(Monaco – March 6, 2019) Silversea Cruises today announces an innovative new culinary enrichment programme—S.A.L.T., an acronym of ‘Sea and Land Taste’—which has been crafted with immersive culinary experiences in mind. Designed in collaboration with Adam Sachs, a multi-award winning Journalist and former Editor-in-Chief at a leading culinary magazine, Silversea’s Sea and Land Taste project will enable guests to travel deeper through a range of culinary insights, once it is inaugurated with the launch of Silver Moon in August 2020.
The new S.A.L.T. programme will be tailored according to the sailed region and will incorporate both ship-based and shoreside enrichments, including market trips, winery visits, and dining experiences in regional restaurants and bars; food and wine tastings; special dinners with guest hosts; insightful food lectures; cooking classes and demonstrations from local guest chefs and food experts; and numerous other exciting enhancements. A dedicated S.A.L.T. Lab will provide the perfect setting for guests to explore culinary cultures from around the world, while a new S.A.L.T. restaurant will serve regional cuisine that will adapt according to the sailed destination.
A true expression of Silversea’s aim to take guests closer to the authentic beauty of the world in luxury, S.A.L.T. will build on Silversea’s commitment to unlocking unique and compelling experiences by connecting guests with fascinating destinations and cultures. The holistic journey of culinary discovery will extend throughout the cruise for guests, both on board and ashore, through curated experiences around the world. The new culinary concept will make authentic and local cuisine available to all guests throughout the cruise.
As the Director of Silversea’s Sea and Land Taste project, celebrated Journalist and culinary expert Adam Sachs will use his wealth of experience to help craft guests’ culinary journeys. A three-time winner of the prestigious James Beard Journalism Award, and the recipient of several travel writing awards, Sachs has published his work in many world-leading newspapers and magazines.
“I’m excited to join Silversea to help the cruise line deliver on its pledge to ‘travel deeper’ by creating meaningful connections between our guests and the tastes and culinary traditions of the places we go,” says Sachs. “My mission in this new role is simply an extension of the approach I’ve always taken as a food and travel writer: to apply an endless curiosity and adventurous appetite to deep-dive explorations of the ingredients, cuisine and rituals of the countries and communities we visit. There’s no better—or more enjoyable—way to engage and understand the world than through the flavors and stories of its food and wine culture and the people and personalities behind it. With our new initiative, the S.A.L.T. project, there will be no better place to explore it all than with Silversea.”
Adam Sachs – Biography
Director of Silversea’s Sea and Land Taste Project
Adam Sachs is a globetrotting travel, food, and lifestyle writer and editor. A three-time winner
of the prestigious James Beard Journalism Award, he was most recently the Editor in Chief of
Previous to that he has served as Contributing Editor for Bon Appétit, Travel
Leisure, and Details magazines, as well as Editorial Director of the digital culinary brand Tasting Table. He is currently a Contributing Editor for Elle Decor and a frequent contributor to Departures, Travel + Leisure among others.
A recipient of several travel writing awards, he’s been nominated eight times in total for James Beard Awards. In addition to editing two Saveur cookbooks, he contributed chapters to America: The Cookbook (Phaidon, 2017) and Cook It Raw (Phaidon, 2013) and his culinary travel and essays have appeared in multiple editions of the Best Food Writing anthology.
Previously, Sachs was for five years a staff writer for GQ. His profiles and stories about food,
travel and style have also appeared in The New York Times T Style, New York Times Magazine,
Garden a& Gun, Food & Wine, Town + Country and Condé Nast Traveler among others. A
Kentucky native, Sachs lives in Brooklyn with his family.
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