Francophiles and foodies are invited to join a festive celebration of cuisine and culture uniquely found aboard the Savoir Vivre!
Loosely translated as “Knowing How to Live the Good Life”, the Savoir Vivre cruises through the gourmet center of the Cote d’Or, introducing guests to the iconic Burgundian traditions of food and wine through a deliciously distinctive dining program.
Specialized culinary experiences are offered daily, the most appealing of which is the vessel’s exclusive “Chef’s Tasting Tour”, at which all six dinners are taken on shore at nearby and authentic bistro restaurants. Ranging from a casual but oh-so-French creperie to the elegance of dining in a restored abbey, guests meet and greet the proprietors, owners, and chefs who thrive at the forefront of France’s modern cuisine scene.
Dinner menus include traditional Burgundian flavors, contemporary interpretations of classic French fare, as well as wine pairings selected to reflect the splendid vintages for which the region is lauded. Bountiful breakfasts and lavish lunches are catered onboard daily, freshly created by a top local Chef, and are formally served in the vessel’s dining area, furthering the Savoir Vivre’s exciting immersion into to the pleasures of French dining.
Guided excursions to artisan producers introduce gourmands to Burgundy’s many epicurean treasures, which include a special sampling at a small cheese boutique and a visit to lively market featuring regional produce and handcrafted specialties. Tours of local landmarks and area antiquities complete the extraordinary cultural discovery within the sightseeing program.
Back onboard, guests relax with a glass of wine in the vessel’s comfortable salon, socialize with friends both old and new on the petite foredeck, or explore the miles of manicured towpath on bike or by foot. Smartly appointed, the four cozy cabins offer clever storage, perfectly designed for the needs of casual travelers. The vessel’s attentive crew of three is personable and professional, creating a convivial atmosphere both onboard and ashore. Consistently noted as a guest favorite, the Good Life indeed awaits on the Savoir Vivre.