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Mexican food expert and journalist Bill Esparza joins West Coast chefs for an immersive cruise and culinary journey

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Supplier: Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises announced its fourth Culinary Cruise featuring noted food journalist Bill Esparza. The culinary cruise sails the west coast departing out of Los Angeles on Ruby Princess March 22 – 26, 2018. Esparza brings along notable chefs Sabina Bandera and Carlos Salgado to collaborate with the award-winning Princess Cruises culinary team for a week of unique gastronomy experiences including chef-led cooking demonstrations, tequila tastings and cocktail making tutorials, custom shore excursions, and Q+A sessions. 

Bill Esparza is the recent winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene in Los Angeles Magazine and is considered one of the country’s leading experts on Mexican food. A noted saxophone player, Esparza has travelled and eaten extensively throughout Mexico, Latin America, and, of course, Southern California.

Guests onboard will have the opportunity to experience special menus throughout the ship’s restaurant and bars and learn valuable cuisine skills to bring home with them from thier guest chefs who have a varied but traditional background.

Sabina Bandera is the Queen of the Cart, La Guerrerense, whose tostadas de mariscos have been proclaimed among the best in the world by the “Sultan of Street Food” himself, Anthony Bourdain.

Named Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2015, Chef Carlos Salgado opened Taco María in 2013. Using the best ingredients available and applying the techniques and values he learned in Michelin-starred restaurants, Salgado works to create a syncretic Alta California cuisine that represents Mexican food by putting real corn at the foundation.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.

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