Made fresh daily, Buca di Beppos classic lasagna is famous for its nine towering layers of lasagna noodles stuffed with chunky homemade meat sauce and a combination of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheeses.
The origins of lasagna date back to the 1st century B.C. where a food called lagana was a common meal consisting of fine sheets of fried dough. In the 2nd century Athenaeus of Naucratis, a Greek scholar, provided a recipe for lagana that was made with sheets of wheat-flour dough and the juice of crushed lettuce, then flavored with spices and deep-fried in oil. An early 5th century cookbook describes a dish called lagana that consisted of layers of dough with meat stuffing, a possible ancestor of modern-day Lasagna, though the first concrete information concerning pasta products in Italy dates from the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The word lagána survives today in modern-day Greece to denote an unleavened, flat bread eaten during the Great Lent.*
Terms of the program:
The Buca di Beppo free lasagna offer is valid for dine-in only customers Monday July 29 through Sunday, August 4, 2013. To receive a free individual-sized portion of the lasagna, guests must also purchase a Buca pasta, baked pasta or entrée. The free lasagna is not valid on Buca To Go orders, lunch items or pizza. For more information, please visit www.bucadibeppo.com.