Preparing the perfect pasta dish is an art that BRIO chefs have perfected – and with their “The Art of Pasta” promotion celebrating National Pasta Month (October), BRIO locations across the U.S. are serving delicious three-course prix fixe meals for only $19.95. BRIO is owned and operated by Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG).
Available Oct. 4–29, 2015; Sunday–Thursday, “The Art of Pasta” three-course meals include a salad, chef-inspired featured pasta and dessert. Each pasta dish on the menu was selected from BRIO chef-inspired creations.
- BRIO Chopped Salad: Chopped greens, tomatoes, black olives, red onion, cucumber, Feta, and red wine vinaigrette
- Caesar Salad with brioche croutons
- Bistecca Insalata: Lettuce wedge, Gorgonzola, bacon, tomatoes, and creamy Parmesan dressing
- Chicken, Sweet Potato & Brown Butter Campanelle: Barilla® campanelle, crimini mushrooms, spinach, pancetta, thyme, Parmesan, champagne brown butter sauce, and toasted bread crumbs (pairs beautifully with Porta Palo Chardonnay –$7.25/glass or Porta Palo Sauvignon Blanc – $6.95/glass). This dish was created by Executive Chef Joseph Milbert from BRIO Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Sausage Napoli: Barilla spaghettini, sausage, crimini mushrooms, spinach, garlic, creamy charred tomato sauce, Parmesan, toasted bread crumbs (a wonderful pairing with Porta Palo Merlot – $7.25/glass). This dish is the creation of Executive Chef Brett Ellefson of BRIO at The Vistas at Park Meadows in Denver, Colorado.
- Piccante Chicken Spaghettini: Barilla spaghettini, grilled chicken, red peppers, asparagus, bacon, Boursin, fiery Picante sauce, crispy onion straws, Feta, and cilantro (pairs exquisitely with Porta Palo Cabernet Sauvignon – $7.95 a glass). Chef Josh LaQuetof BRIO at Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, California created this dish.
- Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake: Anglaise sauce, vanilla whipped cream
- Creme Brulee with vanilla bean and caramelized sugar
- Chef’s Seasonal Dolchino: Guests can ask their server for the seasonal selection.
For those who wish to indulge only in BRIO’s delectable pasta from “The Art of Pasta” menu, guests can purchase any one of the three pasta dishes alone for $13.95 at lunch or $15.95 at dinner.
“BRIO guests love exploring Italian cuisine, and they trust our chefs to be their guides,” said BBRG President & Chief Operating Officer Brian O’Malley. “It’s a natural fit to team up with two quality brand partners like Porta Palo and Barilla for this promotion, since both offer great products, as well as knowledge of authentic Italian flavors.”