Tagliatelle Bistecca

Tagliatelle Bistecca

Growing up as a kid we had a favourite little neighbourhood restaurant called Vinny Vanucci's! I ended up working in the restaurant that took its place as my first ever restaurant job! I used to go to bed dreaming of this pasta dish that they served! It was sublime and one of the first moments I could feel food actually move me. Enjoy!

Wine Pairing


Serves 4


  • 500g Tagliatelle
  • 500g Steak, cut into strips
  • 600g mushrooms, cut in quarters
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Bunch thyme
  • Bunch rosemary
  • 200ml dry white wine
  • 300ml double cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Get a large pot of salted water over high heat to get it to the boil.
  2. Grab a saucepan, heat a dash of olive oil over medium heat and saute your mushrooms for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add your garlic and onion and cook while stirring for a further 3 minutes. 
  4. Onions should be soft and mushrooms nice and browned. If not keep going a little more.
  5. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Season meat with salt.
  7. Get your pasta into your water and cook for 1 minute less than stated on the packet!
  8. Keep about 240ml pasta water aside.
  9. Drain your pasta.
  10. Add a dash more olive oil into your frying pan and chuck in your meat.
  11. Sear for 3 minutes and then get the veg mix back in.
  12. Deglaze the pan now with your wine and make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan getting all that flavour up!
  13. Get in your heavy cream now and stir well.
  14. Season with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, lots of pepper.
  15. Continue cooking and stirring.
  16. Start with half of your pasta water and judge the sauce yourself and if it isn't that silky sexy sauce then add more.
  17. Simmer for 3 minutes and then stir again. Sauce should be nice and thickened by this point.
  18. Add your pasta now to the sauce and toss it all about, coating the long strains of pasta in the sauce.
  19. Serve it up in bowls, season again if you like, parmesan can be used!
  20. Enjoy.