Culinary Council Chef Elizabeth Falkner's Dishes Debut On Holland America Line Menus

Culinary Council Chef Elizabeth Falkner's Dishes Debut On Holland America Line 
SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Last spring celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner 
became the newest — and first female — member of Holland America Line's 
prestigious Culinary Council, a group of acclaimed chefs from around the 
world. Now, guests can sample Falkner's menu additions aboard the Holland 
America Line ships. 
The new dishes will be featured on the main dining room menu of the line's 15 
ships, continuing a tradition of culinary excellence. In addition to Falkner, 
Holland America Line's Culinary Council members include Council Chairman and 
Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, along with renowned chefs Jonnie Boer, David Burke, 
Jacques Torres and Charlie Trotter. From Torres' chocolate desserts to Burke's 
spice-crusted prime rib, each of the Culinary Council members has contributed 
signature dishes to Holland America Line's menus. 
"Day to day I'm working with Italian cuisine, which I love, but with Holland 
America Line's Culinary Council I have the opportunity to continue to explore 
different flavors and to reach a broader audience," said Falkner. "It's an 
interesting process to adapt my recipes to the shipboard environment; I had a 
lot of fun with it." 
Among the flavors that Falkner is working with, guests can count on a little 
spice, whether it is from the Cajun-inspired Shrimp, Andouille and Grits 
served with braised okra and roasted poblano peppers, or the Asian influences 
in the Vegetable Curry with Forbidden Rice and Soft Shell Crab Pad Thai. 
Not all of Falkner's dishes have heat. A taste of Piedmont surfaces in 
Falkner's Radicchio Salad with Warm Bagna Cauda, a play on the Italian 
regional dish served with toasted hazelnut and a warm dressing of anchovy, 
garlic and truffle oil. 
"Chef Falkner has brought some phenomenal dishes to our menus and we are 
fortunate to have her on the council," said Richard Meadows, Holland America 
Line's executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "She has 
a great sensibility when it comes to both flavors and textures, and I think 
guests will enjoy her fresh approach." 
Characterized by her spiky blond hair, Falkner stepped into the national 
spotlight as a competitor on television shows like "Next Iron Chef" and "Top 
Chef Masters." Currently she's at the helm of Luis Gonzalez's new Upper West 
Side restaurant, Corvo Bianco. Before delving into the savory side of the 
industry, she was a celebrated pastry chef based in San Francisco, Calif., 
with a James Beard nomination for pastry chef of the year in 2005 and a 
successful cookbook, "Demolition Desserts," that was a finalist for the Julia 
Child Best First Cookbook award in 2008. In December 2012 she was inducted 
into the Culinary Hall of Fame. 
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cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include 
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand 
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, 
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship 
on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in fall 2015. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
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