Rustika Café and Bakery is celebrating a popular pastry with a special BOGO offer this National Empanada Day on April 8. All day on Friday, guests at the Texas-based bakery-café can buy one breakfast, savory or sweet empanada and get one free.
Additionally, on April 8, Rustika will host a nationwide social media giveaway on its Instagram and Facebook pages, giving fans the chance to win a 12-pack of empanadas and an 8-inch cake in the winner’s flavor of choice, including Chocolate Fudge, Triple Chocolate, Tres Leches, White Chocolate Raspberry, Italian Caramel Cream and more. Two winners will be chosen on Monday, April 11 and will be notified the same day.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to celebrate one of our most popular menu items,” says founder Francis Reznick. “Our unique recipe has spanned for generations and has been a tried and true favorite for more than 25 years. At Rustika, we pride ourselves on providing authentic dishes and flavors, as well as using all-natural, preservative-free, and high-quality ingredients in all of our empanada fillings and doughs. We look forward to celebrating this fan-favorite item with everyone!”
Rustika Café and Bakery’s empanadas are handmade from scratch and baked, never fried. Each filling is prepared fresh for each empanada type, then Rustika’s chefs carefully measure, sauté and blend premium ingredients together to create the perfect flavor and texture combination. The bakers prepare the yogurt-based empanada dough, roll it out, and hand-cut each piece. Once the empanada is filled, they are ready to bake. The dough is a family generational recipe that results in a brown and flaky exterior, while maintaining a smooth and soft interior. The dough has a subtle savory flavor that pairs perfectly with any of the fillings unique flavor complex.