Chocolate and wine are perhaps the most evocative legal substances on Earth. Combining them makes for a stellar cruise theme brought to you by the one of the most qualified and charismatic couples in barging, Captain Jason Ashcroft and Chef Dawn Coles.
Chef Dawn is a graduate of the prestigious Concord Hotel and Restaurant Management Scheme in the UK, with a personal passion for French cuisine. Guests are welcome to visit her in the galley for informational cooking demonstrations as she crafts gourmet meals using locally-sourced meats and market fresh produce. Captain Jason earned his degree in hospitality from the renowned Ecole du Hotelier on the shores of Lac Leman. In addition to serving as the Captain and Tour Guide aboard Saroche, Jason is also an accomplished Chef and avid wine enthusiast.
Aligned with Dawn and Jason’s sophisticated palettes, excursions introduce guests to many local attractions, among them an indulgent exploration into the aforementioned pleasures of chocolate and wine. Guests enjoy special samplings at Cote d’Or vineyards both large and small, while a tasting at a boutique chocolatier appeals to, well, everybody.
Cabins and bathrooms are brand new, recently renovated in an Art Deco-inspired style. When not socializing in the salon, guests can relax on the spacious deck, or explore the countryside’s greenery and scenery by bicycle or on foot.
Last visited in 2018