Vegans now have plenty of options for meals, snacks, and desserts on Costa Cruise ships. Chefs onboard the ocean liners have created all-new vegan Costa menus to give passengers ethical and healthy choices for food throughout their cruise, no matter what time of day or night they choose to dine.
Of particular interest is the cruise line’s approach to creating traditional dishes that are completely vegan.
“In the Mediterranean diet vegetables are of fundamental importance,” says Costa corporate travelling chef, Antonio Brizzi. He states, “there are numerous vegetarian dishes in Italian cuisine that have always been part of our culinary tradition.”
Costa has begun focusing on animal-free healthy menu items that are also tasty and comforting.
Brizzi adds, “The new regional menus just recently introduced on board Costa ships include many dishes that fully satisfy certain needs of many of our guests. For example, in Venetian cuisine, there is a soup called “risi e bisi” (rice and peas), as well as Treviso radicchio strudel with Monte Veronese DOP cheese. The Ligurian regional menu offers a delicious dish, trenette with pesto, while moving South, and specifically in Puglia, there is dish consisting of celeriac and caciocavallo cheese.”
Sail on a Costa cruise and you’ll have a wide range of vegan food to enjoy, including those that are interpretations of favorites like arancino. If something simple like a burger is more your style, or simply what you’re craving at mealtime, Costa will be making veggie versions with kidney beans, which will be served a side of garden apricot and rocket salad. Love gourmet fare? Try Costa’s cauliflower and fig tempura. Want comfort food? Opt for the sweet potato and red onion soup. It’s all vegan and it’s sure to be amazing!
Brizzi says his porcini mushroom and savory cabbage soup laced with fig vinegar is popular already, as is his country-style spaghetti with stewed chick peas and vegetables.
To find out more about the vegan menu available on Costa Cruise ships, visit the Costa website.