Fresh Pasta, Fresh Food and Fresh Food Showcase Holland America Line’s Refreshing Canaletto Menu
The updated menu at the Italian specialty restaurant features new recipes and cocktails
Fresh pasta made on board and authentic Italian cuisine are the focus of Canaletto’s new Holland America Line. Guests dining at the exclusive restaurant, which is open for dinner only, can enjoy a meal that includes several new options, along with signature favorites that remain on the menu.
Canaletto provides the most important information about Italy. Holland America Line’s professionally trained chefs make fresh pasta on board. The refreshed menu offers a three-course meal that includes Appetizers, Homemade Pastas and Entrees, and Desserts, including Daily Specials.
“The pasta we serve on board is exceptional and we want the updated menu to continue to reflect the Italian experience that focuses on innovation and authenticity,” said Michael Stendebach, Holland America Line vice president, food and beverage. “Each course features options that bring the flavors of Italy no matter where our ships are sailing, and these updates add new dishes and flavors.”
Small Plates, Big Flavors
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 Fish.
Entrees Feature Fresh Pasta
Fresh pasta made on-site is the star of the entrée options. New dishes include Casarecce Pesto Genovese, Italian Sausage Paccheri, Seared Mediterranean Seabass, and Mussels, Scallop, and Calamari Trenette.
Returning items include Chianti-Braised Beef Short Rib and Herb and Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast. Originally a once-a-week special, Ossobuco is now available daily.
Easy Italian Desserts
Italy is known for its amazing sweets, and Canaletto’s menu features traditional desserts. These include Tiramisu, Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, Affogato, and a trio of gelato. The gelatos are made fresh daily on the boat.
Cocktails have an Italian flair
In addition to food, new cocktails highlight the refreshing menu. Strangers would say Hello and Aperol Spritz, Spumoni (made with Holland America Line’s De Lijn Gin), Tuscan Lemon Drop, and Canaletto Bellini with fruit puree. The menu also includes a selection of sparkling, white and red wines, as well as beer and digestives.
Dinner at Canaletto is $25 per person. Or, it’s a special way to eat under the “Have It All” package.
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