February 11, 2019 — If you’re looking for a failsafe way to show someone you care this Valentine’s Day, we have two words for you: breadstick bouquet.
After all, there’s nothing like a bundle of carbs to say “I love you.” Of course, not just any breadsticks will do. If you truly want to show the depth of your devotion to another human being, get thee to an Olive Garden, stat.
This year, the Italian food eatery is encouraging customers to forgo impractical gifts such as flowers in favor of bouquets made from their forever-favorite menu item: those buttery breadsticks. A dozen roses will wilt even before getting a follow-up watering. But our unadulterated loyalty to Olive Garden breadsticks? That’s a love for the ages.
There’s just a tiny caveat, albeit not one that should deter you. Breadstick bouquets aren’t an actual menu item, so they do require a marginal amount of effort on your part.
First, order breadsticks-to-go from your nearest Olive Garden. Then, download and print one of the five different printable wrapper designs created by the restaurant (we’re partial to “To have and to hold, and most importantly, to eat”). Take it with you when you go to pick up the world’s greatest Valentine’s Day gift.
If you’re really looking to impress your significant other, Olive Garden comes in once again with a solid assist. For only $35.99, you can order the “Valentine’s Day ToGo Dinner for 2.” This pairs your breadstick bouquet with soup or salad; your choice of Alfredo or five-cheese marinara dipping sauce; a shareable entrée for two (chicken Alfredo or five-cheese ziti al forno); and black-tie mousse cake or tiramisu to share for dessert.
If #OliveGardenAndChill wasn’t a thing before, it is now.
So, here’s to hoping you and your date enjoy a Valentine’s Day full of binge-watching and Italian-treat goodness. Just don’t be surprised if the evening ends with showers of carb-fueled affection. An Olive Garden breadstick bouquet is just that magical.