Bricco-Ciao! A new concept in catering

Bricco-Ciao! A new concept in catering

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Bricco, one of Harrisburg’s most popular restaurants, has joined forces with Catering from Ciao! Bakery to create a new, enhanced catering service offering more choices for area businesses to order for in-office breakfast, lunch and meetings.

Operating out of Ciao! Bakery, just around the corner from Bricco, at 304 Chestnut Street, all items on Bricco-Ciao!’s menu are made from scratch each day.

“Everything is made fresh and homemade,” says Bill Collier, Bricco’s executive chef and general manager.

“These days, more people are pressed for time, more people are choosing to eat lunch at their desks, and fewer people are able to spend a full hour, enjoying a leisurely lunch,” said Bill Collier, Bricco’s executive chef and general manager. “We are simply recognizing the shifting habits of the downtown business community and maximizing our service by bringing a higher level of quality and service to lunches and meetings at the workplace.”

The Bricco-Ciao! Catering menu will feature a blend of Ciao! Bakery’s most popular sandwiches, as well as legendary offerings from Bricco’s nearly 10 years as one of Harrisburg’s premier lunch destinations. Included on the Bricco-Ciao! Catering menu are Bricco’s signature salads, its sage pappardelle, with braised duck and pancetta, and its Kennett Square mushroom pizza with caramelized onions, as well as other popular dishes and sandwiches.

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Bricco-Ciao! also offers a breakfast menu that includes assorted pastries, fresh fruit bowls, yogurt with fresh berries, and house made granola, coffee, and juice.

Whether it’s an informal lunch for the office staff, or a formal mid-afternoon conference or meeting, Bricco-Ciao! Catering can create a catered lunch to suit group needs. Among the offerings are buffet-style spreads and build-your-own sandwich boards. Bricco-Caio! Catering will also offer pasta salads, garden salads, a soup of the day, and a selection of cheese, fruit and antipasti.

Chef Collier is committed to choosing only the freshest local ingredients when creating the menu, which changes seasonally to reflect the finest of Pennsylvania agriculture as evidenced by a recent catered lunch for a select group of Pennsylvania House of Representatives leaders.

Held in Rep. Peter J. Daley’s office on Dec. 8 at 12 noon, guests were treated to an assortment of fresh sandwiches, garden salads with a choice of pear vinaigrette or parmesan and roasted garlic dressing, tomato basil soup with focaccia, creamy local vegetable risotto with shaved pecorino Romano and fresh herbs, vegetable platter with roasted red peppers, assorted olives, and beets with an assortment of cookies, brownies and other sweets.

“Bricco-Ciao!’s presentation was truly spectacular in quality, flavor and quantity. I give it two taste buds up,” says Daley.

“In addition to outstanding sandwiches, Ciao! Bakery offers European-style artisan breads and pastries and an artisan design cakes. It is considered to be one of the best bakeries in the Harrisburg area,” says Collier.

Orders for Bricco-Ciao! Catering are for groups of 10 or more and must be placed prior to 4 p.m. on the previous business day by calling either 724-0236 or 724-0222.

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