For the third year in a row, Emerald Waterways is partnering with chef Michael Bonacini for an Emerald Waterways river cruise, this time on Portugal’s Douro River.
The eight-day sailing trip aboard the 112-passenger Emerald Radiance departs Porto on Aug. 8, 2020 and sails through the Douro River Valley — an ideal backdrop to experience Portugal’s rich cultural and culinary offerings with Chef Bonacini as the special guest host.
During the sailing, guests will be treated to exclusive culinary experiences with Chef Bonacini, including a Portuguese-inspired dinner onboard created especially for this cruise; a private cocktail reception; shopping for local specialties at a farmers’ market in Salamanca; a live cooking demonstration and more. Additionally, two lucky guests on this sailing will be entered to win the chance to cook alongside Chef Bonacini.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Emerald Waterways and my fellow travelers on this once-in-a-lifetime foodie experience,” said Chef Bonacini. “Portugal has established itself a one of the world’s top culinary destinations, and it feels fitting that we will have the opportunity to enjoy the region’s fresh and flavourful seafood as we sail through the Douro River.”
Celebrity chef Michael Bonacini is the co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, which operates 26 restaurants across Canada including Canoe, Jump, Maison Selby, Bar George and Braven.
To sweeten the deal, each guest who books their spot on this special departure by March 31, 2020 will receive free round-trip airfare to Porto or $1,000 off the price of the cruise.
Additionally, guests who book by January 11 will receive a complimentary drinks package valued at $250 per couple.
Sail on over to www.emeraldwaterways.ca/bonacini for more.