Cacio e pepe ravioli: with a special touch, for a special occasion

Cacio e pepe ravioli: with a special touch, for a special occasion

2 Mar 2022

We look around and see nature at its very best, filling us with a sense of hope and optimism. But more than anything else, the spring bloom of March reflects the feminine side of nature.

So it is a wonderful coincidence that International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – and Pralina Experience wouldn’t miss this opportunity for the world. As our wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and best friends rush around trying to keep up with the demands, responsibilities and obligations of work and family life, we have dedicated one of our most delicious recipes to these special women in our lives, for all to enjoy in the warm and welcoming setting of our restaurants. Because Pralina Experience is just that: a fine gastronomic experience that combines the aesthetics of our dining areas with an eclectic menu to please all the senses.

For this occasion – but not exclusively! – our chefs have fine-tuned our ever-popular homemade cacio e pepe ravioli. Filled and sealed by hand, these delicate pasta parcels are the epitome of traditional Italian cuisine, elevated by our culinary team to a higher level that will delight the palate.

Close your eyes and you can almost taste it: the intensity of crushed black pepper bursting in the smooth and creamy Parmesan sauce with black truffle peelings. The ravioli filling itself features the distinctive flavour and texture of Pecorino cheese, skillfully captured in the thin and perfectly baked pasta. The beautiful presentation is in itself a gastronomic experience, offering you a sophisticated, contemporary variation on the original Italian tradition that dates back to the 14th century but has meanwhile charmed its way into kitchens around the world. Indeed, our chefs’ version of cacio e pepe ravioli proves that a basic recipe that has been around for ages and which is based on relatively simple ingredients – such as Pecorino and Parmesan cheese – can be reinvented by infusing it with a very special ingredient: culinary creativity.

To enhance your taste experience and your celebration, combine our cacio e pepe ravioli with a superior aged aromatic wine from the Langhe Hills region, which ranks among the top wine-producing regions in Northern Italy. Ask our sommelier, and he’ll recommend either the aged white Gaja Rossj-Bass Chardonnay 2019 or the aged red Marchesi Di Barolo, Cannubi Barolo 2005, depending on your personal preference. With their earthy aroma and hints of mushroom, both wines perfectly balance the saltiness of the truffles and Pecorino cheese, to deliver complete harmony on the palate. On this or any occasion, bear in mind that the wine list at Pralina Experience features 500 carefully selected wines for all tastes, moods and occasions, to make sure you’ll always find the perfect accompaniment for every dish on the menu. After all, food and wine pairing cannot be left to chance. It is both an art and a science – a ritual that we take very seriously as it adds another dimension to your meal at Pralina Experience.

Every day is a gift, and March 8 is a reminder that every woman in our life is special. Let’s tell them how important they are. Let’s show them how much they mean to us, not just today, but every day. Express your love and appreciation over dinner as you share an extraordinary meal at Pralina Experience and enjoy an evening to remember.