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Fresh pasta made on board and authentic Italian dishes are the focus of the updated menu at Holland America Line's Canaletto Italian specialty restaurant. Guests dining at Canaletto can indulge in a meal that includes several new selections, along with continuing signature favourites.
The refreshed menu offers a three-course meal that includes Small Plates, Homemade Pastas and Entrées, and Desserts, in addition to a Special of the Day .All the pasta is made fresh on board by Holland America Line's chefs.
"The pasta we make on board is exceptional and we want the updated menu to continue to reflect an Italian experience with a focus on freshness and authenticity," said Michael Stendebach, Holland America Line's VP, food and beverage.
"Each course has a selection that brings the flavours of Italy on board no matter where our ships are cruising, and the update adds some exciting new dishes and cocktails."
Small Plates, Big Flavours
Guests can start their meal at Canaletto with a Small Plate. The popular Antipasto Plate features prosciutto di parma, finocchiona salami, truffle salami, Terre Ducali coppa, Parmigiano Reggiano and Sicilian olives. Other options include Veal and Sage Meatballs, Burrata, Canaletto Salad and Grilled Tiger Shrimp.
Entrées Showcase Fresh Pasta
Fresh pasta made on board is the star of the entrée selections. New dishes include Casarecce Pesto Genovese, Italian Sausage Paccheri, Seared Mediterranean Seabass and Mussels, Scallop and Calamari Trenette. Returning favourites include Chianti-Braised Beef Short Rib and Herb and Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast. Formerly a once-a-week special, Ossobuco is now offered daily.
Delectable Italian Desserts
Italy is known for its amazing sweets, and Canaletto's menu features a selection of traditional desserts, including Tiramisu, Lemon Ricotta Baked Cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, Affogato and a trio of gelato. Gelatos are made fresh daily on board.
Bellinis & Spritzes Oh My
In addition to the cuisine, new cocktails highlight the refreshed menu. Guests can say saluti with an Aperol Spritz, Spumoni (made with Holland America Line's own De Lijn Gin), Tuscan Lemon Drop and a Canaletto Bellini with a selection of fruit puree. The menu also includes a selection of sparkling, white and red wine, as well as beer and digestives.
Dinner at Canaletto is a $25 surcharge per person or included as a specialty dining option under the Holland America Line "Have it All" package.
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