Avalon Waterways is injecting a healthy innovation into their 2017 river cruises. With the introduction of Avalon Fresh, travelers can now indulge in the latest and greatest cuisine trends, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
To Your Health
Avalon has teamed up with two brothers, Chefs Karl and Leo Wrench, who were raised in the first, high quality vegetarian restaurant in Austria, to bring you Avalon Fresh in 2017. They combined their individual styles and use quality and locally grown ingredients to serve healthy foods native to your current location.
Avalon’s Executive Corporate Chef, Stefan Block, can be seen going from ship to ship throughout the cruising season. He works with all 64 chefs on Avalon’s various ships and does all the purchasing of local ingredients. Imagine eating meals so fresh, that the ingredients were purchased from the local market earlier that day. That’s the 5 star service and keen eye for detail that Avalon Waterways brings to every cruise.
Options You Crave
It’s no secret Avalon takes health food gastronomy very seriously, but they also currently have endless options for every foodie and craving! The captain’s welcome and farewell dinners are always something travelers look forward to. Over the top meals are served with along with wine, beer and soft drinks of your choice.
A breakfast buffet is served every morning with extended early hours and late hours. There are a variety of hot and cold meal options and a few made-to-order stations. An extensive lunch buffet is served every afternoon with local options as well as familiar western dishes. Dinner is a special treat because they serve a four course à la carte meal with wine parings from the region you are traveling. Cheese plates, ice cream, fruit and cake are available every night for dessert. If you crave a little snack during non-meal times, there is always a spread of self-serve, complimentary snacks and beverages.
There is always a beautiful dining venue for you on your Avalon ship. The Main Dining Room is inside and has those breathtaking panoramic views that river cruising is famous for. Meals are open seating, which is a great way to meet new people and make friends. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy a meal at the Sky Bistro, on the top sun deck of the ship. Enjoy grill specialties cooked right in front of you with a picturesque background. If you want a casual or light lunch dining area, check out the Panorama Bistro. It is close to the Main Dining Room, so you can enjoy the same views. This is also the location of special chef demonstrations, tastings dinners and daily afternoon tea with light bites.
Avalon’s focus on food and culinary emphasis will truly enhance you cruise experience. With plenty of dining options and venues, there is something for everyone.