Buca, Inc. is an industry leader in terms of growth in the number of restaurants it oversees. The company owns and operates 51 full service, dinner-only restaurants under the name Buca di Beppo. Its restaurants are located in 18 states as well as the District of Columbia. Buca di Beppo (meaning 'Joe's basement') restaurants differentiate from other Italian restaurant chains by providing distinctive oversized Southern Italian family style portions in a casual, festive, humorous, socially interactive atmosphere. Appealing to nostalgic trends, the décor at each of Buca's restaurants irreverently exaggerates the clichés of traditional postwar neighborhood Italian/American restaurants. In terms of scale, Buca thinks big: large food portions, large tables, and large restaurant size with an average seating capacity of 300.




Macaroni Rosa

Cooked macaroni-- 1 ¾ lbs.
Pure Olive Oil-- 3 oz.
Quartered Mushrooms-- 8 oz.
Cooked Chicken Tenders-- 6 oz.
Peas-- 3 oz.
Marinara sauce-- 16 oz.
Cream-- 6 oz.
Broccoli buds-- 6 oz.
Bruschetta tomato-- 4 oz.
Grated Romano cheese-- 2/3 cup
Large platter

Heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Add mushrooms and chicken tenders. Saute until chicken tenders start to brown along the edges. Add marinara and cream and reduce by a third. Add bruschetta and peas. Cook for 3 minutes. Drop macaroni and broccoli buds in boiling water for 3 seconds. Drain and toss in sauce along with romano cheese and serve on platter.

Serves 4-6

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