Preparing fresh pasta is quick and simple. Minimal ingredients consisting of oil, flour, eggs and salt result in maximum flavor. The eggs must be at room temperature when incorporating them into the flour. Dough must be chilled before processing. Roll by hand or use a pasta machine. Dust the dough with flour as it is being processed, and allow the pasta to dry for ten to fifteen minutes before cooking.
Nikki operates 24 Prince Restaurant in New York City as the chef and co-owner. Trained for many years in back of house and in front of house operations with great chefs like Jean-Georges, Shaun Doty and Anne Quatrano, Nikki believes a great chef must understand how to run a business as well as possess outstanding cooking skills. She is also a certified sommelier with extensive wine knowledge. Nikki loves not being restricted to any one particular cuisine and experiments with flavors and ingredients from all over the world. She considers growing up in New York to be the best culinary education one can obtain and says her family and friends constantly tease her about how passionate she is about food. Her future plans are to expand her restaurant group with several new concepts.