Buca di Beppo Celebrates National Lasagna Day July 29 with FREE Lasagna
July 29 is National Lasagna Day, and to celebrate the family-style Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo, is offering FREE lasagna.
By: Michael Coldwell
Buca di Beppo lasagna is famous for its towering layers of lasagna noodles stuffed with homemade meat sauce and a combination of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheeses; a favorite among Buca guests. The casual Italian eatery also offers a variety of budget friendly pastas and entrées including spaghetti with meatballs, fettuccine alfredo and chicken parmigiana. In addition, Buca recently introduced 10 new menu items that include Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, Chianti Braised Short Ribs, Penne San Remo, Baked Rigatoni and many more delectable dishes.
The origins of lasagna date back to the 1st century B.C. where a food called “lagana” was a common meal consisting of fine sheets of fried dough. In the 2nd century Athenaeus of Naucratis, a Greek scholar, provided a recipe for lagana that was made with sheets of wheat-flour dough and the juice of crushed lettuce, then flavored with spices and deep-fried in oil. An early 5th century cookbook describes a dish called lagana that consisted of layers of dough with meat stuffing, a possible ancestor of modern-day Lasagna, though the first concrete information concerning pasta products in Italy dates from the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The word “lagána” survives today in modern-day Greece to denote an unleavened, flat bread eaten during the Great Lent. *
Terms of the Free Lasagna program:
The Buca di Beppo free lasagna offer is valid for dine-in only customers on July 29, 2009. To receive a free lunch-size portion of the lasagna, guests must also purchase a Buca Small or Buca Large size pasta or entrée. The free lasagna is not valid on Buca To Go orders, but may be boxed and taken home by dine-in guests. Not to be combined with any other offer or coupon. For more information, please visit www.bucadibeppo.com.
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Michael Coldwell, 702.862.4242 or 702.429.9656
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About Buca di Beppo
Recently acquired by Planet Hollywood International, Inc., with eighty seven locations from Albany to Honolulu, Buca di Beppo restaurants embody the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire the menu, which features Northern and Southern Italian favorites. While the food has pleased millions of palates coast-to-coast, Buca di Beppo is equally famous for its quirky décor and upbeat atmosphere. Most Buca di Beppo locations are open daily for lunch and dinner. Catering is also available at numerous locations nationwide. Visit www.bucadibeppo.com for locations, hours of operation, menus, reservations, or to place an order for Buca To Go.