I’m no Oprah Winfrey, but I do f*cking love bread. So much so that I would take a bouquet of breadsticks over a bouquet of flowers any day, and lucky for me, Olive Garden is making that possible. The beloved Italian food chain is encouraging customers to ditch the roses this Valentine’s Day in favor of something a little more creative – and a lot more savory – with the introduction of breadstick bouquets for your loved ones.
Breadstick bouquets aren’t an actual menu item, but to create one, just order breadsticks to-go from the nearest Olive Garden location before wrapping them up in special bouquet paper that you can print out on your own. Each piece of wrapping paper features one of six sweet messages for your loved one printed on it, from “My love for you is never ending,” an obvious nod to those Never Ending Pasta options, to “We belong together like spaghetti and meatballs.”
Customers hoping to turn this romantic offering into a full meal also have the option of ordering a special Valentine’s Day To-Go Dinner For Two, which includes breadsticks, soup or salad, dipping sauce (choice of Five Cheese Marinara or Alfredo), one shareable entrée (Five Cheese Ziti al Forno or Chicken Alfredo), and one shareable dessert (Black Tie Mousse Cake or Tiramisu). The deal starts at $36 and is available until Feb. 14. While you’re taking all of that in, take a look at Olive Garden’s special bouquet wrapping papers ahead, and download full-size versions of them here.