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Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.




Creamy Polenta

Olive Garden Recipe

Serves 4

3 cups whole milk
1 cup water
salt to taste
1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped + 1 tsp for garnish
3/4 cup coarse ground cornmeal
3/4 cup fine ground cornmeal
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese + 1 Tbsp for garnish
pepper to taste

Scald milk, water, salt, and rosemary in heavy bottom 2 quart saucepan. Turn heat to low, and with a wooden spoon slowly stir in cornmeal and cook for 10-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Polenta is done when it comes away from the side of the pan easily. Remove from heat and stir in mascarpone and Parmesan cheese. Season with pepper to taste. Garnish with rosemary leaves and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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