Passengers sailing the seven seas with Italian-based Costa Cruises can expect to be wowed by both the scenery and the cuisine, naturally inspired by Italy’s finest culinary delights. The various menus offered on the ships are guaranteed to satisfy any diner.
In April 2017, the cruise line launched a new menu by seven-time Michelin-starred chef Bruno Barbieri, taking guests on a “journey for the emotions” with the dishes. Beginning with an antipasto and ending with dessert, Barbieri’s menu includes dishes such as a salad of prawns with endive heart and minced Mediterranean pesto; garganelli pasta with swordfish, tomato and basil on a cream of cannellini bean and strong ricotta; and salmon steak with a potato crust.
Costa’s corporate chefs debuted menus for vegans and vegetarians in 2015, delivering new combinations and techniques with an Italian touch. Available for guests on each of the company’s ships, menus range from breakfast and dinner to appetizers to dessert. The wide array of options includes hamburger made with kidney beans; cauliflower and fig tempura; and porcini mushroom and savoy cabbage soup.
To honor its Italian heritage, Costa Cruises recently celebrated World Pasta Day on Oct. 25, serving two special dishes created by two international chefs from the most recent Barilla Pasta World Championship. In addition, there were activities onboard dedicated to the staple food of Italian cuisine and a pasta party.
Of course, Costa Cruises doesn’t neglect its wine list, which pairs perfectly with Italian cuisine. In May 2017, the cruise line and La Banca del Vino launched a new, onboard wine list. Available fleet-wide, the list includes wines from Italy’s 19 regions, Australia, France, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The more than 100 labels are divided into four categories: sustainable wines, organic wines, territory-specific wines and wines paired with specific Italian regional dishes. Cheers!
For an opportunity to indulge in Costa Cruises’ food and beverage offerings, enter for a chance to win a cruise for two on the Costa Deliziosa here.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel begins to pick up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Panama City with us.
Boca Raton Resort & Club recently announced a new partnership with Major Food Groups, creating one of the best culinary destinations in the United States. Major Food Groups is the company behind some of the hottest restaurants, including Carbone, The Grill and Parm. This partnership will launch multiple dining concepts as part of the resort's $150 million transformation.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Hotel San Luis Obispo partners with Harmony Cellars for the SLO in Harmony offer. The offer includes 15 percent off a two-night stay Sunday–Thursday, a complimentary wine tasting for two at Harmony Cellars, club member discounts at the winery for the day and the opportunity to explore the town of Harmony, California, population of 18 and located 30 miles from San Luis Obispo. Book online.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Enjoy additional perks at Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with the Vitamin Sea, D & Me offer. Rates begin at $130 per night, including complimentary breakfast daily, a healthy starter at Arrecifes Restaurant, one poke bowl and one drink at El Palmar Restaurant. The use of one beachside pergola per stay is also included. The offer is valid on stays through Dec. 21, and use code S5706 to book.