This year the final contest to proclaim the best traditional panettone will take place on board Costa Smeralda. While twenty pastry chefs will be evaluated by a highly qualified jury in the world of pastry, guests will be able to taste the special desserts, attend conferences dedicated to pastry and meet with Master Pastry Chefs.
For its sixth edition, “Panettone senza confini” – the event dedicated to the promotion of panettone, a typical Italian cake has chosen an exceptional setting to gather the most famous names of the pastry world. For the first time in its history, the event will be held on board a cruise ship: Costa Smeralda. From 13 to 20 November 2021, “Panettone senza confini” will bring on board the best of national and international pastry art, allowing to taste the excellence of the most representative dessert in Italy: the panettone
The focus of the event will be a contest between twenty pastry chefs, who will compete in a culinary competition on board Costa Smeralda, to determine which will be the best traditional panettone. They will be judged by a jury made up of the most renowned names in the world of pastry and panettone.
Ten of the twenty pastry chefs who will compete in the final contest will be invited among the participants of the previous editions, the other ten will be chosen during a selection day, in which sixty initial candidates will compete on board Costa Smeralda before the departure of the cruise.
In addition to the Master Pastry Chefs competition, “Panettone senza confini” will be an opportunity to promote and discover different varieties of panettone. Costa guests who will book a Mediterranean cruise on board Costa Smeralda from 13 to 20 November, with calls in Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Palermo and Civitavecchia, will have the opportunity to taste the delicacies proposed by the Master Pastry Chefs and by the challengers of the competition. Everything will be prepared with natural yeast and top-quality products without food preservatives: a real Italian excellence. It will also be possible to discover the secrets of traditional pastry preparations during a conference held by the most popular names in the world of leavened products, get to know the Masters during dedicated meetings, including one with Iginio Massari, and taste every flavor of panettone, even in the ice cream version of Eugenio Morrone, World Ice Cream Champion.