Rabbit with Spaetzle 2.0

Rabbit and spaetzle in a creme fraiche-mustard sauce topped with crispy shallots.

Rabbit and spaetzle in a creme fraiche-mustard sauce topped with crispy shallots.

Throughout the ten years we’ve been together, my husband has worked at many different restaurants. This means that I have quite happily eaten at least a meal or two at each one. Out of all of the places he’s been, it’s actually the same restaurant that was responsible for two of my favorite dishes. While he no longer works there, I often ask him to make them for me at home.

One dish, my favorite of the two, is a beautiful combination of roasted cauliflower, chili flakes, breadcrumbs and homemade chitarra pasta. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and be totally satisfied.

The other is a creamy compilation of braised rabbit, spaetzle, herbs and crispy shallots. It is the stuff dreams are made of.

Who could possibly resist this?

Who could possibly resist this?

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