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From Galley to Glory: Top Chef's Grand Finale on Holland America’s Eurodam

Updated: 14 hours ago

Bravo to TV’s “Top Chef” show and to Holland America! In a first-ever show event, this Wednesday’s episode of their 21st season will highlight the final four contestant chefs competing aboard a cruise ship to see who will move forward in this season’s “Top Chef” first of the two-part finale.

Yes, the cast and crew are moving from land-locked Wisconsin to the beautiful Eurodam in the Caribbean as we watch to see who will be crowned this season’s Top Chef

The episode, filmed aboard HAL's Eurodam, will feature Holland America Line's Global Fresh Fish Program and a guest appearance by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the company's Fresh Fish Ambassador. Iron Chef Morimoto has multiple accolades, making him a perfect choice to be in charge of this unusual but wonderful cruise line cuisine program. 

In this special episode, Holland America Line's Global Fresh Fish Program teams up with the show's last elimination challenge. The final four contestants aboard the Eurodam will get a surprise visit from Chef Morimoto before they cook up an eight-course fish-tasting menu for the judges and a panel of experts. Included in the meal for the contestants will be his signature dish, Halibut XO, available fleetwide for HAL’s guests.

Holland America Line President Gus Antorchai said, "We're all about giving our guests top-notch culinary adventures, and teaming up with Bravo's 'Top Chef' is a fantastic way to spotlight our Global Fresh Fish Program and show off the cruise experience."

Hungry guests aboard Holland America Line ships can savor the full Morimoto experience at Morimoto By Sea on the Nieuw Amsterdam or at pop-up events on other ships. Feast on a selection of Chef Morimoto's creations in a multi-course dinner celebrating the fresh fish program.

Whether you’re a pescatarian or enjoy fish as part of a larger protein diet, you may be blown away by HAL’s fish program, which includes 80+ varieties of fish sourced at over 60 of the worldwide ports guests visit on their ships. Guests are served their fish “port to plate” within 48 hours at all of their restaurants. It’s a very impressive program.

If you have environmental concerns about fishing, you’ll be happy to know HAL gained both Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council certifications and is the first to serve 100% fresh, certified sustainable, and traceable wild Alaska seafood onboard its ships in Alaska through its Responsible Fisheries Management certification.

You can catch this special cruising finale of “Top Chef” on Bravo channel Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET, or you can stream it the next day on Peacock to see which challenge winner will snag a $10,000 cash prize and a 10-day cruise to anywhere Holland America Line sails.

Happy Traveling!


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