Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining out is enjoyable, but wouldn't you like to make restaurant quality meals at home? Better yet, why not make the exact dishes you have enjoyed at your favorite local restaurants. Moffly Media looked to the area chefs and restaurateurs for recipes to their most popular dishes and they were happy to oblige. We have collected them all in our virtual recipe box and organized them by contributor and category. Bon appetit!


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Egg Yolk Ravioli with White Truffles

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Cusine: Italian
# of Servings: 4
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If ever there were a truly voluptuous dish in modern Italian cuisine, this would be it. It was created by Nino Bergese, chef to the last king of Italy, and then passed on to Valentino Mercattillii of San Domenico restaurant in Imola, outside of Bologna. When Tony May introduced it at his restaurant, it became the centerpiece for exquisite Italian cooking never before seen in the United States. It deserves full tilt, spare-no-expense hedonism.

  • 1/2 cup sauteed spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 5 large eggs
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  • Pasta dough
  • 2 ounces white truffles
  • 3 1/2 ounces butter
  1. In a bowl, mix spinach with ricotta, half the Parmigiano and one egg.
  2. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out dough fairly thin and cut eight four-inch circles and place on waxed paper.
  4. Place equal portions of mixture on four rounds.
  5. Separate yolks from the whites of the remaining four eggs.
  6. Make an indentation in each mixture, place one yolk in the indentation and season.
  7. Brush the edges of the pasta circles with water, cover with remaining circles and press together.
  8. Boil for three minutes in salted water.
  9. In a saucepan, heat butter until light brown in color.
  10. Drain ravioli, sprinkle with remaining Parmigiano, then pour the butter over all.
  11. Shave white truffles over each ravioli.