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A dish of eggplant, tomato, and other vegetables, cooked in olive oil and served at room temperature, often as an appetizer.

[Italian caponata, capponata, from cappone, capon (probably as in cappone di galera (literally, "galley capon"), a sailor's dish of cold moistened hardtack and other ingredients), from Old Italian, from Latin cāpō, cāpōn-.]


(Cookery) (in Sicilian cookery) a dish of fried seasoned aubergine and other vegetables, served as an appetizer
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Weld took the listed Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes with fouryear-old Caponata, which got the better of the promising Bolger-trained three-year-old We'll Go Walking by a halflength.
Weld, who is represented by Caponata, last won with Chinese White in 2009.
WE'LL GO WALKING CONVINCING winner of a mile-and-a-half Gowran maiden on debut and proved that she is going the right way when making life difficult for smart older filly Caponata in a listed event in Gowran.
Perfecttiming o nUp Dermot Weld, Pat Smullen and Khalid Abdullah were narrowly denied a Group-race double when Caponata was collared in the very last stride by the welltravelled Up in the Irresistible Jewel Blandford Stakes.
This Authorized filly really impressed me when winning a mile-and-a-half maiden on her debut at Gowran and ran a cracker when beaten a half-length by smart older filly Caponata in a listed event over an extended nine furlongs on the same track.
NOTE: Caponata can be stored, in an airtight container, in refrigerator, for up to 2 days.
Sir Henry Cecil's French import Andromeda Galaxy completes the British trio that may be eclipsed by the Dermot Weld-trained Caponata, who only just missed out in the Group 2 Blandford Stakes at the Curragh two weeks ago.
She will face a strong field headed by the Ribblesdale winner Stakes Princess Highway who was a superb winner at Ascot for Dermot Weld, who also has another candidate in Caponata.
She Gop She impressed when winning a Gowran maiden and again performed with credit when second to Caponata in a listed event on the same track.
Earlier, the Group 3 Kilboy Estate Stakes see the eagerlyawaited third run of the exciting Caponata.
The menu features fresh seafood specialties, such as Rouille Crusted Yellowfin Tuna with roasted vegetable caponata, fried calamari and wilted rapini.
Dermot Weld, trainer of Caponata "She's a very adaptable filly in terms of ground.