Chef’s Recipe

Meet Tasmanian-born master chef, Dave Lawrence - chef of luxury hotel barge, Anjodi who cruises the stunning Canal du Midi

Now working as the chef aboard luxury hotel barge, Anjodi, chef Dave Lawrence shares a special recipe from his time aboard the Spirit of Scotland - an authentic Cullen Skink

Classically-trained French chef, Sylvain, has been the master chef aboard Enchanté for ten seasons. Read about life as a barge chef on the tranqil Canal du Midi...

From the kitchen of luxury barge hotel, Enchanté, Chef Sylvain Moretto shares his recipe for mini apple tart tatins - a twist on a French culinary classic.

From the galley of the Shannon Princess, chef Olivia Gibbons shares her recipe for a delicious barge-made country butter...

In search of a deliciously cheesy starter that can be made in advance of dinner? We've got just the recipe...

In search of some authentic Italian cooking? Why not try your hand at making La Bella Vita chef Andrea's ricotta capellacci with Parma ham crisps and parmesan - a true...

Chef Hannah Dunleavy from our flagship barge, Renaissance, shares her classic Coq au Vin recipe

Ballymaloe Cookery School trained Olivia co-owns the Shannon Princess with Captaian Ruairi. Read about her life as a barge chef here...

Chef Mike Crowson, aka 'The Barge Chef', gives us an insight into the inspiration behind his dishes and thoughts on the next foodie trends...

La Bella Vita chef, Andrea Chin thinks there is no cuisine that can compare to that of Venice. Find out why in our latest instalment of Meet the Chefs...

Cuisine plays a huge role in our cruises, so here's an introduction to our master chefs, serving an array of world-class delights on board every barge...

Meet Hannah Dunleavy, master chef to our flagship Renaissance. From growing up in London to living in the foodie city of Lyon - Hannah talks us through her culinary world...

Our very own Chef Arnis from La Belle Epoque, shares three of his signature recipes including his popular Beef Bourguignon

Savour a taste of France with this delicious recipe for Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Fresh Tomato Sauce

To celebrate National French Bread Day in the United States, here's our foolproof Crusty French Bread recipe - best enjoyed straight out of the oven...

Sit back and relax with an indulgent pot of French Chocolate Mousse - easy to prepare, but not as easy to share!

Our very own Chef Andrea from luxury hotel barge La Bella Vita, shares his recipe for a crispy Venetian squid...

Celebrating National French Toast Day? Here's our ultimate guide to everything you need to know about this moreish breakfast favourite

Celebrate National Cake Day with a traditional taste of France, using our recipe for golden spongey Madeleines

A delicious Risotto of Radicchio & Bastardo del Grappa Cheese

A wonderfully delectable dessert from the very capable hands on Chef Andrea - and a family recipe to boot!

A quick & easy, salty, sweet Italian treat! Delicious stuff as always, from our go to Italian Chef Andrea

Courtesy of our HR & Accounts Manager Isabelle, we have a delightful French Festive Dessert Recipe for you, to have survived for three generations it must be good!

An innovative Venetian treat of grilled octopus, roasted pumpkin and artichoke.

Mark's Mince Pies - A classic Christmas stalwart with a delicious modern twist!

Tor those of you, who are celebrating this Thursday, allow us to help you out a little in the kitchen with a delicious Sausage Stuffing recipe, courtesy of our very...

This particular recipe has been created by Andrea Chin, the talented Italian chef who prepares wonderful regional Italian cuisine on board La Bella Vita.

The second Saturday of June marks the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth II birthday. It is an ideal occasion on which to bake that most quintessentially English cake, the...

This time of year is when many vegetables are harvested at their best having benefitted from the summer warmth. A great seasonal dish is Ratatouille Nicoise, a popular dish with...

This beautiful baked camembert with a Port and Red Currant Sauce recipe is a clear champion when it comes to dinner parties.

Beef bourguignon is a well-known, traditional French recipe. It is a stew prepared with beef braised in red wine, traditionally red Burgundy, and beef broth, generally flavoured with garlic, onions...

Here’s a recipe for a delicious dessert – Tipsy Laird – a Scottish version of the classic sherry trifle which is often served on special occasions like Christmas or New...

If there is one dish that is immediately identified as being Scottish, it is haggis. Contrary to an old yarn, haggis is not a wild animal indigenous to Scotland.

Feast your eyes on this chocolate Guinness cake recipe recommended by the master chef aboard hotel barge Shannon Princess.

The town of Bresse in Burgundy claims to produce some of the world’s best poultry, free-range birds that are fed on creamy milk and wheat.

Skin the tomatoes by pouring boiling water over them, then leave for one minute before draining them and slipping off the skins.

Christmas is fast approaching, so here is a different recipe for turkey stuffing from one of our barge chefs using some fine ingredients from various regions of France.

Here is a recipe for Cullen Skink, a very tasty soup which is also often served on Burns’ Night. This soup has its roots in Cullen, a small town on...

Here we look at Roquefort, a wonderful blue sheep’s milk cheese, produced in southern France. It is served most often on our hotel barges on the Canal du Midi.

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