Month: August 2016

  • Pack a Basketful of Buca: Labor Day Picnics

    Labor Day Catering Ideas

    This three day weekend celebrates the American worker (yay!) and unofficially marks the end to summer (boo!) There’s lots more to cheer about: NCAA teams’ first games, the NASCAR Southern 500, and the NHRA U.S. Nationals all occur on Labor Day weekend. It’s also the perfect time to get in a final summer party or picnic.

    Cater Your Labor Day Picnic, Party or Event with Buca!  Click Here to Make a Reservation!

    Be sure your picnic has the three American classics: salads, macaroni, and chicken…with an Italian flair!  Our Chopped Antipasti Salad is a delicious combination of pepperoni, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, black and green olives, provolone, feta, and Gorgonzola. Our Apple Gorgonzola Salad is a mouthwatering mix of Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola. Each salad features mixed lettuce and is tossed in our signature Italian vinaigrette. Our Macaroni and Cheese (cavatappi in a creamy cheese sauce) will delight even the pickiest of eaters and our Macaroni Rosa is a slightly more sophisticated version of the favorite. Not your traditional macaroni, this entree features cavatappi spiral pasta topped with chicken, broccoli, peas, mushrooms and our famous red sauce. Speaking of chicken, why have cold fried chicken when you can have dreamy Chicken Parmigiana (topped with our homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella), Chicken Marsala (simmered with mushrooms in a traditional Marsala wine reduction), Chicken Limone (sauteed in lemon butter sauce and capers) and Chicken Saltimbocca (topped with prosciutto and sage, served with artichoke hearts, lemon, capers and lemon butter sauce)?

    Feature a variety of Italian favorites for a truly memorable party or picnic. When you choose Buca, you know you are going to get great food that everyone will love. Our Celebration Packages feature a mixed green or Caesar salad, fresh made house bread, and a wide selection of entrees or you can create your own combinations from our catering menu. A single full-size Party Pan serves 20 adults and we can also provide beverages and desserts. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply choose your menu and we take care of the rest!

    Invite Buca to your Labor Day parties and picnics and we will bring your catering order to any park, backyard, or outdoor venue within 10 miles of one of our local restaurants. (Check store locations for specific details.) We will also provide napkins, plates, and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details for your family or guests. This Labor Day weekend spend more time enjoying your parties and picnics and less time planning and preparing the menu. For an easy, successful party or picnic packed full of delicious favorites, call or order Buca online today!

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  • No More Dinnertime Dilemmas: Go Back to School with Buca

    Back to School - Save Time

    The lazy days of summer are slipping away and the hustle and bustle of a new school year is upon us. Which means it’s time to get back in the groove of a new schedule that seems to get busier and busier every year. After school clubs, sports, tutoring, and a variety of extracurricular activities tend to fill almost every day on the calendar. You may be thinking “how am I supposed to give my family a home cooked meal every day?” That’s where Buca comes in! Join us at one of our restaurants for a delicious chef prepared meal between or after your evening activities. No need to shop, prepare, or clean up. Our amazing staff will cater to you and your family’s every need and take care of everything. Forget frozen meals or fast food and feel great knowing your family is eating freshly prepared Italian dishes, salads, and sides. You won’t even have to tell the kids to eat their vegetables. Our crispy salads and fresh vegetable sides are so delicious they usually ask for seconds!

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    If a meal at our restaurant doesn’t fit your busy schedule, it doesn’t mean you need to resort to a “value meal” at the drive thru. For a true value meal, place an order with Buca and we will make sure it is freshly prepared moments before you are ready to pick it up. Just imagine how excited your family will be when you present them with a feast of bubbling Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas paired with crisp, cool salads and mouthwatering fresh bread.

    Consider starting a new tradition this year. Designate a particular weekday as Family Dinner Day at Buca. Maybe Wednesdays are your family’s super busy day. After your last activity wraps everyone can head to Buca to relax, discuss their day, and feast on all their favorite dishes. Think ahead and grab a half pan of one of our pastas or entrees to enjoy later in the week while you’re here. If you’re feeding a bigger crowd, our full party pans feed 20 adults and we also offer packages to make ordering even easier. This is a very popular option for teams to enjoy before a big game or competition.

    Don’t overextend yourself this school year. Let Buca take care of dinner so you can focus on the rest of your busy schedule.

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  • Take Time to Stop and Taste the Rosé


    First produced over 2,000 years ago in the French region of Provence, rosé has recently become the wine of choice among many oenophiles and wine “newbies”. Not to be confused with the sweet white zinfandels of the 1980s, rosé and white zinfandel have the same pink color, but their similarities end there. Another common misconception is that rosé can be made by mixing red wine with white wine. That is not the case. Rosé is actually made when red grapes are lightly crushed and left to soak with their skins for a very short time. While some red wines soak for weeks at a time, rosé is strained from its skins before it becomes too dark, anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The winemaker determines the hue, the skins are removed, the juice is allowed to ferment, and the end result is a delicious rosé.

