Either fresh or dry pasta sheets may be used in a lasagna dish, but there's nothing like freshly made pasta. Roughly chop vegetables of your choice and roast them for a truly intense flavor in this dish. Lasagna is a layered dish; use the roasted vegetables along with additional sautéed vegetables and prepare a mixture of cheeses. Have your fillings ready when you put the dish together. A great tip is to use a large, flat pan to cook the noodles rather than a pot; this way you will avoid tearing them.
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.