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Maggiano’s: Sun-dried Tomato & Italian Sausage Risotto

Serves 4-6 People


2 cups water
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1/4 pound lean Italian sweet sausage, crumbled
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked arborio or medium grain rice
1-2 cup dry white wine (Chardonnay)
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed, drained and chopped
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Maggiano’s – Salted Karamel Martini

1.25 oz. Sobieski Karamel Vodka
.75 oz. Patron XO Café
2.0 oz. Half & Half
.50 oz. Simple Syrup
1.0 oz. Monin Caramel Syrup (set aside 1/2  for topping)
1 Dash Kosher Salt
Whipped Cream
1. Add ingredients in a mixing glass with fresh ice
2. Shake vigorously & strain into a martini glass
3. Garnish with whipped…

Smith & Wollensky – Truffled Macaroni & Cheese

Yields 3 – 8 oz. portions
Truffled Macaroni & Cheese
2 Tbsp garlic, chopped
½ cup shallots, chopped
3 Tbsp butter, divided
1 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream
½ tsp black pepper, ground
1 tsp chicken bouillon
1 cup half & half
2 Tbsp flour
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup provolone cheese, grated
¼ cup monterey jack cheese,…

Spencer’s – Warmed Chocolate and Fudge ‘Naughty’ Cake

•2 lbs. of Belgium chocolate
•¾ cup or 12 tablespoons of butter
•1 medium egg white
•¾ cup of egg yolks
•3 tablespoon sugars
•1 tablespoon of flour
•Melt chocolate and butter in double-boiler
•Transfer to a loarge mixing bowl
•Add the egg yolks
•Sift the flour and add to the chocolate
•Whip egg whites to hard peaks with…