Recipe: Princess' Italian Sunset & Oceania's Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

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Take a mini tour of Italy with these mouth-watering recipes from Princess and Oceania Cruises. Start off the evening with a bright Italian Sunset cocktail from Princess, then sit down to one of the ultimate comfort-food dishes — Spaghetti Alla Carbonara from Oceania's Senior Chef Instructor Noelle Barille. 

Italian Sunset — Princess Cruises


  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist for garnish


  • Add all ingredients except for garnish in cocktail shaker.
  • Shake and strain all ingredients into chilled glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.


Spaghetti Alla Carbonara — Oceania Cruises


  • 14 ounces guanciale lardons (or pancetta or thick-cut smoked bacon)
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti (or bucatini, rigatoni, or linguine)
  • 3 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (or Pecorino Romano, Grana Padano, or a combination of Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano
  • 4 egg yolks, room temperature (you can experiment with this a bit – some like to use 2 whole eggs, egg whites included, instead)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, sear the guanciale (or pancetta or bacon), stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered and the pork is crispy, about 6 to 8 minutes. Reserve warm.
  • Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a vigorous boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, warm a large serving bowl with hot water. Just before the pasta is finished cooking, discard the water in the bowl.
  • Add the guanciale, cheeses and egg yolks to the bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Using tongs, transfer the pasta to the bowl and toss to combine. Add pasta water if needed to smooth out the sauce.
  • Season to taste with pepper and serve immediately.

Serves 4.



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