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Italian Goodness Comes from the Kitchen of Chef Dino Lubbat

Featured during Garden Gourmet this March at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s.

Spice up winter-weary meals with this delicious recipe from Dino Lubbat, co-owner and executive chef of Dinotto Ristorante (, 215 West North Avenue, in Chicago’s Old Town. Then, catch the Garden Gourmet series during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, from March 15 to 23 at Navy Pier.

Each day, Lubbat and other top Chicago-area chefs will share their expertise on creating sumptuous dishes from fresh and home-grown ingredients. For all the show’s news, including tickets, schedules and more, visit

Fettuccine Burina

from Dinotto Ristorante

Serves 4-6

18 oz Fettuccine pasta
2 Tbsp olive oil, (not extra-virgin)
1 garlic clove, diced
8 oz button mushrooms, fresh sliced
8 oz sweet peas
2 oz pancetta, diced
1½ cup heavy cream
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground white pepper


Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Drain.

Heat sauté pan with olive oil and when hot, add garlic making sure not to let it burn, add Pancetta and cook for two minutes (or until it turns translucent). Add mushrooms and cook in mixture 5-8 minutes, add sweet peas and cook for 2-3 minutes more.

Add 2 cups of the heavy whipping cream to the mixture, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Add Parmesan cheese. Add fettuccine and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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