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Set Sail for a Culinary Adventure

Taste the world with the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation, Windstar Cruises

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May 03, 2019

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Back in November, our chief operating officer Kris Moon hopped aboard a Windstar ship to explore Tahiti and experience a James Beard Foundation Culinary Themed Cruise. Six times a year, these cruises (with fewer than 350 guests) bring some of the world's most talented chefs and sommeliers onboard to create dishes for the dining program, offer demos and market tours, and serve up innovative and delicious beverage pairings across the globe. Below, Moon shares some highlights from his Pacific getaway with Beard Award–winning chef Emily Luchetti and multiple Beard Award–nominated wine director Shelley Lindgren.

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The @windstarcruises #windspirit in #Fakarava #tahiti, a rarely visited #UNESCO biosphere reserve today as part of our @beardfoundation culinary cruise with @emilyluchetti & @shelleylindgren 😎 #nofilter

Today on the @windstarcruises #windspirit @emilyluchetti made her Oat Crisp with roasted Tahitian Pineapple, Tahitian Crème Fraîche, and Caramel as part of our @beardfoundation sailing! #tahiti #dessert #cookingdemo #frenchpolynesia

Au revoir Fakarava πŸŒ…
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#sunset #windstarcruises #fakarava #tahiti #windspirit #frenchpolynesia

Gluten free cake

A ridiculously amazing (and gluten free) chocolate–walnut torte by @emilyluchetti tonight on the @windstarcruises @beardfoundation culinary cruise around 8 islands in #tahiti πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Tropical cocktail

beach palm
Quite the day in Rangiroa with @beardfoundation & @windstarcruises—sun, blue seas, tropical cocktails, fresh seafood, coconuts, and snorkeling πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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#windspirit #culinarycruise #tahiti #cruise #tropical #lucky #cocktails

Cocktails on the high seas by the one and only @shelleylindgren—pictured here with her Tahitian Rum Mai Tai 🍹 with @windstarcruises and @beardfoundation #tahiti #frenchpolynesia

Vanilla beans

Taha’a did not disappoint! Island tour, Tahitian Black Pearl farm visit, Vanilla Plantation stop and an afternoon on a private island for the Signature Beach Party. @windstarcruises for the win with @emilyluchetti @shelleylindgren & @beardfoundation #frenchpolynesia #windspirit #vanillaplantation #vanilla #tahitianblackpearl #tahaa #paradise #beach #sun and #sand

Overnighting in Bora Bora with @windstarcruises @beardfoundation @emilyluchetti & @shelleylindgren
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#frenchpolynesia #windstarcruises #borabora #privatemotu #firedancers #sailingyacht #yacht #ship #sunset #newfriends

A final sunset in Tahiti aboard Wind Spirit. What a magical cruise with fantastic food and people ❀️. I’ll definitely be back πŸ™πŸ»
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#sunset #intercontinentaltahiti #frenchpolynesia #tahiti #windstarcruises

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