Celebrity chef, best-selling author and restauranteur Lynn Crawford and international design expert Tommy Smythe are teaming up with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours to delight guests on its July 21, 2022 Idyllic Rhône cruise.
Guests are treated to several special events including cooking demonstrations, a customized evening dinner menu and a talk on the delights of French design. Prices start at CAD $6,345, and a CAD $495 roundtrip flight is also available.
"My talented and tasteful travel pal, Chef Lynn Crawford and I are planning our escape... and you’re invited to get away with us,” said Smythe in a release. “We are excited to partner with Scenic Luxury River Cruises to create a custom culinary and design experience in France! I’m so looking forward to this, I need two languages to express my excitement! This is the best! Ça c'est bon, n’est pas??"
Chef Crawford added: “Join my talented and charming friend Tommy Smythe and I as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime Five Star adventure. Set your senses ablaze with a myriad of flavours, scents and experiences on offer during the cruise, and discover with us why this region is rightly famous for its beauty, cuisine, wines, architecture and magical history.”
From Tarascon to Lyon
The all-inclusive itinerary, from Tarascon to Lyon, takes in some of the best that France has to offer.
From the medieval castles and cathedrals of Tarascon and Vienne to the never-ending diversity of foods in Avignon to the celebrated wines of the Beaujolais region, guests will have much to choose from as they sail in luxury aboard one of Scenic’s Space Ships.
Highlights, besides the hosting of several events by Chef Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe, include excursions to Avignon’s Roman-era aqueduct Pont du Gard, walking tours of the ancient village of Viviers and the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, a E-bike cycling tour through the scenic landscapes that surround Vienne, and the sampling of the renown wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard, and the equally sought after varieties in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais.
A particular highlight of this sailing is a Scenic Enrich exclusive evening concert in the 14th-century Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace).
Chef Lynn Crawford has more than 25 years of culinary experience, with a list of successes that range from executive chef at Four Season Hotels in Toronto and New York to starring in several Food Network shows including Wall of Chefs and Pitchin’ In – and well beyond.
One of the highest profile chefs in the country and recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by Canada’s Best 100, Chef Lynn is a genuine household name, and is passionate about cooking and educating and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge, wisdom and expertise, teaching children, chefs and home cooks where their food comes from and to take pride in having a hand in the whole process of making and enjoying the healthy, delicious food they cook.
Acclaimed interior designer Tommy Smythe has enjoyed a career spanning more than 18 years.
He has left no stone unturned in getting the message of good, practical and beautiful design to his many followers through television, print media, social media and popular speaking engagements.
Known for his warm and personal mixture of fine art, vintage, antique and modern furnishings pulled together with a cutting-edge color sense, Tommy never lets it all feel too serious.
The 5-star Scenic Space-Ships offer all-inclusive luxury experiences - from private butler service and unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits including mini-bar re-stocked daily, to six on-board dining options and a wellness area and fitness center.
And guests will never have to reach for the wallet or purse as everything (except a haircut or massage) is included: tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic Freechoice activities that allow for a more personalized vacation, plus Scenic Enrich events which are exclusive to Scenic and its guests.
Additional details can be found at www.scenic.ca/lynnandtommy.
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