PRESS RELEASE_Seattle, Wash., June 1, 2018 — The season’s first batch of Copper River king salmon arrived in Seattle in late May, and Holland America Line was among the first to secure a supply of the premium fish on Eurodam. Frits Van Der Werff, vice president, food and beverage experience, personally inspected the salmon before taking delivery of the valued shipment. Known as a rite of spring in Seattle, the arrival of the fresh Copper River king salmon from Cordova, Alaska, kicks off the annual salmon season. Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line is serving the prized salmon in the Pinnacle Grill specialty restaurant on all seven ships sailing in Alaska this summer.
With prices for Copper River king salmon expected to reach an all-time high this season, the delivery is an extra special treat for guests dining in Pinnacle Grill. Copper River king salmon is highly prized for its delicate flavor, and the Pinnacle Grill menu will feature one of seven unique salmon recipes each night throughout the season.
“Every year, salmon lovers and foodies eagerly await the arrival of the prized Copper River king salmon, and we’re excited to give our guests the opportunity to enjoy a delicacy they might not have access to at home or never had the opportunity to try,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “At Holland America Line we’re dedicated to giving our guests an authentic experience reflecting the destinations we are visiting, and an important part of that is the local cuisine.”
Holland America Line’s culinary team created the traditionally simple dishes featuring Copper River king salmon to bring out its flavors using seasonal ingredients. The salmon dishes are:
Salmon plays prominently in Holland America Line’s culinary programming in Alaska — from the menus and America’s Test Kitchen shows on board to salmon-focused EXC Tours (shore excursions) ashore. Ships sailing in Alaska are Amsterdam, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Volendam, Westerdam and Zaandam.
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