European Waterways has a culinary-themed charter cruise for 2017 aboard the eight-passenger Enchanté, a double-decker hotel barge cruising the Canal du Midi in Southern France.
Enchanté features a demonstration galley that allows guests to see first-hand the culinary skills of the on-board master chef, who prepares meals using locally grown ingredients.
Culinary Cruises will be available from March to October and European Waterways is offering 10% off charter prices for all March-May 2017 departures. Enchanté cruises the canal between the villages of Sallèles-d’Aude and Trebes, located in Languedoc vineyards.
In addition to cooking demonstrations on board, Culinary Cruises feature wine and food pairings for every meal and regional cheeses. Excursions include truffle hunting in the Minervois hills. Guests will also visit an olive oil press and a goat cheese farm for private tastings, and enjoy several off-shore lunches, including one at a canal-side culinary school where they will do the cooking to enhance the experience.