Egg Yolk Raviolo with Brown Butter Sage and Pappardelle with Sweetbreads, Maitake Mushrooms and Cognac

Egg Yolk Raviolo Brown Butter Sage

Back when I said that I could not imagine that 2012 could be any better than the amazing year we just finished, it was because I had missed the fortune teller’s memo about the 2nd day of 2012 when chef Chad Colby would roll fresh pasta with my little pink KitchenAid stand mixer and cook for our small dinner party in my kitchen.

Is this real life? Is it?! …

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1990

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1990

Bacon Wrapped Terrine

Homemade by a friend.
Bacon Wrapped Terrine

Black Truffle Salami

“Homemade” by a professional chef (Chad).
Homemade Black Truffle Salami

Egg Yolks for Handmade Pasta

Egg Yolks in KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Pasta Dough

Pasta Dough Ball

Pasta Dough, Smooth

Pasta Dough Ball, 2

Chad Colby Rolling Pasta Dough

Yes, that is my pink KitchenAid stand mixer.
Rolling Pasta in KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Finished Pasta Sheets

Pasta Sheets

Homemade Fresh Cheese

Made from just milk and lemon juice
Homemade Fresh Cheese

Pasta Sheets on Counter

Rolled Pasta Sheets on Counter

Raviolo in Progress

Almost a qaurter cup of homemade fresh cheese per raviolo!
Raviolo in Progress: pasta with homemade fresh cheese

Raviolo in Progress

Raviolo in progress: egg yolk, fresh cheese on pasta

Raviolo in Progress

Raviolo in Progress: pasta, homemade fresh cheese, egg yolk

Handmade Linguine Pasta

Extra pasta - linguine

Pappardelle, Raviolo and Pasta Resting

Pappardelle, Raviolo resting

Raviolo in Progress – Boiling

Raviolo boiling

Butter and Fresh Sage for Raviolo

butter and fresh sage in pan

Butter and Fresh Sage, Foaming

butter and fresh sage in pan, foaming

Cooked Raviolo in Sage Butter

cooked raviolo in sage butter

Raviolo, Plated

Egg Yolk Raviolo in sage butter, pplated



Sweetbreads and Butter

Sweetbreads and Butter

Deglazing Pan with Cognac

Me (from upstairs): “Are you taking out that bottle of Hardy’s?!
Le Ben: “Don’t worry, we’re not drinking it…”
I come downstairs to find the boys deglazing the pan with a $$$ bottle of Cognac.
Cognac Deglazing Pan

Sweetbreads and Maitake Mushrooms

Sweetbreads and Maitake Mushrooms

Onions and Garlic in Pan

Onions and Garlic in Pan

Adding Pappardelle to Pan with Sweetbreads Sauce

Sweetbreads Maitake Mushrooms Pasta in Pan

Pappardelle with Sweetbreads, Maitake Mushrooms and Cognac Sauce, Plated

Sweetbreads Maitake Mushrooms Cognac Sauce, Plated

Butter Fried Bread

Fried Bread

Grilled Porterhouse Steaks, sliced

Grilled Porterhouse, sliced

Grilled Porterhouse, sliced

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1990

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1990

Rene Collard Champagne 1976

Rene Collard Champagne 1976


Benanti Red Wine

Diamond Creek, Red Rock 1975

Diamond Creek is a girl’s best friend.
Diamond Creek Red Rock 1975

Chateau Margaux 1959

Chateau margaux 1959

If you want to attempt any of this at home, here are some resources to get you started:

{dinner with friends Monday January 2, 2012: pasta by Chad Colby, steaks by Dan P.}

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  • Darin

    Fresh pasta being made from start to finish is a thing of beauty! Looks delish.

  • Snippets of Thyme (Sarah)

    Wow.  That’s all I can say!  Wow.  What a dinner.  That ravioli with the egg in it looks fabulous.

  • Cathy

    All I can say is, YES!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Looks absolutely amazing!

  • Jenniefer

    I’m speechless.  Must be the drool.

  • Matt

    I am for sure going to try out that pasta with the egg recipe. Thank you for posting the links!!! Sorry about your cognac. I am sure it was worth it though. Ha!

  • Stefie

    Any chance you can divulge the pappardelle with sweetbreads, maitake, and cognac recipe?! Is it as simple as it looks? :)

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