After several warnings from a friend that I will eventually get shot, I decided it was time for new tradition. This years tradition was inspired by pasta month and the color black. A special dinner at home I call “All Black Everything”. I started my dinner with a home made Black Kale and Ricotta Ravioli which i cooked in a Black Garlic Cream Sauce. And then posed the age old question WWJD? (What Would Jigga Do?) . I realized that after scoring even more cash with a new book release, Jay-Z would head down to Di Bruno’s for some fresh Black Truffle to finish this pasta. I started off dinner in a wonderful way and cannot wait to make this dish again.
Third course brought a Blackberry-Marscarpone Ravioli with Whipped Cream and Lemon Zest. I stuffed the ravioli with a blackberry, roasted apple and marscarpone cheese filling. I cooked them like I would any other pasta after I froze them for a few hours to set. I finished it with some powdered sugar, whipped cream, lemon zest and a blackberry syrup.
I finished with a blackberry custard. I cooked the custard in ramekins in a water bath. I garnished the dish with a black garlic-honey tuile. All in all I think it was a successful attempt on all dishes. I had hoped to do a 5th course but was pretty tired after a long night at work. I think I have started a new Black Friday tradition and I look forward to next year.
The Skinny Fat Kid