The council first met at Fort Lauderdale in 2011 aboard ms Noordam.

Following the meeting, an interactive cooking demonstration was held in the ship's state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center. Holland America Line's Master Chef and Culinary Council Chairman Rudi Sodamin, along with council members Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Jacques Torres and Charlie Trotter, each showcased how to prepare one of their specialty dishes which were later served during a gourmet lunch to media and travel industry guests in the elegant Pinnacle Grill restaurant.

Sodamin featured Grilled Lime Marinated Scallops, Burke presented a Parfait of Salmon and Tuna Tartares, Boer's signature dish was Cod with Lemongrass Reduction, Trotter offered Lamb Loin with Artichokes and Red Wine Kalamata Olive Sauce, and Torres completed the meal with a decadent Esterel Cake topped with a layer of fresh raspberries.

As part of Holland America Line's innovative culinary program, the line features recipes from the world-renowned Culinary Council members onboard all Holland America Line cruises.

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Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 354 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  Two- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $525 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.

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