Brasato al Barolo {braised beef short ribs in Barolo wine}


I love comfort food & Brasato al Barolo is definitely comfort food! I hadn’t had Brasato in a LONG time but my recent Bertolli trip to New York for the launch of their “Into the heart of Italy” series remedied that. During that whirwind trip there was a lot of eating going on. And one of my favorite things was the Brasato from A Voce restaurant. It was scrumptious. Beyond scrumptious. I had to stop myself from licking the plate {seriously stop myself }.


I met so many amazing people while in New York and I consider them all my foodie friends! One of those fantastic foodie friends was Vera from Lady and the Blog. Just lurved her! So naturally I was thrilled to do a guest post for her. After some contemplation on what I would actually make, I thought it only fitting that to do a Brasato! A dish that we all shared together! What is Brasato? Well, Brasato is simply Italian for braised. And Barolo is well a fantastic wine!

I made my Brasato with beef short ribs (and then sliced them afterwards) but you could certainly make it with a nice big cut of beef as well, a chuck roast for instance. It does take a little advance preparation but don’t be scared it’s just a long marinade and you can even do that the night before and pull it out before cooking time.

I can’t tell you how tender this meat is, okay I can, it’s falling off the bone tender! And the sauce… THE SAUCE, it’s made with carrots, herbs, onions, celery & yes BAROLO which is magical! You’ll probably want to have an extra bottle to enjoy during the meal ; ) The sauce is run through a foodmill afterwards but you could have it rustic style and leave it as is. Either way you’re going to want to soak up every drop of  it!


Well I know you want the recipe so head on over to Lady and the Blog! {click the link it will take you directly to the recipe} And while you’re there, take a look around. Vera has some incredible posts! Fashion, Food, Fun, and Family. It’s all there 😉

Baci e Buon Appetito!



  1. 1

    STUNNING pictures…heading over for the recipe right now!

  2. 2

    This is one of my favorite dishes and it is definitely comfort food! Looks delicious…I will pop over for the recipe!

  3. 4

    Ohhh, I love short ribs! They are such a lovely, flavorful dish!

  4. 5

    what a beautiful presentation……the beef looks like it would just melt in your mouth

  5. 6

    just WOW!

  6. 7

    Oh I love braised beef! Yours looks delicious with the sauce on top. Yum!

  7. 8

    This looks delicious. I am heading over to get the recipe. Can you say Sunday dinner?!?!?!?!?!

  8. 9

    Beautiful pictures!! Looks amazing.

  9. 10

    Hi Paula, have you heard of the Italian chef Biba Caggiano? She has a cooking show on PBS and a restaurant here in northern California. Just wondering if you’re a fan. Her recipes are simple and delicious. Also, are you a Marcella Hazan fan?
    have a good day :)

  10. 11

    What edible photos – and a delicious entree. Haven’t had this in ages – need to rectify that.

  11. 12

    Looks great and homey

  12. 13

    Ok – the polenta got me as I’m a severe addict for the stuff but then the shortribs KILLED me! This looks wonderful!

  13. 14

    Simply GORGEOUS…what mouth-watering pics!

  14. 15

    Lovely! Adding this one to the must-make list!

  15. 16

    this looks FANTASTIC!! stopping by from sits, anne

  16. 17

    The picture looks like tectonic plates in some massive rock formation… absolutely brilliant photo… socks knocked off!!

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