Introducing Costa's Buon Appetito Culinary Contest
Grand Prize: 11-night Mediterranean getaway aboard the new Costa Serena

Tell us about your favorite costa dining experience and enter to win

Form Rules

PizzaFrom a delicious pasta dish with flavors reminiscent of a visit to a Roman trattoria, to fresh seafood that brings to mind a leisurely lunch in Portofino, dining onboard a Costa cruise transports the taste of Italy to sea wherever guests travel. To celebrate Costa's grand tradition of Italian cuisine, along with the high praise bestowed on it from numerous past guests, Europe's Number One Cruise Line is unrolling a new "Buon Appetito" culinary contest for past guests to submit their favorite Costa
dining experience.

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Between February 17 and April 17, 2009, guests who have sailed with Costa may enter the "Buon Appetito" culinary contest by submitting an essay detailing their favorite Costa experience or dish in 300 words or less. A winner will be selected by a Costa panel based on creativity and style. The winning entry will win a cruise aboard the new Costa Pacifica, complete with complimentary access to the ship's specialty restaurant, Club Blue Moon one night of the cruise. Club Blue Moon features cuisine prepared by award-winning Italian chef Ettore Bocchia, heralded for his Michelin-starred cuisine at the Villa Serbelloni in Lake Como, Italy.

Pasta"With so many of our guests telling us how much they enjoy the Italian cuisine aboard our ships, we decided to celebrate their enthusiasm with this special "Buon Appetito" culinary contest," said Maurice Zarmati, President & CEO of Costa Cruise Lines - North America. "While we offer other types of dishes onboard as well, it's the special brand of magic in our Italian dishes that really moves guests to rave about
our cuisine."

With more than 50 different recipes created each day using 3,500 ingredients, it's no wonder guests love "dining Italian style" aboard Costa's fleet of 12 ships. From homemade pastas and sauces to freshly made pizzas and other specialty dishes, Costa brings its Italian heritage for "mangia bene" to its guests around the world.

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