4 Dishes You Must Try On Your Next Italian Cruise
These Pastas Will Make Sure You Do Your Next Mediterranean Adventure Right
If you know me, you know I absolutely love cruises!
Of course, the sunsets are gorgeous and it’s always a good time exploring exotic islands and beautiful places, but want to know my favorite part about cruises? The food!
For foodies like me, cruises are absolute heaven. Not only do most cruises feature upscale dining options, but there are also all-you-can eat buffets.
You really can’t go wrong with any cruise, but there’s certainly one cruise that stands out when it comes to food: an Italian cruise across the Mediterranean.
All the pasta and wine you want? Yes please!
I’m such a fan that I’ve been on at least one Italian cruise each of the past 3 years. And with all that experience, I’ve put together a list of the top 4 Italian dishes that you must try on your next Italian cruise. Read on to find out what pasta made the list!
When checking out Italian pastas, bucatini is an absolute must! This thick spaghetti goes great with gooey melted cheese and some veggie slike sauteed spinach and tomatoes.
Some of the best bucatini I’ve ever had actually was paired with a buttery garlic sauce and mushrooms. Along with a little wine, you can say I had myself one fine dine! Check out our exquisite bucatini recipe here.
Ciceri e Tria
You’ll be sure to want to practice your Italian before you order a little Circeri a tria. Not only is this pasta dish fun to say, but it also comes with a little bit of culture.
Originally from Arabia, Ciceri a Tria was brought over when the Arabs controlled areas of Southern Italy.
Ciceri a tria proper will require about a third of the pasta to be fried while the rest will get boiled. Paired alongside chickpeas and some parsley, this dish will certainly give you and your taste buds something to talk about back home!
I know not everyone likes meat, so I wanted to be sure to cover at least one exclusive vegetarian dish! And there’s no better choice than Pasta all’ortolana.
Perfect for the cool summer nights, Pasta all’ortolana is made by first getting together an array of fresh veggies which get sauteed in olive oil. Once ready, throw the veggies in some pasta, sprinkle on a little pink sea salt and black pepper and boom, you have yourself Pasta all’ortolana.
Of course it sounds simple, but the professional Italian chefs know how to turn this simple dish into a whole lot of delish!
If you order with meat, I can just about guarantee that the lasagna will be filled with spicy Italian sausage.
Another popular choice is mixing spinach with some good ol’ ricotta cheese. That’s actually the very cannelloni that I had on my last Italian cruise a few months ago. Boy was it good!
Well, that’s all folks. 4 amazing Italian dishes to try on your next cruise. Now I might be taking the way out here by not listing out my favorite of the 4 but I just can’t do it. They are all so good.
And plus, so much of it is personal preference, right? That’ll be my excuse anyways.
All this writing about food sure has been hungry. I think it is time for hubby to take me out for some wine and pasta!
When I come back, I’d love to see some comments discussing your favorite types of pasta or Italian cuisine!
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