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Special Christmas Menu from Mamma Giovanni

Veal rack on bone in herbs with potato fondant

Ingredients needed for 4 persons
1kg young – milky veal
0.08 kg Parmesan cheese
0.05 kg Provola cheese
0.15 l olive oil
0.36 kg potatoes
0.1 kg bread
black pepper
parsley tops

Mix all herbs with garlic and bread together. Roast the meat on olive oil slightly, cover them in the herbal mixture and bake it in an oven pre-heat on 180C for about 5-7 min. Boil potatoes with skin, when done clean the skin off, add both cheese, salt, little parsley tops and black pepper, mash all gently. Shape nice round roll and slightly roast on top and bottom in the pan. Serve topped with meat. For decoration use olive oil and a little fresh cherry tomato.

Risotto of lobster

Ingredients needed for 4 persons
1 small (about 0.8kg) lobster
0.4 kg rice Arborio
0.1 kg onion
0.2kg white wine
0.12kg butter
0.12kg Parmesan cheese
0.1l olive oil
black pepper

Cook the lobster in boiling water without salt for about 15min. Take out the lobster and use the water to do the reduced lobster bouillon - keep the water boiling for another 50 min - until it reduces to half of the original quantity. Cut the cooked lobster along its length, cut it into smaller pieces about 10cm long, break shell, pick out the meat. Roast pieces of lobster in olive oil for 4-6 min. at medium heat. In the other pan roast in olive oil chopped onion with Arborio rice, add roasted pieces of lobster and top with lobster bullion and white wine. Let it boil until rice soft – about 15-18 min. Add the butter and Parmesan cheese and serve.

Hot Grappa with raspberry

0.05l Grappa Nonino
1pcs fresh raspberry

Speech of Martin KURHAJEC, the Chef

Dear Friends of Passport,

I would like to invite you to try our special Christmas menu, which I prepared to introduce traditional Italian specialties – young meat and seafood with a combination of the taste and charm of Italy, and especially Tuscany, so please taste and enjoy this menu in your homes or come to us to celebrate the Christmas and New Year in our restaurant Mamma Giovanna. It is new on the market. We have passion for food and service and we love to satisfy our clients, especially at Christmas time. Buon Natale con Mamma Giovanna!

Truly yours,
Martin Kurhajec

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