The premium seafood is featured on the
Pinnacle Grill menu on all Alaska-bound ships
Seattle, Wash., June 1, 2018 — The season's first batch of Copper
River king salmon arrived in Seattle in late May, and Holland America Line was
among the first to secure a supply of the premium fish on Eurodam. Frits
Van Der Werff, vice president, food and beverage experience, personally
inspected the salmon before taking delivery of the valued shipment. Known as a
rite of spring in Seattle, the arrival of the fresh Copper River king salmon
from Cordova, Alaska, kicks off the annual salmon season. Seattle's Hometown
Cruise Line is serving the prized salmon in the Pinnacle Grill specialty
restaurant on all seven ships sailing in Alaska this summer.
prices for Copper River king salmon expected to reach an all-time high this
season, the delivery is an extra special treat for guests dining in Pinnacle
Grill. Copper River king salmon is highly prized for its delicate flavor, and
the Pinnacle Grill menu will feature one of seven unique salmon recipes each
night throughout the season.
year, salmon lovers and foodies eagerly await the arrival of the prized Copper
River king salmon, and we're excited to give our guests the opportunity to
enjoy a delicacy they might not have access to at home or never had the
opportunity to try," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president.
"At Holland America Line we're dedicated to giving our guests an authentic
experience reflecting the destinations we are visiting, and an important part of
that is the local cuisine."
America Line's culinary team created the traditionally simple dishes featuring
Copper River king salmon to bring out its flavors using seasonal ingredients.
The salmon dishes are:
with ponzu miso dressing, served with scallions, crispy garlic and toasted pine
with saffron beurre blanc creamed leeks, North Sea shrimp, hazelnut relish and
with hazelnut brown butter, served with tarragon fennel confit, braised endives
and ghoa cress.
with orange-dill gremolata, served with heirloom carrots, red beets, crispy
kale and lemon butter.
with smoked lobster cream, served with brioche, arugula salad, porcini and
with dill-crusted coating with North Sea shrimp white wine butter sauce, served
with saffron risotto, squid, clams and fennel.
with lemon confit and red wine reduction, served with leek, cilantro, cayenne
and collard greens.
plays prominently in Holland America Line's culinary programming in Alaska —
from the menus and America's Test Kitchen shows on board to salmon-focused EXC
Tours (shore excursions) ashore. Ships sailing in Alaska are Amsterdam, Eurodam,
Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Volendam, Westerdam and Zaandam.
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or visit hollandamerica.com.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and
plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet
of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98
countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways
to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven continents, with
highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations,
Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual
Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada
and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Koningsdam
in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in
December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in 2021.
The company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to
secure its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships
feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences
focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand
their knowledge through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine;
during an America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The
New York Times; and by taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows.
Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center
Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can
be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from
Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.