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Silversea Partners with Slow Food Promozione

La TerrazzaSpiritLR La Terrazza set to become first restaurant at sea to feature Presidio Slow Food logo on menu

(1 February 2011) Silversea Cruises is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with Slow Food Promozione, an arm of Slow Food Italy.

The collaboration will focus on highlighting the Italian heritage of La Terrazza, a speciality 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 organisation 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.

Rudi Scholdis, Silversea's director of culinary development, said: "We believe this partnership will enhance our guests' dining experience. 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 programme 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.

Sebastiano Sardo of Slow Food Promozione stated: "We are delighted to be partners with such a distinguished cruise company as Silversea. 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."

About Slow Food Promozione
Slow Food Promozione is a commercial arm of Slow Food Italy and deals predominantly with the organisation of major events such as the Salone del Gusto, Cheese, and Slow Fish, in addition to fundraising, publicity and sponsorship sourcing. Its main purpose is to achieve and fund the Slow Food association's goals: defence of biodiversity and educational activities. For more information, visit www.slowfood.it.

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating destinations in between.  

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