Costa Cruises in partnership with Barilla launched a new initiative in the form of tribute to World Pasta Day, which is celebrated today (October 25) at the Milan Expo.
Costa said that on October 25 pasta would be the undisputed star on 12 Costa ships deployed in the Mediterranean and one on a world cruise.
In the buffet restaurants, guests will be able to sample a range of dishes based on traditional Italian regional recipes, made using Barilla pasta. Starting from today, this special program dedicated to the world’s favorite Italian staple will become a regular weekly appointment on all the company’s cruises, under the name of “Pasta in Festa".
Thanks to the collaboration between Costa Corporate Chef Stefano Fontanesi and Academia Barilla Chef Marcello Zaccaria, together with the team of Barilla nutritionists and environmental experts, onboard the ships guests will be able to choose from a selection of six types of pasta prepared on the spot, like delicious caserecce with peppers, mezze maniche (tube-shaped pasta) with trevisano red chicory and walnuts on cream of Taleggio cheese, whole grain spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, capers, olives and monkfish or Sardinian gnocchi (dumplings) with red mullet and saffron.
Also on the menu are two cold pasta dishes, namely whole grain mezze penne alla mediterranea, rich in fiber, and an original fusilli pasta salad with chicken, balsamic vinegar and hazelnuts, all strictly “Double Pyramid”.
There will also be cooking demonstrations conducted by shipboard Chefs, who will reveal the tricks of the trade and give tips on how to make perfect pasta.