Coq Au Vin – Chicken in Red Wine with Mushrooms Onions and Bacon
Coq au vin is a famous French dish from Julia Child. Made delicious because of it being simmered in a red wine, mushroom, and pearl onion gravy with yummy bacon. This combination of flavors makes you feel like you’re in a fancy French restaurant, but since you are at home, you can enjoy as much wine as you like with this scrumptious dish. Because that’s what Julia would do!
If you’ve never had coq au vin, you should really give it try. It sounds more complicated then it is. It comes out so tender and juicy, better than I even expected. I noticed an article from the “New York Times” talking about the show “Billions”, where Chuck ordered it at a restaurant. I watched that episode and hadn’t really given this dish any thought. That is until I read the article talking about it. That is when I thought “THIS sounds so good, I should give it try.” So glad I did.. haven’t got excited about trying a new dish in a while. This one is excellent!
But why such a fancy dish in the middle of the week? We were looking for something special to celebrate our newly finished kitchen. I’ll be posting more about that in the VERY near future. But to give you a quick idea: we tore it up and put it back together from top to bottom. A little European farmhouse style redo was long over due. The last time my kitchen had seen an update was all the way back in 1993.
So exited to finally be finished and with a small budget, a lot of planning and even more work. We have done everything DIY, including everything hanging on the walls. OK, we did not do everything ourselves. We did have the floor installed, which was a little nerve racking. They delivered the wrong one, and couldn’t come back for two more days. The fridge had to stay in the dinning room. Some things are just out of your control, but now, all is well and put back together. And what a perfect meal to have for our celebration!
May 4, 2017 / Trisha / 0