Innovators: Chef Matt Harding, Brio/Bravo Restaurant Group

Matt Harding

Executive Chef Matt Harding’s menu at Bravo Italian restaurants runs the breadth of authentic Italian cuisine, from indulgent dishes to lighter Mediterranean fare. One mainstay of the menu is his “Penne Mediterranean.” It’s a dish that proves better-for-you choices don’t have to taste or seem like sacrifices. The combination of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, fresh herbs and feta cheese bursts with the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. It was once a slow seller, but a simple change in the menu description – not the recipe – to reflect the Barilla® Protein+™ penne at its foundation, moved it up from #8 to

Penne Mediterranean

the #3 pasta on the menu.

Penne Mediterranean

Recipe courtesy of Bravo Cucina ItalianaTM

Spinach, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, olive oil and Feta cheese, tossed with Barilla® Protein+™ multigrain pasta.Click here to view the full recipe.