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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:06 AM

The village of Bray -- population 8,460 -- west of London, is best known in culinary terms for the Fat Duck and the Waterside Inn. There’s a third restaurant destination: Caldesi in Campagna, run by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi. Katie has a new book, “The Italian Cookery Course” (Kyle Cathie Ltd., 30 pounds) that explores the regional cuisines of Italy.

Stufato di cervo al cacao
Venison stewed in barbera wine and cocoa, mash potato

Petto di pollo con salsa di pomodori secchi e peperoni rossi
Chicken breast stuffed with pecorino cheese, sundried tomato sauce, red peppers and courgettes

Fegato con burro e salvia
Pan fried calf’s liver with butter and sage sauce on green beans

Agnello alla griglia con vino rosso e patate
Char grilled rack of lamb with red wine sauce on roast potatoes and onions

Scalloppine di vitello con funghi porcini, tartufo nero e patate saltate
Veal escalope with porcini mushrooms and black truffle on sautéed potatoes

Caldesi in Campagna

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”
Niccolò Machiavelli