Happy World Pasta Day!

Today (October 25) is World Pasta Day, which was designated by the (U.S.) National Pasta Association, the Union des Associations des Fabricants de Ptes Alimentaires de la Communaut conomique Europenne (Union of Organizations of Manufacturers of Pasta Products in the European Economic Community), or Un.A.F.P.A. for short, and the associations of Venezuela and Turkey.

Nothing like tooting your own horn, huh?

The goals of World Pasta Day, according to the Un.A.F.P.A., is as follows:

  • On 25th October of each year, the world over, World Pasta Day is celebrated in the form of events and promotional initiatives in different countries of the world.
  • The objective of World Pasta Day is to draw the attention of the media and consumers to pasta. Communication should underline the fact that pasta is a global food, consumed in all five continents, having unquestionable merits, appropriate for a dynamic and healthy life style capable of meeting both primary food requirements and those of high-level gastronomy.
  • Every country celebrates World Pasta Day in absolute autonomy, while respecting a global strategy, and making use of the official logo of the event;
  • The key messages, recurring in the various communication initiatives, emphasize the economic feasibility, gastronomic versatility and nutritional value of pasta.

Great. But how does this affect you?

Buca di Beppo, which has one Inland Empire location at 505 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont, is celebrating World Pasta Day by giving spaghetti away today.

With each purchase of a Buca large or Buca small pasta or entre, you’ll receive an order of spaghetti with either meat sauce or marinara.

The deal is only good today, for dine-in orders, while supplies last.

So, all you carb-loaders, today’s your day!