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Villa Mozart Restaurant
4009 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-691-4747

Andrea Pace - Chef/Owner


Mustard Risotto Garnished with a Lamb Chop,
Robiola Cheese and Caramelized Onion

The Risotto
Ingredients:
1)   10 oz. Aquerello Rice
2)   1 finely chopped Shallot
3)   1 cup White Wine
4)   4 ½ cups Chicken Broth
5)   2 oz. Old Style Dijon Mustard
6)   1 oz. grated Parmesan Cheese
7)   2 oz. cold cut Butter
8)   2 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
9)   Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation:
1)   Chop the shallot finely.
2)   In a saucepan, saute the shallot in olive oil until it is transparent but not brown.  +
3)   Add the rice and stir until it becomes glossy.  Add white wine and stir.
4)   On a medium fire, add chicken broth ½ cup at a time and stir until it almost
       evaporates then add more broth continuously until the rice is cooked
       (approximately 20 minutes).
5)   Remove from stove top and add the mustard, butter and parmesan cheese and
       stir swiftly until all incorporated and the butter has melted.

The Garnish
Ingredients:
1)   2 oz. Robiola Cheese
2)   Caramelized Onions (see recipe below)
3)   1 Lamb Chop (see recipe below)

The Caramelized Onions
Ingredients:
1)   1 large diced Onion
2)   ½ oz. Sugar
3)   1 oz. Butter
4)   fresh Thyme

Preparation:
1)   In a saucepan, melt butter and sugar until dissolved.
2)   Saute the chopped onions in the mixture until transparent.
3)   Add thyme and put aside until risotto is cooked.

The Lamb Chop
Ingredients:
1)   1 Lamb Chop
2)   2 Garlic Cloves - sliced
3)   Fresh Rosemary
4)   Fresh Thyme

Preparation:
1)   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2)   Heat a saute pan, add olive oil and sear the lamb chop on all sides.
3)   Place the garlic, rosemary, and thyme with the lamb chop and put it in the
       oven for 8-10 minutes for a medium rare.
4)   Let it rest while cooking the risotto.

The Final Preparation
1)   Serve the Risotto immediately in a dish.
2)   Garnish with the caramelized onions and lamb chop.
3)   Top with Robiola Cheese.



Ouside Villa Mozart Restaurant - Left
Inside Villa Mozart Restaurant - Right



In the Studio Kitchen with Andrea Pace
(left) and Lindsey Gustin (right)


Good Eating!!!