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Top-notch dining you can only experience at sea

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By BTYB Oceania Cruises
Travel and good food go hand-in-hand. On return from an international jaunt the strongest memories are often those of the local cuisine: pierogi in Poland, escargot in France and – of course – pasta in Italy.
As the world slowly reopens, the search for dishes that take your tastebuds on a global adventure is back on the menu. And one of the best places to discover one-of-a-kind fine dining is at sea. On Oceania Cruises, the diverse range of onboard restaurants allow you to indulge in top-quality, cultural fare created by talented chefs from around the world – all with a spectacular ocean view. Here are five culinary cruise experiences to set your sights on.
Toscana
For a taste of Tuscany at sea, add speciality restaurant Toscana to your list. The menu features authentic dishes inspired by family recipes of the venue's Italian chefs. Think octopus carpaccio, lasagna al forno alla Bolognese and a traditional bread basket.
As for the setting, it's classic fine-dining; white-clothed tables for two, low-level lighting, with each course presented on custom-designed Versace china. Enjoy this memorable dinner onboard all of Oceania Cruises' vessels (bar Sirena).
Aquamar Kitchen
Aquamar Kitchen launches on Oceania Cruises' new ship Vista in 2023, so keep an eye on this health-focused venue for future travel plans. The innovative menu is centered around fresh and healthy ingredients. Enjoy casual tacos, fresh poke bowls and cold-pressed raw juices within white-washed, luxe coastal interiors.
The Dom Pérignon Experience
Fine French Champagne at sea; what could be better? Oceania Cruises' two larger 1,250-guest ships, Riviera and Marina, offer an exclusive degustation dinner themed around this top drop. Led by a skilled sommelier, each of the six courses is matched with a special Dom Pérignon vintage. So even if you're not in France yet, the best of France can come to you.
High Tea at Sea
Onboard Oceania Cruises' ships, high tea is a traditional affair. Sip on herbal tea while listening to the melodic sounds of classical string quartet, all while taking in sweeping ocean vistas. Expect to come vis-à-vis with four-tiered pastry carts brimming with bright petits fours, finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. Really, your only concern during a sitting will be what to eat first!
Culinary Discovery Tours™
If you truly want to eat like a local, join an immersive shoreside culinary tour followed by a cooking class. Explore traditional food markets, dine at regional restaurants or take part in a cultural cooking demonstration, before honing your skills back onboard at The Culinary Center. This grand gastronomic journey is available on Riveria, Marina and Vista.
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