On World Vegetarian Day, we wanted to delve into the world of vegetarian and vegan dining onboard Azamara Cruises. We sat down with Azamara Cruises' Executive Chef, Chef Colin Jones, to uncover the secrets behind Azamara's plant-based offerings. From sustainable sourcing to crafting delicious dishes, Chef Colin shares his insights and inspirations, giving you a taste of the experiences that await.
1. Tell us about the alternative food options Azamara Cruises offers to guests.
Chef Colin: Azamara offers a diverse array of vegan and plant-based options available throughout the day. Whether you're craving gelato, pizza, hot dogs, or even a vegan steak at Prime C, we've got your palate covered.
2. What challenges do you face when creating a vegan or vegetarian option for a dish?
Chef Colin: Crafting these options isn't particularly challenging once you find the right substitutions for proteins. However, the key is ensuring our chefs are skilled and confident in preparing these dishes.
3. What inspires you when you create vegetarian dishes?
Chef Colin: My inspiration comes from classic dishes and transforming them into remarkable vegan creations while preserving their essence and taste.
4. Where does Azamara source the vegetables that they use?
Chef Colin: We are dedicated to sourcing as many ingredients locally as possible, especially fresh vegetables in season.
5. What’s your favorite vegetarian dish you’ve crafted for Azamara?
Chef Colin: One standout creation is the Beyond Steak Diane at Prime C. It's a personal favorite, and I enjoy it during every visit.
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