Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Enjoy #NationalSpaghettiDay With Cafe @ Rio

image of a plate of spaghetti and meatballs

There are all sorts of pastas—but there’s nothing like the universal appeal of spaghetti—the ultimate comfort food!

The Café at Rio is serving up a scrumptious bowl of spaghetti and meatballs for you to enjoy on National Spaghetti Day-- only $5.99!  Use your Café @ Rio gift card to get an additional 10% discount! 

Looking for a good old fashion marinara sauce to complement your favorite pasta for dinner tonight? Here’s a recipe courtesy of the Café @ Rio team that is bound to be a hit. Enjoy!

Marinara Recipe: Ingredients: 1 diced onion. 2 tsp olive oil. 4 cloves fresh, minced garlic. 2 cans tomatoes, whole peeled, 28 oz each. 1 tsp oregano, dried. 6 fresh basil leaves. ¼ tsp kosher salt. ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper. Procedure: 1. Add whole peeled tomatoes to a blender and pulse 4 or 5 times until tomatoes are pureed but still have some small pieces. 2. Add onion and olive oil to a medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Saute onions until translucent. 3. Add garlic and saute for an additional minute, stirring often. 4. Add tomato puree to pan and turn down to low.  Add spices and simmer on low to medium low for a minimum of 30 minutes. 5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 6. Enjoy.

Learn more about the history and love of spaghetti in this charming HUFFPOST LIVING feature.