- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream, shallots, garlic, ½ teaspoon thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns, and Parmesan and cook until reduced to ⅓ cup. Strain through a sieve and reserve.
- In a large stockpot, bring salted water to a boil and add pasta. Cook according to package instructions, until pasta is al dente.
- In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter and sweat garlic and shallots until translucent, about 30 seconds. Add remaining thyme and cook for 1 minute. Add white wine, Parmesan cream, peas, and crab and heat until warm, about 1 minute. Add bacon and pasta and toss to coat. Garnish with chives before serving.