Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic announced a new
partnership with FOOD & WINE on a new series of gastronomic expeditions.
As part of the new alliance, food and wine lovers will
embark on an eight-day Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey Presented by FOOD
& WINE expedition of the Pacific Northwest, all aboard National Geographic
Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion.
While traveling along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, guests
will delve into the region’s history, harvests and landscapes and indulge their
senses with culinary splendors and world-class wines of the area.
“The bountiful diversity in the Columbia and Snake Rivers
region is every chef’s dream,” Esteves said. “With the opportunity to source
fresh ingredients directly from farmers along the way, this new itinerary
perfectly captures the best culinary delicacies of the region.”
Passengers can also enjoy regionally-inspired menus designed
around ingredients and wine sourced from within 250 miles of the destination.
In addition, guests can imbibe in more than 40 regional varietals curated by
President of Hotel Operations Ana Esteves in collaboration with FOOD &
WINE’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle.
“The immensity of the canyons and gorges with miles of wheat
fields and grains paired with the most stunning orchards in central Washington,
the fresh wild-caught seafood of the coast, and the lush Oregon forests where
our partners forage mushrooms, all make this one of my favorite culinary
itineraries and a place on Earth that every food lover should visit,” Esteves continued.
The inaugural Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey Presented by
FOOD & WINE expedition sets sail from Portland, Oregon, on March 31, 2024,
aboard National Geographic Sea Bird with Isle sailing as a special guest.
Lindblad Expeditions revealed that more programming would be
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