Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dinner in the country

San Cipriano Picentino, Salerno, 13 May 2015—
HOW DELICIOUS AFTER a week in the city to dine with only one other couple at a comfortable table in a quiet country house on good authentic local cuisine, especially when cooked this well and served this graciously!

We began with little rolls of stewed escarole, capers, raisins, and onions, rolled up in a thin sheet of simple bread dough and baked. Following that, marvelous ravioli stuffed with borage. Then roast chicken with potatoes, artichokes, and peas. And at the end a fine tiramisù and a glass of homemade limoncello.

We stayed in this fine county place five years ago — a very comfortable bed in a spacious room overlooking the garden; old mulberry trees; a lemon grove…

Local white (Trebbiano), rosé, and red in carafe
•La Vecchia Quercia, Via Montevetrano 4, Località Cantina di Campigliano, San Cipriano Picentino (Salerno)
Restaurants visited in 2015 are listed at Eatingday's Restaurants

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