The collaboration will focus on highlighting the Italian heritage of La Terrazza, a specialty restaurant featured aboard the all-suite, ultra-luxury ships Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit.
Founded in Italy in 1986, Slow Food has become an international organization dedicated to promoting greater enjoyment of food through a better understanding of its taste, quality and production. It seeks to defend biodiversity in our food supply, spread the education of taste, and link producers of excellent foods to consumers through events and initiatives.
Silversea and Slow Food will jointly work at sourcing food products from around the world that meet the standards of Slow Food. Starting this summer, with voyages to Europe and the Mediterranean, Silversea's La Terrazza will be the first and only restaurant at sea to display the Presidio Slow Food logo next to foods that comply with the philosophy of Slow Food, including products made by producers that are part of the Terra Madre project, a global network of food communities committed to responsible and sustainable food production.
"We believe this partnership will enhance our guests' dining experience," said Rudi Scholdis, Silversea's director of culinary development. "At the same time, we take pride in supporting Slow Food's mission to link pleasure and food with awareness and responsibility."
The joint initiative will also entail a program of special Slow Food culinary voyages designed to showcase products of excellent gastronomic quality, help guests rediscover the joys of eating, and understand the importance of caring where their food comes from, who makes it and how it's made.
"We are delighted to be partners with such a distinguished cruise company as Silversea," stated Sebastiano Sardo of Slow Food Promozione. "With Silversea we have found a partner that is truly capable of meeting the high standards of Slow Food. Together we look forward to offering Silversea guests the pleasures of excellent food and drink, while revealing the strong connections between plate and planet."