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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) - We're just weeks away from the big Valentine's Day weekend where many will be making dinner plans.  Balaban's is preparing for a Valentine's Day weekend special that they'll be offering to celebrate the occasion.  They're also hosting their first ever Valentine's wine pairing dinner.

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 Veal Demi

  • Yield 2 cups
  • 10 lbs. Veal bones
  • 3 carrots (Rough Chop)
  • 2 Yellow Onions (Rough Chop)
  • 20 Peeled garlic cloves (whole)
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ½ cup parsley stems
  • 2 cups red wine
  1. Roast Bones for 1 hour at 400 degrees
  2. Brush tomato paste on bones and return to oven for 15 minutes
  3. Add onion, carrot, and garlic and roast an additional 40 minutes at 350 degrees
  4. Transfer bones and vegetables to 20 quart Stock Pot
  5. Pour Red wine into pan used for roasting bones and scrape up any browned bits for pan and transfer to stock pot
  6. Cover bones with water and simmer 12-24 hours
  7. Strain Stock and refrigerate over night
  8. Remove fat from top
  9. Reduce liquid to about 2 cups

*Should be syrupy in consistency


Black Pepper Pasta

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup grated pecorino cheese
  1. Using mixer using dough hook, blend all ingredients careful not to over mix.  About 2 minutes should do it on low speed
  2. Remove from mixing bowl and work with hands for an additional 2 minutes
  3. Rest for 30 minutes
  4. Roll and cut into desired shapes


Rabbit Pasta

  • 4 ounces Rabbit Loin (cooked)
  • 2 ounces Heavy Cream (Reduced by ½)
  • 1 Tablespoon Marsala wine
  • 2 ounce demi (see recipe)
  • Fried Shallots, garnish
  • 2 cups pasta (see Recipe)
  1. In a skillet reduce cream by ½
  2. Add Marsala and slightly reduce
  3. Add demi and bring to a simmer
  4. Add rabbit and simmer 2 minutes
  5. Toss in Pasta and garish with shallot

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