à la Bagration

/ah lah bah-grah-SYO'/

Bagration was a general in the Russian army who died at the battle of Borodino, opposing Napoleon. Carême dedicated a number of recipes to Princess Bagration. These include a garnish of 1) artichoke bottoms, julienne of celeriac, macaroni, truffles and pickled ox-tongue and 2) for fish, fillets are coated in forcemeat mixed with crayfish butter, poached and covered with fish velouté mixed with mushroom purée.