Coq au Vin
Coq au Vin is an all time French classic casserole, perfect for the cooler months and easy entertaining. The amazing smell it makes as it slowly cooks will waft temptingly through your home. Traditionally it’s made with a chicken cut in joints but for this version we have left the chicken whole for a more festive look. Feel free to joint the bird instead if you prefer. You can substitute smoked spec or kassler instead of bacon for the strips (or ‘lardons’ in French) and you can marinate the chicken and vegetables in the wine overnight before cooking for a even richer flavor.