Stateside, we celebrate Father’s Day in June. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 21, to be exact, but In Italy as well as Spain and Portugal fathers are honored on Saint Joseph's Day. Saint Joseph Day occurs on March 19 or March 20 depending on when Palm Sunday is. It is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, husband of Mary. The feast always falls during the season of Lent meaning it’s traditionally a day of abstinence for Catholic Italians. When it comes to food, Saint Joseph Day tables are typically covered with meatless dishes. By no means does this make the meals boring, however. Overseas, a real Saint Joseph’s Day meal isn’t complete without a round of cookies or zeppole which are like little Italian donuts. Savory dishes often feature a yummy topping made of bread crumbs which symbolically stand for saw dust since Joseph was a carpenter. This year, consider taking a page from the Italians’ book and celebrating Father’s Day with some of these traditional dishes…
With everything mothers do for their families, we think all moms deserve a two-week vacation in Italy! Of course, not all moms would be able to take that much time off from, well, being a mom. They can, however, take a trip to Italy for a day when they dine at Buca di Beppo !
Nurses do all the same work doctors do – sometimes more! So why don’t RNs receive quite the same recognition as MDs?
Nurses Appreciation Week exists as a way to recognize and celebrate nurses and the role they play in delivering quality care to those that are sick or hurt by administering aid, educating patients, assisting doctors and working many long, tiring hours each week. Wednesday, May 6, Nurses Appreciation Day, marks the beginning of Nurses Appreciation Week. The week-long celebration goes on til May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. There’s no better time than Nurse Appreciation Week to show your nursing staff some love with an incredible meal. Whether you’re a hospital administrator looking to feed hundreds, a doctor with a small-but-mighty support system of nurses, a pharm rep looking to say “Thank You” or just a regular patient, consider making Buca di Beppo your appreciation dinner provider for these amazing care providers!
A lot of people think teachers have it easy because they get a couple of months off each year in the summer. In reality, most teachers work far more than 40 hours a week during the school year, setting up the classroom, coming up with lesson plans, grading papers and convincing kids to love learning.
Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual weeklong celebration of teachers and all that they do falling in the first full week of May. Teacher Appreciation Week 2015 is right around the corner, May 4 – 8! At Buca di Beppo, we think educators deserve more than a shiny apple on their desk. This year, really show your appreciation for the amazing (and often grossly underpaid) teachers in your world by getting them a Buca di Beppo gift card or throwing a catered Teacher Appreciation Party!
They did it! They studied hard and now it’s almost time for them to walk across that stage, shake hands with their schoolmasters, take their diplomas and go out into the world, hopefully a good bit wiser than they were when school started. They’ve done their part… now you must do yours by coordinating an amazing graduation party!
Whether you're hosting a small graduation party for the family or a no-holds barred graduation party for all the gang, our special tables and private banquet rooms let you celebrate in a way that gets everyone in the school’s out spirit. High school, college, med school or fifth grade – no matter what kind of diploma your grad is receiving, he or she is sure to love the fun atmosphere and the unforgettable food available at Buca di Beppo. It’s almost time to toss those mortarboards and head to Buca for a graduation celebration that’s truly top of the class!
The Internet is a dangerous place. Give your email address to the wrong company and - BAM - your inbox suddenly receives a daily onslaught of “special offers” and “exclusive promotions.” Being of the Old World ourselves, we know how irksome a barrage of misleading emails can be. That’s why, when you sign up for the Buca eClub, you’ll only be sent emails that actually offer subscribers valuable information – like a coupon for a FREE pasta! We promise not to bury your inbox with meatball messages and alfredo updates. Of course, occasionally something really exciting happens that we just can’t help but share. And we like to think that our club members would agree with what we believe to be worth sharing.
Communion Celebrations Are Big at Buca
The First Communion is a big day in a child’s life. It may require weeks of preparation and planning so once the big day arrives, a big celebration is certainly in order. As one of the top celebration-restaurant options, Buca di Beppo offers a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, a diverse menu featuring something for everyone and many budget-conscious First Communion party options. Host a celebratory luncheon in one of our uniquely themed dining rooms or an intimate family dinner in our kitchen or take the party home with some of our catering pans.
We love birthdays! At Buca di Beppo, our only rules for celebrating birthdays are as follows…
- Someone must sing “Happy Birthday.”
- All laughter must be loud.
- Calorie intake must be ignored.
The rest is up to you! Whether you’d prefer to celebrate at our restaurant with a few friends, in a private room with a bigger group or at home with a really huge group, we’d love to help you make your birthday memorable.
We consider the smallest victories cause to celebrate so you can imagine our excitement when an actual holiday rolls around – especially a holiday as important as Easter! Throughout Italy, Easter is a very big deal so at Buca di Beppo, we do it up right with familiar Italian favorites, flavorful new creations and decadent desserts. On Easter Sunday, we want you to be able to focus on what matters most and not on what’s cooking in your oven or how many dishes you have to wash. When you dine in or order out with us this Easter, all that’s left for you to do is sit back and get ready to feast.