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Buitoni is inviting a fan of the brand’s products, along with a guest, to cook with top chefs at its kitchens at Casa Buitoni in Tuscany, through the “Discover Our Italian Masterpieces” contest, which runs through Dec. 31.
Consumers can visit Buitoni.com/contest to share a photo and a few sentences about what inspires them in the kitchen. The grand-prize winner will receive a week's vacation for two to the Tuscany region of Italy, including a two-day trip to Casa Buitoni in Sansepolcro, $2,000 cash, a year's supply of Buitoni products, a digital camera, car service to and from airports, and private tours around the country.
Nine finalists will win Tuscany-themed “Discover Your Dream Dinner” prize packages that include a year's supply of the brand’s products. Additionally, each month, 150 entrants will be randomly chosen to receive a Buitoni calendar and VIP coupon. All entrants get an exclusive recipe from Casa Buitoni by e-mail.
“Casa Buitoni is an incredible place where we live and breathe our artisanal philosophy of food -- taking the simplest, most healthful ingredients and artfully combining them for an extraordinary meal,” explained Brigid Gilmore, director of marketing for Buitoni, a brand of Solon, Ohio-based Nestle USA. “Our chefs in Italy are inspired daily by their beautiful surroundings at the Casa, and they use this to create truly extraordinary Italian dishes brought to you by Buitoni.”
The contest helps promote the brand’s new line of frozen meals for two. Retailing for a suggested $8.99 to $9.99 each, Buitoni Riserva meals consist of Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli With Garlic Butter Sauce, Four Cheese & Spinach Ravioli with Tomato Basil Sauce, Chicken & Mushroom Ravioli with Marsala Wine Sauce, Braised Beef & Sausage Ravioli with Creamy Marinara Sauce, Grilled Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni with Alfredo Sauce, and Southern Italian Style Meat Lasagna varieties.