Ashton, a celebrity chef who has appeared on cooking segments on NBC’s 'Today' and 'The Tonight Show,' has been a returning favorite guest chef for Crystal’s Wine & Food Festival voyages the past 12 years. In the series he chronicles his travels through the traditional cuisine in the destinations visited by Crystal Serenity with leading food experts around the world.
Local chefs' signature dishes
The series features local chefs, farmers and expert guides showcasing their signature dishes—and tips for preparing them—in an array of locales, taking Ashton and viewers off the beaten path into the heart of each place’s culinary spirit. Innovative tacos in Los Angeles, coconut and chop suey in Samoa, fresh poke in Hawaii, the wines of New Zealand, the widely varied cuisine of Australia, prawns in South Africa and much more are on the menu for this series, as well as the globally-inspired dining venues aboard Crystal Serenity.
Recreated aboard Crystal
Ashton, alongside Crystal’s culinary team, will create signature dishes inspired by these travels, shared with passengers and virtually with viewers.
The 'Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton' video series is produced by Jon Ashton Productions. New episodes will air twice monthly and can be found on the 'Crystal Insider' blog and Crystal's YouTube channel.