Dear Susan: It’s not complicated at all -- quite easy, in fact. And we agree with you: This is one of the most amazing dishes in town. Chef Gino Angelini, who is from Emilia Romagna, says it’s a typical dish from the Veneto in northeastern Italy. He has changed it slightly by adding tomato. “I love the meat. I love the taste,” he says.
At Angelini Osteria he serves the veal with mashed potatoes and sauteed rapini. In winter, polenta would be a good match or Angelini suggests an accompaniment of sauteed mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and cipollini.The shanks are expensive (about $14 per pound), but this is good enough for a dinner party or holiday meal.