Say ‘buongirono’ to tasty Italian dishes

by Gazette Reporter

MUSIC lovers at the upcoming Punchestown Music Festival at the end of the month can send their tastebuds racing with a dash of tasty Italian fare, courtesy of Italian cuisine specialists Barilla.
The opening of its pop-up restaurant, By Barilla, will serve a range of authentic Italian fare with a twist for hungry festival goers, with its pasta dishes coming with a three-course (€25) offering that won’t need a win on the gee-gees to enjoy.
By Barilla’s fare on July 29 and 30 will give diners at the popular music festival some tasty meals that look set to draw upon the family-owned company’s expertise in creating Italian dishes.
Starter options include antipasti dishes, with a selection of meats, cheeses, olives and breads to choose from.
For their main course, diners will be able choose from favourites such as Barilla Fusilli with tiger prawns and served with arrabbiata sauce; Barilla Tortellini of four cheeses with a sage and nut butter sauce; Barilla Linguini Primavera with chicken, julienne of vegetables and flat parsley.
Adding the finishing touch, dessert options will include the ever-popular Tiramisu.
Adding to the Mediterranean-flavoured feeling at By Barilla, guests will be served “Italian family style” at long tables, with starters to be presented on platters, allowing visitors to help themselves.
Following the first course, at intervals a selection of three pasta dishes will be brought to each table, inviting guests to indulge in a variety of dishes.
Wine will also be included as part of the By Barilla festival offering.
Adding a pinch of flexibility, diners can also schedule reservations around their favourite artist so as not to miss a thing while also not missing their meal.
For further information about Barilla products and recipes, see the site at, while the full list of performers at this year’s 2017 Punchestown Music Festival is over at

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