Don’t Let Spring Events “Spring” Up on You: Plan Your Occasion with Buca
Spring has sprung and calendars are filling up fast with holidays, weddings, and celebrations. Buca is ready to host you and your guests in one of our banquet halls or bring our delicious dishes to a location convenient for you.* Our whimsically decorated, inviting banquet rooms are perfect for hosting any size group and any type of gathering. No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our diverse menu options will satisfy everyone so customize your party menu to include antipasti, fresh salads, baked pastas, delicious entrees, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations. Personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service at Buca.
Maybe catering would better fit the needs of some of your events? Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Life gets hectic and you may have an event “spring” up on you. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can accommodate almost any order. Plus, we supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates.
Check your calendar for communions, proms, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, graduation parties, and any other events where Buca can be of assistance. Then to begin planning a banquet, use the online form on our website and a sales manager will contact you. After discussing the necessities such as number of people attending, date and time, and menu, our staff will work with you to make sure every other detail is perfect for your party. Our skilled team is experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with any budget, and is able to meet a wide variety of needs.
* Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100. (If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time.)
Buca di Beppo Can Hop Over with Your Easter Catering
Easter is coming! This special Sunday is full of church services, children’s performances, parades, and egg hunts. Often out of town guests are visiting and your family and friends are gathering to share a special meal. Rather than spending precious time and energy organizing menus and gathering ingredients, let Buca di Beppo take care of your Easter meal so you can spend more time with your guests. Maybe you can show the little ones how to use some of those toys that the Easter Bunny brought.
Choose a few of our delicious entrees and make an informal buffet or mix in a few Buca classics with your family’s traditional Easter dishes to give your meal an Italian flair. Whether you’re feeding a dozen people or a hundred, no gathering is too big or too small for us to cater. From starters and salads to main courses and desserts, let us provide your Easter gathering with our delicious Italian specialties so you can focus on your family and friends. Our authentic Italian catering packages feature fantastic lunch and dinner platters and party pans. You can even create your own customized mix of selections to make sure that everyone has their favorites. Are you concerned about specific dietary needs? No worries, we offer vegetarian, vegan, low fat, and gluten-free to accommodate everyone at your event. Place an order by filling out our online order form. Just click “Catering” at the top of our home page to get started. If you arent’ sure exactly what you want or need, give us a call. We can work with you to create the catering package that works for you and your event. We have lots of great suggestions for working with budgets, suggestions regarding delivery or pick-up, and can answer any other question about catering that you may have. We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so you don’t need to worry about dirty dishes or remembering additional items to bring to events outside your home.
We love helping families enjoy their holidays by doing what we do best: preparing mouth-watering family-style Italian dishes for theirs celebrations. This Easter, leave the stress of planning and cooking a meal to us. Whether you’re planning an Easter lunch or dinner at your home or need to feed a crowd at an event, let Buca di Beppo cater it so you can spend more time enjoying it!
When Chocolate Bunnies Aren’t Enough: Easter Reservations at Buca di Beppo
Visit us for fun and great food as you celebrate after your church services and egg hunts. Celebrate Easter by gathering your friends and loved ones for a delicious meal at Buca di Beppo. Our family-style servings make the perfect choice, especially when your party contains little ones. Picky eaters love Buca di Beppo because our large portions allow them to try a bit of everything, ensuring they find something they love. While they may not choose Chicken Limone or Eggplant Parmigiana on their own, a bite or two of something new can lead to a new favorite. Don’t think the kids in your crew like salads? Our Apple Gorgonzola Salad has been known to convert a few “no greens, please” eaters into salad lovers and little eyes always light up when they see and taste our Fettuccine Alfredo and Pepperoni Pizza. They’re also sure to love our eclectic atmosphere and friendly staff. This Easter, give the chefs of your family a break and let us take care of everyone. We cater to multiple dietary restrictions, so don’t worry if your family includes members who are gluten-free, vegetarian, or lactose-intolerant. Our extensive menu guarantees that everyone is sure to find the perfect selection of salads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
While the Easter bunny may have left lots of yummy treats and the Easter baskets are spilling over with goodies, Buca’s desserts take the cake, literally. Our indulgent Italian Creme Cake features six layers of rich lemon cake and mascarpone cheese filling, served in a pool of raspberry sauce and topped with whipped cream. Our decadent Double Dark Chocolate Cake Moist is composed of dark chocolate cake with layers of rich chocolate frosting on top of our sinful chocolate sauce. Even if you think you can’t eat one more bite, there always seems to be room for dessert.
Whether you are participating in a sunrise service, an egg hunt, or attending a parade, include Buca in your Easter plans. We love celebrating every holiday and special event with families and friends and our warm, welcoming atmosphere makes us everyone’s favorite restaurant. This year when you are considering what to make for your Easter meal, choose to make reservations at Buca di Beppo! Space is filling up quickly so make your reservation today to spend Easter with us.
Make Your Own Meatballs to Celebrate National Meatball Day
Every day is an unofficial meatball day at Buca di Beppo, but March 9th is National Meatball Day for everyone! As if we need a reason to enjoy this Italian staple. Meatballs are one of the top comfort foods in America and it’s easy to understand why. Many adults remember Mom or Grandma making meatballs for them when they were younger. The association of love and comfort brings an emotional connection to the delicious, round treats. Whether you like them over pasta, in a sub, or as a snack on their own, meatballs really do deserve a day of celebration.
What makes a great meatball? Fresh meat mixed with just enough of a binder (usually bread or breadcrumbs) to hold the mixture together but not weigh it down, sprinkled with seasonings (onions, garlic, fresh herbs, cheese, salt, and pepper) divided into small round portions and cooked to perfection. Easy enough right? Well, we’ve made it even easier by sharing our meatball recipe in honor of this special day.
Buca di Bepo’s Magnificent Meatball Recipe
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 because 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, about 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 35 to 45 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Place the meatballs on a platter. Skim the oil from the top of the marinara and ladle it over the meatballs.
Add your meatball masterpieces to the top of a bowl of your favorite pasta, make meatball sandwiches by hollowing out a baguette and then filling the bread with meatballs and sauce, or enjoy them on their own. Now the only decision you have to make is whether to show your loved ones your culinary skills, or save your yummy creations all for yourself! Happy National Meatball day from Buca di Beppo, your every day meatball headquarters!
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