Carrabba’s Italian Grill adds Short Rib Marsala to a robust winter menu

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When that Italian comfort food craving hits, Carrabba’s Italian Grill has an open seat at its table. Although some classic Italian dishes are always delicious, the new Winter Menu has many people heading to their local restaurant. Hungry for a Short Rib Marsala?

Many people associate Italian food with comfort food. From rich creamy sauces to flavorful tomato base favorites, that plate of pasta seems to have endless possibilities.

Sometimes seasonal offerings entice guests to make a special visit. From a special cocktail to a new menu item, it might be time to keep the oven off and let someone else do the heavy lifting.

Part of the Winter Menu, the Carrabba’s Italian Grill Short Rib Marsala is perfection on a chilly day. Featuring the restaurant’s signature Lombardo Marsala wine sauce, the bone-in short rib is robust, flavorful and fork tender. The nuanced flavor from the Marsala wine is contrasted with the garlic mashed potatoes. Even though the portion seems substantial, guests will want to eat every last morsel.

What other food items join the Carrabba’s Italian Grill Short Rib Marsala?

In addition to the Short Rib Marsala, the classic Shrimp Scampi is on the menu. Served with baked bread, the classic white wine, lemon butter garlic sauce paired with the sweet shrimp is quite satisfying. And, why not pair it with a glass of wine with that dinner.

For guests who prefer chicken, consider the Penne Martino with Chicken. Served with the restaurant’s tomato cream sauce, the combination of grilled chicken, sauteed mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and cheeses, this dish balances classic and innovative in the same bite. While served with soup or salad, no one will be left hungry after this meal.

Lastly, the holidays are always about a little extra, which includes dessert. For the winter, the Sogno Di Cioccolata, “Chocolate Dream,” will have everyone feeling a little naughty, in a good way. The chocolate lover will appreciate the fudge brownie with chocolate mousse, plus a little whipped cream and drizzle of chocolate sauce is the cherry on top.

The Carrabba’s Italian Grill winter menu is available now for a limited time.