They said it couldn’t be done: Star Wars-loving chef makes Death Star ravioli

It’s hard to miss the love of Star Wars in the South Austin restaurant Cane Rosso.

Star Wars characters pop up everywhere at Cane Rosso thanks to pieces like this one from artist Clay Stinnett. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

All the brightly colored art that lines the walls of this pizzeria and Italian restaurant near Sunset Valley are of Star Wars characters and scenes. Dallas-based artist Clay Stinnett creates nearly all of the art that hangs in the Cane Rosso restaurants in Dallas in Austin, and many of the pieces include the familiar faces of Chewbacca, Yoda, Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia.

Cane Rosso chef Josh Healy made these Death Star ravioli ahead of the new Star Wars movie. Contributed by @joshhealy

With the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Cane Rosso is one of several restaurants that are hosting events tied to the movie. Cane Rosso’s party on Dec. 15 will feature films and themed drinks, but that didn’t quite satisfy the curiosity of chef Josh Healy, who was determined to make Death Star-shaped ravioli.
“When I said I wanted to do death star shaped raviolis for the Star Wars they all told me I could try. I look them right in the eyes and said “There is no try. Only do.” These bad boys will be served with wood fired tomatoes, cherry peppers, poppy seeds, and a lemon butter sauce. Come celebrate the best time of the year with us! May the force be with you”
Healy says he used a cookie cutter to shape the pasta dough and squid ink to color it. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone tried it at home with activated charcoal. If anyone at home wants to recreate these, you can find the cookie cutters on Amazon and elsewhere.

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