He cooks, he makes wine, he ran a cooking school – and his ambition is boundless. A feast of a man, Vancouver restaurateur, Umberto Menghi, is one of this country’s most celebrated chefs.Join Umberto on this special Culinary Voyage sailing the beautiful ports of the Mediterranean. Unique optional shore excursions will be offered.
Guests will also have the option of a 4 night pre-cruise package withUmberto in Tuscany.
Born in Pontedera, Tuscany, Umberto was sixteen years old when he enrolled in a hotel school in Rome, beginning a life-long commitment to food and the world of great restaurants. After more training in London and Paris, he moved to Canada in 1967, and headed west in 1969. In 1973, from a yellow house on the fringe of downtown Vancouver, Umberto started a restaurant revolution with his fresh, authoritative food. He now owns two popular restaurants in Vancouver and the ski resort of Whistler. He has written five best-selling cookbooks, including Umberto’s Kitchen and Umberto’s Pasta Book and his first cooking show, “The Elegant Appetite”, made Umberto a familiar face across Canada.