Month: June 2015

  • The Italian Wedding Reception Experts

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    When selecting a catering company you want to choose people who have extensive experience creating magical events and, most importantly, magical food! If you are looking for excellent food, service and the ability to work with the enormity of the detail involved in your wedding day, Buca di Beppo has a wide variety of catering options for receptions of every size.

    Here are a few of the key factors that you should discuss when meeting your wedding caterer for the first time…

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    1. AVAILABILITY

    First and foremost, you need to make sure your caterer is available on the date you require and find out what the booking and payment process is. We recommend starting your caterer search once you’ve officially booked your venue. Still, we do our best to be available to our catering customers even if they aren’t booking months and months in advance. Just be sure to understand at what point your date becomes secure and when payments are needed. Our payment process is simple and convenient because we’re aware of the fact that the last thing you need is the shock of an unexpected bill just before the big day.

    1. QUALITY OF FOOD

    Taste and presentation are probably the two most important factors to keep in mind when choosing a wedding reception caterer. Our large catering pans and catered dinners have phenomenal taste and pretty impressive looks, too. If you’d like, we can even provide pictures of the dishes you want so you can get a better idea of what the final presentation will look like. Make sure your caterer has professional, commercial facilities and a team of talented individuals to serve your guests on the day. A well-established caterer will get to understand your overall vision for the day and listen to your ideas then use their wealth of experience to go beyond your expectations for the day.

    1. BUDGET

    Ask about the different budgeting options available to you. If you are on a limited budget, let the caterer know up front and they should be able to provide a package to suit your needs. Consider everything included in the price. Things like tableware and linens may or may not be included and knowing that information ahead of time can save you and your fiancé a lot of trouble down the road!

    When it comes to budget, quantity, availability and venue Buca di Beppo is a flexible, fun catering option. We can bring the food to your special venue or host your reception in one of our large, eclectic, family-friendly banquet halls! Call us today to learn more about how we can add some Italian flavor to your day of amore!

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  • Banquet Room Space Available for Your Event

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    Thanks to our special private banquet rooms, our restaurants are always party-ready. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place if you are looking for a banquet-style venue that can accommodate any size group and has a menu diverse enough to please to everybody involved. Our family-friendly restaurants are the perfect backdrop to gather, unwind and enjoy a very delizioso meal. With platters of antipasti and pasta entrées meant to share and able to feed four or more, it’s easy to satisfy large parties at Buca di Beppo. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a personal achievement or perhaps some upcoming nuptials we have everything you need for an awesome event already in our restaurant!

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    Before any food arrives at your table, you and your guests will be wowed by Buca’s incredible atmosphere. Our restaurants are elaborately decorated with lots of framed photos, vintage posters, café lights and carved fountains. Our banquet room interiors combine the look of an authentic Italian bistro with your favorite neighborhood hangout. This setup is sure to put your guests at ease even before the celebratory Chianti is uncorked!

    In terms of what you and your guests should order at your event (besides a refreshing Italian wine), we always recommend appetizers such as basil-topped Mozzarella Caprese or fresh, crusty Galric Bread to help tide everybody over until the well-portioned entrées arrive. In terms of pastas and other main courses, we’ve got chicken, seafood, veal, vegetarian dishes like Eggplant Parmigiana and more. Finally, no banquet event is complete without dessert such as our chocolate-drizzled Cannoli or hazelnut Tiramisu made with mascarpone, espresso, rum and homemade ladyfingers.    

    Most Buca di Beppo dining rooms have a theme so that you can choose which room best complements your event. We have a Pope Room with a large round table, a Chef’s Table for foodie events, a wine room for vino enthusiasts and a poster room for those looking for classic Italian details. When you reserve a banquet room or one of Buca di Beppo’s charming themed-rooms for any occasion at any of our locations, our amazing staff can help take care of everything from the decorating to entertainment. We promise to make sure that all event attendees have a dazzling time!

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  • Make Your Own World Famous Meatballs

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    Since we opened our first restaurant more than twenty years ago, our meatballs have caused quite a commotion on account of both their impressive size and their spectacular taste. As a result, many have tried to capture the essence of our star menu item at home. A quick search for “Buca di Beppo Meatballs” is likely to lead you to a whole lot of recipes written by spaghetti enthusiasts, Buca fanatics, professional chefs and others. It may also lead you to our star-studded Meatball Gallery but that’s another story. These enterprising recipe creators, however, are merely imitators. In their comments sections, you’ll see lively debates over whether or not their recipes yield true di Beppo meatballs. Today, so we can set the record straight, we’re posting that recipe. Right here. For all the world to see!

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    Why would we release this very flavorful and much sought after secret formula, you ask? Because our sit-down restaurants are all about family togetherness and we know nothing brings a family together quite like cooking at home! We hope you’ll try making this straight-from-the-source recipe in your own kitchen some time. You could even pick up a to-go pan of some real deal half pound meatballs and a hold a little taste test. Of course, the exact recipe calls for a whole lot of Buca marinara and we’re keeping that formula under wraps… for now.    

    Buca di Beppo’s Famous Meatball Recipe – Makes 6 Large Meatballs

    You’ll need:

    1 ½ pounds ground chuck
    ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
    ½ cup bread crumbs (preferably Italian)
    2 large eggs
    6 cloves of garlic
    1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
    8 ounces of water
    32 ounces of authentic marinara sauce

    Step 1: Preheat oven to 350º. In a mixing bowl, combine first 7 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Do not over mix – this will cause the meatballs to become tough. Divide into equal portions and shape into 6 meatballs. Place meatballs on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake until a dark brown crust forms, 13 to 15 minutes.

    Step 2: Transfer meatballs to a Dutch oven. Combine marinara sauce and water, and pour over the meatballs. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake until meatballs are cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Place the meatballs on a platter. Skim the oil from the top of the marinara and ladle it over the meatballs.

    Do all this and you should be able to enjoy a Buca-style meal in the comfort of your home! If it doesn’t turn out quite as you’d hoped, though, our doors are always open during dinnertime for dine-in and carry-out.

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