For the main course I had the ‘crisp confit of duck’ with puy lentils and smoked bacon ragout with a red wine sauce.
There is a 17 th-century French recipe for wild duck cooked in a ragout flavoured with mushrooms, truffles and chocolate.
The strength of character of the tomato ragout gave a lighter than usual balance to the punchy meat.
The pan-seared salmon sat on a white-wine ragout of navy beans and shiitake mushrooms and was perfectly cooked to order both times I sampled it.
For the lentil ragout , in a medium sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat, add the onions, and sauté until translucent, about two minutes.
The ragout had a distinct Mediterranean feel with roasted peppers and olives scattered in with the lightly cooked pieces of rabbit.
What's guaranteed to fend off foul weather with true zeal, however, is a mere side dish - a glistening ragout of beluga lentils and onion confit, more tranquilizing than brandy.
The centerpiece of the meal, a juicy autumn vegetable ragout with white beans, butternut squash, and kale, is served over a mound of soft polenta.
At block parties we dined on coq au vin, wild mushroom ragout , and home-baked sourdough bread.
a ragout of duck braised in red wine