SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is synonymous with romance, fine dining, wine and the one you love. But do you really need to leave the house on Valentine's night – or any Date Night – to enjoy a perfect evening together? Buitoni®, the maker of refrigerated pastas and sauces, invites everyone to be inspired and re-think Date Night by entering the BUITONI Date Night-In Sweepstakes now at www.facebook.com/BuitoniUSA.
By simply selecting and submitting a shareable Buitoni recipe e-card by March 3, consumers will be eligible for a chance to win a personal cooking demonstration with Chef Ted Allen, host of Food Network's "Chopped."
"Date Night should be a time for couples to re-connect, but it can be challenging to do that in a crowded restaurant or movie theatre," says Allen, who will offer the BUITONI sweepstakes Grand Prize winner tips for creating a special Date Night-In with BUITONI pastas and sauces. "I've always thought that cooking with or for someone is one of the most sincere – but simple – gestures to show you care."To enter the sweepstakes, consumers must visit facebook.com/BuitoniUSA by March 3 and follow the directions to submit their entry. They will be required to select a BUITONI recipe from those featured. Next, as an optional activity, consumers will be prompted to upload a photo and provide a description, in 150 characters or less, of their ideal date night (it won't affect their entry's chances of winning for consumers who choose not to do this). Then they will be able to preview the e-card they have created. Consumers will be prompted to enter the Sweepstakes, including providing registration information. Finally they may submit their e-card. Upon first submission of an e-card, they will be provided an option that will allow them to print a coupon. Ten First Place winners will receive coupons for free BUITONI pastas and sauces and a $25 gift card to Wine.com. One Grand Prize winner will also receive a cooking demonstration at home for two with Ted Allen. For more information, see the Official Rules at facebook.com/BuitoniUSA. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Nestle USA, Solon, Ohio 44139. About Buitoni North AmericaBuitoni North America, the maker of BUITONI® refrigerated pastas, sauces, and shredded cheese, is part of Nestle USA. Nestle acquired Buitoni in 1988 with the vision of applying its vast technical know-how to expand the range of BUITONI products. Today, a wide variety of BUITONI products are available throughout Europe and the United States. Many of the favored BUITONI recipes were developed at Casa Buitoni in Italy where Buitoni has been creating award-winning Italian foods for more than 175 years. For product news and information, visit Buitoni.com. About Nestle USA Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for fifteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine ® to baking traditions with Nestle ® Toll House ®, Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Well-known Nestle USA brands include: Nestle ® Toll House ®, Nestle ® Nesquik ®, Nestle ® Coffee-mate ®, Stouffer's ®, Lean Cuisine ®, HOT POCKETS ® and LEAN POCKETS ® brand sandwiches, Nescafe ®, NESTLE ® Juicy Juice ®, Buitoni ®, DREYER'S/EDY'S ®, Nestle ® Crunch ®, Nestle ® Butterfinger ®, Wonka ®, DIGIORNO ®, TOMBSTONE ® and CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN ® frozen pizza. Nestle USA, with 2011 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or NestleNewsroom.com. SOURCE Nestle Buitoni