Serves 6


3 x 1.75 lb live Maine lobsters (cooked, claws and bodies shelled, and diced into small pieces)

6 opal basil leaves cut into small dice

6 sweet basil leaves cut into small dice

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

8 oz fresh linguine pasta

Bolognese sauce

1 tbsp unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves (cut in ½, germ removed)

3 lb vine ripe tomatoes (peeled and seeded)

½ cup chardonnay (reduced by ½ to a ¼ cup)

1 cup chicken stock

½ cup veal jus

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Truffle froth

2 cups truffle juice

¼ cup heavy cream

2 oz unsalted butter (diced)

1 tsp black truffle oil


Bolognese sauce

Combine the onions, garlic and butter in a pot; sweat the onions on medium heat, season lightly with sea salt. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent. Add the tomatoes and heat through, season lightly with sea salt, once the tomatoes are hot add the chardonnay and bring to a boil. Add the three stocks and boil, reduce heat to low. Cook on low, stirring often being careful not to let burn on the bottom until all the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thick. Pass the sauce through a food mill into a bowl over a bowl of ice. Mix to cool.

Truffle Froth

In a tall pot add the truffle juice and reduce by 1/4. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the butter, truffle oil while blending with a hand blender until very bubbly. Season to taste with sea salt, white pepper and a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Keep warm in the pot.

To serve

Heat 6 dinner plates in a warm oven. Bring a pot of water to a boil, adding about 1 tablespoon of salt per quart of water. Divide the tomato sauce into two pans (it’s easier to mix and plate in two pans). Gently heat the sauce adding 1 tablespoon of butter to each pan mixing to emulsify. Add the lobster and heat until just hot, but not overdone. Cook the pasta for 1 ½ minutes in the boiling water and divide it into the 2 lobster Bolognese pots. Add the chopped basil and extra virgin olive oil, and add a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water to each pan. Season to taste, spin the pasta around a meat fork and lay it down in the center of the heated plates, spoon the lobster Bolognese in a line over the paste. Blend the truffle sauce with a hand blender until frothy. Spoon the froth over the pasta and serve.


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