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Celebrate #NationalPastaMonth with BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille


Holy ravioli, October is #NationalPastaMonth! There really isn’t anything the D&Co Dynamos at Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company love more than pasta. To make this month even more special, two of our favorite Italian restaurants, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille, will be celebrating with special promotions through October 29.

BRAVO! is saying “cheers” to this delicious month by offering two-course pasta combos for lunch and dinner with a choice of soup or salad. Guests can enjoy Pasta Woozie, Chianti Braised Beef Ravioli, Campanelle Mediterranean or Baked Rigatoni Bolognese. BRIO will be offering specials including Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli, Pasta Fra Diavolo and Pasta Pesto with Chicken.

In honor of #NationalPastaMonth, the D&Co Dynamos shared their favorite pasta dishes:

Durée – Penne Alla Vodka, or for a newer low-carb twist I like Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Goat Cheese

Shannon – Penne Alla Vodka

Sue – Lobster Ravioli

Chrissy – Risotto with Mushrooms and Butternut Squash

Nicole – Tortellini Bolognese

Caroline – Macaroni and Cheese

 Sam – Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Jackie – Mushroom Ravioli 

Patty – Cheese Ravioli with Pesto

Alisha – Eggplant Parmesan with Spaghetti

 Gaby – Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

We love any excuse to yield to our carb cravings and will be taking full advantage of #NationalPastaMonth. Visit your local BRAVO! or BRIO this month to celebrate pasta all month long!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Why Not Celebrate Every Day? Take Advantage of Hashtag Holidays.


national lasagna dayTime to brush up on your Italian! National Lasagna Day ­is coming up on July 29. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your Italian heritage, indulge in carbs or just treat yourself to a night out at one of you favorite Italian restaurants. Two of our favorites, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille, will be celebrating early with specials July 26 and 27, respectively. At both restaurants, guests can indulge in a half-price entrée of Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese!

#NationalLasagnaDay is what we call a hashtag holiday. These days are celebrated on social media and have a variety of purposes, from spreading awareness and promoting causes to celebrating quirks and just having fun. Hashtag holidays often become a trending topic on social media outlets and quickly gain momentum.

In honor of #NationalLasagnaDay, and all other hashtag holidays, the D&Co Dynamos at Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company would like to share our best tips and tricks to make the most of these public relations opportunities.

  • Plan Ahead – Don’t jump on the bandwagon last minute once a hashtag holiday gains popularity. In order to make the most out of it, you should start promoting and teasing to the holiday a couple weeks in advance at least, both on social media and other avenues.
  • Don’t Overdo It – Pick and choose your hashtag holidays carefully. Stick to days that are fun, relevant to your client or business and will appeal to the customers in your area. If every day is a holiday, the novelty will be lost.
  • Branch Out – Use hashtag holidays as a reason to reach out to new clients or form mutually-beneficial relationships between businesses. Hashtag holiday events and specials are a great way to extend your reach into other markets.

This is one of the many ways social media works its way into public relations. Hashtag holidays are a new and fun way to get the word out about your event or business. Take advantage of every opportunity, and happy #holidays!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

It’s Ravioli Galore! BRAVO Cucina Italiana Celebrates National Ravioli Day with Buy One, Take One Home for Free Ravioli Dishes on March 20


COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 15, 2017) Derived from the old Italian word riavvolgere (“to wrap”), ravioli wraps up delicious, hearty cuisine. To celebrate this timeless, delicious food, BRAVO Cucina Italiana is offering its guests to buy one, take one home for free, for select ravioli dishes on March 20, National Ravioli Day, while supplies last!

BRAVO’s featured ravioli dishes for the buy one, take one home for free offer are:

  • Chianti Braised Beef Ravioli: Sangiovese braised beef-filled ravioli, roasted sweet potatoes, brown butter, sage ($14.99 at lunch and $16.99 at dinner)
  • Lobster Ravioli Alla Vodka: Sautéed shrimp, tomato cream sauce, pesto bread crumbs ($14.99 at lunch and $18.99 at dinner)

“What better way is there to celebrate National Ravioli Day than with a buy one, take one home for free ravioli special?” said BRAVO Culinary Director & Chef Brian Harvey.

Reservations are highly recommended at BRAVO on National Ravioli Day, March 20. Guests can now make reservations online for all BRAVO restaurants by visiting www.BravoItalian.com. For a list of locations, please visit www.BravoItalian.com.

About BRAVO Cucina Italiana
BRAVO Cucina Italiana is a “polished casual” restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and fresh seafood, as well as flatbreads, pizzas and salads, similar to what one would find in an authentic “ristorante” in Italy. BRAVO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 100 restaurants in 33 states including BRAVO Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and to follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).

About BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc.
BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG’s brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution. For more information, visit www.bbrg.com.