As soon as we heard that Windstar Cruises was partnering with the James Beard Foundation we were hooked. The New York-based non-profit is a favorite of ours: it celebrates chefs, and even serves as a theater of sorts for restaurants; most nights of the week, a chef from another part of the country is showcasing their work and cooking their hearts out in the brownstone’s open kitchen. So a sailing that partners a small-ship cruise line with an important food foundation? Finally, perhaps, we would find a cruise designed for true food lovers. We couldn’t wait to hop onboard and see for ourselves, so we boarded an August cruise from Dublin to Lisbon to get the scoop.