Soft chewy pizza crusts from Napoli, ripe wheels of cheese from France, fresh Caribbean fish swimming in coconut milk and spice, for food lovers nothing can compare to setting sail for world class foodie destinations. Dining on luxury yacht charters is nothing short of an occasion every time, with a private chef, an ocean of ingredients, and the saltwater waves arousing your appetite, this is the only way to sit down to supper. MY Starfire boasts their very own private five-star chef who can make brunch beautiful, lunch loveable, and dinners long, lingering and truly delectable. Yet for those who are inspired by their travels across the globe and love to dabble in the art of cookery, you can choose destinations that boast world class cooking schools. Take a look at these dream destinations for cooking classes and get your luxury yacht charter to set sail for islands soaked in spice, wild with herbs, and abundant with the bounty of beautiful food.
Pizza Consulting, Campania, Italy
The birth of the true Italian pizza hails all the way from the rough and tumble streets of Napoli, sitting wild and raw beneath the looming shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Enzo Coccia is one of the world’s masters in the art of perfect pizza making and for those who want to bring love, fire and passion into their dough, this is the place to do it. Spend luxury yacht charter days sailing the stunning expanse of the Amalfi Coast, kayaking into the blue grotto of nearby Capri, and sipping limoncello on the deck in the warmth of a balmy summers eve. Visiting the Pizza Consulting School in Italy you can unravel the secrets of the classic Neapolitan pizza, you can learn the art of making soft and pillowy dough rise, you can decipher how to seek the finest plump tomatoes, freshest mozzarella cheese, and how to blend all the ingredients to make a true work of edible art.
Beautiful Belize is a rising star on the horizon for luxury yacht charters. Those who want to combine the dark heart of the jungle with cool and clear Caribbean waters are sure to fall in love. This is one of those destinations where you want to snorkel all day, picnic on deserted sandy shores, and sip rum late into the evening watching the moonrise. Those who want to learn all about organic and sustainable farm to table practice can head into the green mist of the rainforest and find Belcampo Belize. You can wander through the blooming gardens, meet the free range animals skipping and pecking in the fields, and pick wild herbs and berries with a spot of jungle foraging. Afterwards you will be introduced to the art of cooking smoked chicken, Mayan Caldo, and bean to bar chocolate making.
Le Mas Candille, Provence, France
Leave the glitz and glamor of the French Riviera behind as you head into the hills of Provence to soak up the taste and finery of French cooking. The French Riviera is an old favourite on the luxury yacht charter map, where else can you be splashed by sun and rub shoulders with celebrities on the beach? Yet, Provence is still smudged in charm, brimming with bright markets, the scent of perfume, and lashings of glorious countryside. At Le Mas Candille, distinguished French Chef Serge Gouloumès will take you on a tour of the best regional markets to pick the perfect ingredients. Later you can spend half a day in his kitchens learning how to whip up wondrous Provencal dishes.
Sweet lemon soaked Sicily is another must on the destination list for luxury yacht charters. From the sassy streets of Palermo to sleepy fishing villages, this is the place to wake up aboard MY Starfire, to splash in the shimmering hues of blue, to eat until you are fit to burst, and to hike volcanoes. The Menfi Cooking School brings to life the earthy and exotic flavours of deep Sicily. For a whole week you can spend time with cookery writer Maxine Clark in an 18th century villa. Faded frescoes, outdoor dining, endless dishes lovingly prepared with the estates award winning olive oil, and perfect wine pairings make this an incredible culinary adventure.