Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Guinea Fowl with Pistachio Stuffing, Chef Ernesto Iaccarino, Don Alfonso 1890, Sant 'Agata Sui Due Golfi (Na)


It's been nearly a month and a half since I sat down in that bright sunny dining room in Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi.  Don Alfonso 1890, 2 Michelin stars, owned  and operated by one of Campania's most respected families, the Iaccarinos.
Over a month has passed but the exciting dishes that I had the chance to experience are still fresh in my mind.  Like this new creation for 2016 - Guinea fowl with pistachio stuffing.

Before the dish arrived to my table, I strolled into the kitchen to say hello to Chef Iaccarino and  his brigade....

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The dish arrived to my table and it was nearly impossible to ignore the colors...the energy...the  vibrancy on the plate.  I took a  closer look before my first bite.



A long look at this guinea fowl gently stuffed with pistachios.



On a bed of velvety potatoes and saffron....crunchy fennel seeds.



A bell pepper sauce - one spicy, one sweet.



Sure, it's been a month or so.  But I haven't forgotten.  I mean, would you?
Not this one, or any of the dishes I've tried, no...experienced together with the Iaccarino family at Don Alfonso 1890.


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