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Azamara’s Captain Johannes and Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Cohost “An Evening Aboard the SS Wolfsonian”

The night of Friday, February 21 was a special one for food lovers and travel lovers in Miami. Azamara Club Cruises joined forces with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum to host “An Evening Aboard the SS Wolfsonian”.

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Anthony Bourdain at the #SOBEWFF Ocean Liner Dinner at The Wolfsonian.

Bourdain curated a special dinner inspired by classic ocean liner menus from The Wolfsonian’s historic collection. The reception and dinner courses were prepared by celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud (Daniel), Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch), David McMillan and Fred Morin (Joe Beef), Francois Payard (FPB) and Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin).

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Left to right: Daniel Boulud, Martha Stewart, David McMillan, Fred Morin, Eric Ripert, Andrew Carmellini, Anthony Bourdain and Francois Payard.

The Ocean Liner Dinner Menu.

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Some of the amazing dishes created for the event.

Azamara Club Cruises CEO Larry Pimentel was joined by Captain Johannes Tysse, Executive Chef Robert van Rijsbergen and Cruise Director Eric De Gray.

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Left to right: Anthony Bourdain, Eric de Gray, Captain Johannes Tysse, Larry Pimentel, and Robert van Rijsbergen.

Only 100 lucky guests attended the sold-out dinner, but Azamara brought the magical evening to fans via social media updates on Instagram and Twitter.

Behind the scenes access
Behind the scenes access.

The Wolfsonian Museum entryway was decorated with images chosen from their extensive collection of vintage ocean liner brochures. Historic ocean liner menus, ads, and even a Queen Mary purse from The Wolfsonian’s collection were displayed in cases for guests to view.

After dinner, Larry Pimentel and Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine presented an auction. Two Azamara cruises in the Azamara Club World Owner’s Suite were auctioned off, with proceeds of $44,000 going towards the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University and The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Stay tuned for more great photos from the event on the Azamara Club Cruises Facebook page!


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