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    Rosé is not limited to a specific grape or region. It is created from a combination of grenache, syrah, rolle, cinsault and mourvèdre grapes produced in France, Spain, Italy, and the United States and the type of grape used will affect the flavor. An Italian “rosato” will have cherry and orange zest flavors, while a rosé from Provence will have notes of honeydew melon, lemon, and celery. Other rosés may offer flavors of strawberry, rose petal, and rhubarb. A rosé is usually light and floral but can range from bone dry to lightly sweet. Rosé, does not improve over the years so most bottles will not be dated more than two or three years back.

    Make this summer special. Invite your friends and family over to relax and enjoy the long, lazy days of the season. Let Buca bring all of your favorites so you don’t have to steam up your kitchen or worry about a thing. You can sit back with your glass of rosé and know that we have all the details covered. Or invite everyone to Buca for an evening of amazing food and service in a fun environment. We offer a great selection of rosés to accompany your meal. A chilled rosé is fun, casual, and tastes good. No wonder it has become a favorite among wine drinkers! Whether you are having a poolside picnic catered by Buca or looking for an accompaniment for a meal, rosé is the perfect choice for refreshing your palate.

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  • Packages Fit for a Caesar: 3 Classic Italian Feasts


    Buca just made your menu planning a breeze! Our 3 Classic Italian Feasts will make diners smile and give every home cook a much needed break from the kitchen. Don’t stress over what’s for dinner and don’t spend another minute near a hot stove! Let Buca take care of dinner so you can get on with your busy evening or simply relax and put your feet up.

    Make a Reservation at Buca and Enjoy Your Classic Italian Feast!

    Each of our Feasts include a complimentary order of our famous house bread. Can’t you just smell its warm, delicious aroma already? Each Feast also includes your choice of a fresh, crisp salad to start your meal. Our Mixed Green Salad features mixed lettuce tossed in our signature Italian vinaigrette with Roma tomatoes, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, and black and green olives, and our Caesar Salad is created with crunchy Romaine hearts tossed in our signature Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons and Parmesan. Choose your Feast based on your favorite Italian entree or pasta: Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Limone, Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti Marinara, Baked Rigatoni, Baked Ziti, Spaghetti with Meatballs, or Ravioli al Pomodoro. With so many great selections, you can’t go wrong and our prices can’t be beat.

    Friends Feast $45 / Just $15 per person*

    Complimentary House Bread

    Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad

    Choice of Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Limone

    Choice of Fettuccine Alfredo or Spaghetti Marinara


    Romans Feast $36 / Just $12 per person

    Complimentary House Bread

    Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad

    Choice of Baked Rigatoni, Baked Ziti, or Spaghetti with Meatballs


    Countrymen Feast $30 / Just $10 per person

    Complimentary House Bread

    Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad

    Choice of Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti Marinara, or Ravioli al Pomodoro


    Our delicious Italian specialties are everyone’s favorites and now we’ve made it even easier to feed a crowd. Look at your calendar for upcoming parties, potlucks, picnics, and gatherings. Don’t forget busy weeknights and game days! We know how busy life can get but that’s no excuse to not enjoy a mouthwatering Italian feast. Make reservations to visit us at one of our fun restaurants or place an order for carry-out. With carry-out orders we make sure to include everything you need, including disposable plates, utensils, and napkins. Just imagine the smiles from everyone when you arrive with a Feast (or two) from Buca!

    * Per person prices are based on Buca Small which feeds 3 adults.

    Make a Reservation at Buca and Enjoy Your Classic Italian Feast!

  • Enjoy Gold Medal Dishes While You Watch the Games


    It only comes around every four years and you don’t want to miss a minute of the action. Don’t spend a single second in the kitchen, away from your family and friends. Let Buca cater your viewing party of the Games so you can focus on giving your favorite team your undivided attention and cheers! We can bring all your selections anywhere within a 10 mile radius of one of our restaurants and we always provide everything you need to enjoy your meal the second it arrives. Disposable plates, utensils, and napkins make serving and cleanup a breeze so you won’t be fumbling for silverware or spending hours cleaning up after your guests leave. Call or fill out our easy online form today to place your catering order so you and your guests don’t miss a minute of your cheerleading duties. We can even provide beverages to quench everyone’s thirsts after all that yelling!

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    If you’ve been invited to a viewing party where guests are encouraged to bring a dish, pick up a Party Pan from Buca on your way. Our Party Pans feed 20 adults and can be ready according to your schedule. Give us a call, then simply swing by to grab your order and you’ll be the most popular person at the potluck! Having a smaller gathering at home? Carry out a few of your favorites and set up a picnic in front of your living room television.

    No matter where you are watching the Games, we can accommodate any sized gathering or appetites, from Buca Smalls (serves 2-3), to Buca Larges (serves up to 5), to Half Pans (feeds 10), and Full Pans (feeds 20). Mix and match to create your perfectly customized feast or order one of our celebration packages…and don’t forget dessert! No matter how much everyone enjoys their Italian pastas and entrees, they’ll always have room for a few selections from a tray of our delicious cakes and cannoli. 

    Your guests will love cheering on their favorite competitors and teams while enjoying plates full of Spaghetti Marinara, Chicken Limone, Eggplant Parmigiana, Caesar Salads, fresh bread, and dozens of other Italian specialties. Call Buca today and place your catering or carryout orders for the hottest two weeks in sports!

     Bring Home the Gold Medal and Order Buca Catering Today!