Gnocchetti Sardi

Adapted by
May 2022


Asiago Espuma:
900 grams whole milk
800 grams Asiago PDO
Nutmeg, grated
3 grams xanthan gum
Neutral oil
1 cup finely diced shallot
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
1 cup red wine
2 cups reduced veal glace
2 tablespoons rinsed and diced bone marrow
To Assemble and Serve:
(Yield: 2 servings)
4 ounces dried gnocchetti sardi
1 tablespoon butter
Black pepper
10 grams black truffle


For the Asiago Espuma

In a pot over low flame, heat milk 176°F. Transfer milk to a blender, add Asiago, and blend until smooth. Season with nutmeg then blend in xanthan to thicken. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Load into a soda siphon and charge twice. Keep warm.

For the Bordelaise

In a saucepan over medium-high flame, heat oil. Add shallot and garlic and sweat until translucent. Add thyme and cook until fragrant. Add red wine and reduce to a glaze. Add veal glace and reduce to a sauce-like consistency. Stir in the bone marrow. Keep warm.

To Assemble and Serve

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add gnocchetti and blanch until al dente. Transfer gnocchetti and a splash of pasta water to a saucepan over medium heat. Add 4 ounces Bordelaise and cook until the sauce coats the pasta, adding more pasta water as needed. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Seasoning with salt and pepper. Divide into 4 bowls for an appetizer or 2 bowls for an entrée. Using the soda siphon, cover the pasta with Asiago Espuma. Top with finely grated black truffle and freshly cracked black pepper.