James Beard Foundation: West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza San Diego Vancouver 2020
Canada, United States
San Diego
Ten days fly by as you take inventory of the West Coast’s most intriguing ports of call and cuisines. Small ship-only moorages in places like Portland alternate with grand dames like Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego. Go wine tasting in Sonoma and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Take a cable car to lunch in San Francisco’s Chinatown and taste wild California sardines at Monterey’s famous Cannery Row. From food trucks to fine dining, farmers’ markets to cooking classes that put you at the heart of the action, this is a cruise for people who have a taste for life and a thirst for adventure.

Tour Highlights

• Discover the delicious cuisine, wine and beer delights all down the coast of the Western United States

• Stroll the many fresh food, flowers and handicrafts of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market

• In Monterey visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, known for its focus on the marine habitats of Monterey Bay

• Transit the mighty Columbia River and take a short trip to witness the cascading power of Multnomah Falls

• Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge for two days in San Francisco with time to shop the Farmer’s Market and visit the iconic waterfront

• The late evenings in Sausalito, San Francisco and Portland provide plenty of time for wine and food touring

This is a James Beard Foundation culinary themed cruise featuring Chef TBA and Beverage Expert TBA and includes:
  • Hosted dinner with  James Beard Foundation Chef and Beverage Expert, including wine pairings
  • Demos by the chef of some of their recipes
  • Shopping at the local market with the chef
  • Wine, spirits, or beer tastings
  • Shopping and tours with the sommelier/beverage expert (based on availability)
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