Quark Expeditions has launched ‘Tundra to Table,’ the expedition industry’s first exclusive Inuit culinary experience available on select Arctic 2022 and 2023 voyages.
Quark Expedition has upped the expedition cruising game with its new onboard cultural dining experience, ‘Tundra to Table: Inuit Culinary Experience’.
This one-of-a-kind culinary experience, available on select Arctic 2022 and 2023 cruises, perfectly encapsulates the very essence of Inuit food and culture and will tantalise your tastebuds, too.
An authentic and immersive journey through the culinary arts, Tundra to Table allows you to savour the stories of the Arctic destinations you visit and experience the world from a new perspective.
“Quark Expeditions has had the honor of travelling to the Inuit homelands of Greenland and Nunavut for 30 years,” says Alex McNeil, Director of Expedition Experience and Innovation for Quark Expeditions.
“And for more than a decade I’ve had the pleasure, as a member of the Quark Expeditions team, of visiting these regions and developing meaningful relationships in local communities.”
“These relationships have inspired us to provide this platform, Tundra to Table: Inuit Culinary Experience, for local chefs in the Arctic to showcase the Inuit cuisine and culture of Greenland and Nunavut.
“The ultimate purpose of this culinary experience is to support Inuit chefs as they share the stories of their people through food.”
At the heart of this endeavour is the purity of the ingredients, such as seafood caught fresh from the Arctic waters, and free-roaming game that consume naturally organic grass and vegetation.
Dishes will vary from trip to trip but could include: pickled halibut, dried halibut and fried halibut served with lumpfish dip and bread; South Greenlandic lamb served with pommes Anna (layers of sliced potatoes), sweet turnip ragu, pickled angelica and wild gravy; and beer-braised muskox served with Greenlandic mashed potatoes, mushroom sauce and berry jam; and honey-glazed ptarmigan served with turnip purée.
The program is hosted by local Inuit chefs who are experts in Indigenous cuisine. These chefs will share the stories of their people through the food they prepare.
Every dish you will eat during this on-ship experience will reflect the culinary traditions of the region of your voyage, whether it’s muskox in Greenland or Arctic char in Nunavut.
Quark Expeditions is the only polar operator to offer this one-of-a-kind of collaboration with local Inuit chefs in the Arctic.
If this sounds like something that would make your holiday dreams come true, click here or visit your local travel advisor to start planning your 2022 or 2023 Arctic voyage.
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