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Costa deal with Zeffirino to bring authentic Ligurian cuisine to line’s flagships

Article-Costa deal with Zeffirino to bring authentic Ligurian cuisine to line’s flagships

Since yesterday, Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana passengers have been able to order pesto from Zeffirino served with trofie for a traditional Ligurian dish
Pesto from acclaimed Genoese restaurant Zeffirino will be served in the restaurants of Costa Toscana and Costa Smeralda, made according to the establishment’s original recipe and with selected ingredients from the territory.

The pesto will be paired with artisanal trofie – a type of pasta from Liguria – creating the traditional dish 'trofie with pesto.' It can be ordered in the main restaurants of the two flagships, choosing from the premium options available on the menu for an additional fee.

It follows the announcement that Costa Toscana will operate a chocolate-dedicated cruise with manufacturer Callebaut in November. 

Discovering Liguria through food 

The collaboration will allow passengers, Italian and international, to discover Liguria through its cuisine. 

Both Costa and Zeffirino have origins in Genoa, with the latter more than 75 years old. 

The two ships visit Liguria every week.   


Costa Toscana will visit Genoa every Friday throughout the year as part of a weeklong itinerary exploring Italy, France and Spain, which includes calls at Marseille, Barcelona, Cagliari, Naples and Civitavecchia (Rome).

Costa Smeralda will call at Savona every Saturday, following a weeklong itinerary in Italy, France and Spain, with calls at Marseille, Barcelona, Ibiza (Palma de Mallorca from September 12), Palermo and Civitavecchia.

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