I had this yearning for gremolata.
The zingy lemony garlicy parsley mixture that livens up anything with tomatoes in it.
So I had to make the braised beef with an Italian tomato sauce instead of a normal English stew with carrots and celery. Mashed potato doesn't work well for me with Italian braised beef so we had orzo pasta instead. Orzo is fabulous if you haven't tried it yet, it looks like rice, but has a silky smooth pasta texture, which works particularly well with a chunky stew. And over it all went my gremolata.. mmmmmm...
Italian Braised Beef with Gremolata and Orzo pasta, with carrots and celery