Emeril's Creole Seasoning

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

Gratinata Sauce:
2 Teaspoon Butter
2 Teaspoon chopped garlic
1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon chopped rosemary
1 cup marsala wine
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 cups heavy cream
Saute butter, garlic , and rosemary until garlic begins to brown.
Add marsala wine and reduce by one−third. Add remaining ingredients
and reduce by half of original volume. Set aside:
Penne Rustica:
1 Ounce pancetta or bacon
18 each shrimp peeled and devained
12 Ounce grilled chicken breast, sliced
4.5 cups of granita sauce
48 Ounce Penne Pasta, precooked
3 Teaspoon pimentos
6 Ounce butter
1 Teaspoon chopped shallots
1 pinch of salt and pepper
1 cups parmesan cheese
1/2 Teaspoon paprika
6 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Saute pancette until begins to brown. Add butter, shallots, and shrimp. Cook
until shrimp are evenly pick but still translucent. Add chicken, salt,
pepper, and mix thoroughly. Add granita sauce and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
and simmer until sauce thickens. In a large bowl, combine shrimp and chicken
mixture with precooked pasta. Place this mixture into single serving dishes
or one large casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and pimentos and
sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 475 for 10−15 minutes. Remove and garnish
with fresh rosemary sprig. Serves six.






Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant. Menu selections include signature pastas, grilled steak, seafood, salads and desserts all prepared by chefs in open kitchens. Macaroni Grill restaurants feature brick ovens, string lights, gladiolus, and a selection of house and premium wines. In addition, guests enjoy Macaroni Grill's Curbside To Go service. During fiscal 2006, food and non-alcoholic beverage sales constituted approximately 87.7% of Macaroni Grill's total restaurant revenues, with alcoholic beverage sales accounting for the remaining 12.3%.




O'Charley's Baked Potato Soup

3 lbs. red potatoes
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup flour
2 quarts half−and−half
1 pound block Velveeta cheese, melted
White pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisply
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Dice unpeeled red potatoes into 1/2−inch cubes. Place in a large Dutch oven,
cover with water and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes or until
almost cooked. In a separate large Dutch oven, combine melted margarine and
flour, mixing until smooth. Place over low heat and gradually add
half−and−half, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until smooth and liquid
begins to thicken. Add melted Velveeta. Stir well. Drain potatoes and add to
cream mixture. Stir in pepper, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Cover and
cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place soup into
individual serving bowls and top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese,
chives and parsley.






O'Charley's restaurants are intended to appeal to a spectrum of guests from a diverse income base, including mainstream casual dining guests, as well as upscale casual dining and value oriented guests. The O'Charley's menu is mainstream and distinctive in taste. The O'Charley's menu features a variety of items including United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Choice hand-cut and aged steaks, baby-back ribs basted with the Company's own tangy BBQ sauce, fresh salmon, a variety of seafood, salads with special recipe salad dressings and O'Charley's signature caramel pie. All entrees are cooked to order and feature a selection of side items in addition to its hot, freshly baked yeast rolls. O'Charley's restaurants are open seven days a week and serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and offer full bar service. Specialty menu items include limited time only promotions, O'Charley's Lunch Club, a special kids menu and a kids eat free program in selected markets.

The Company creates a casual, neighborhood atmosphere in its O'Charley's restaurants through an open layout and exposed kitchen and by tailoring the decor of its restaurants to the local community. The exterior typically features bright red and green neon borders, multi-colored awnings and attractive landscaping. The interior typically is open, casual and well lighted and features warm woods, exposed brick, color prints and hand-painted murals depicting local history, people, places and events. The prototypical O'Charley's restaurant is a free-standing building ranging in size from approximately 4,900 to 6,800 square feet with seating for approximately 163 to 275 guests, including approximately 60 bar seats. O'Charley's periodically updates the interior and exterior of its restaurants to reflect refinements in the concept and respond to changes in guest tastes and preferences.

The Company opened 13 new Company-owned restaurants and closed nine Company-owned restaurants in 2005. In 2006, O'Charley's Inc. plans on developing between three and five new company-owned restaurants and five to seven new franchised or joint venture O'Charley's restaurants.




Olive Garden Capellini Pomodoro

3 cloves Garlic, mince
2 pounds Plum tomatoes; seeded, diced
1 ounce Fresh basil leaves, minced
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
3 ounces Parmesan cheese
12 ounces Dry angel hair pasta, cooked
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Heat olive oil and add garlic; cook until it turns white. Add
tomatoes and pepper and heat through, stirring constantly, about
2 to 3 minutes. Tomatoes should not lose their shape. Remove
from heat. Transfer hot, cooked pasta to large bowl. Toss pasta
gently with tomato mixture, basil and half of Parmesan cheese.
Serve immediately and pass remaining Parmesan.






Olive Garden operates a casual dining Italian restaurant in the United States. Olive Garden's menu includes a variety of Italian foods and a wine list that includes a selection of wines imported from Italy. The menu includes antipasti (appetizers); soups, salad and garlic breadsticks; baked pastas; sauteed specialties with chicken, seafood and vegetables; grilled meats, and a variety of desserts. Olive Garden also uses coffee imported from Italy for its espresso and cappuccino. Olive Garden maintains approximately 42 different dinner menus and 36 lunch menus across its trade areas, as well as 13 children's menus.