National Coq Au Vin Day celebrates the delicious French dish. Coq au vin is French braise of chicken, cooked with wine, lardons (salt pork), mushrooms, and garlic. It’s a great dish for family gatherings or for entertaining guests. Coq au vin translates to “rooster with wine.” It’s a rustic, peasant-style dish that is easy to serve when entertaining because a lot of the work can be done in advance. And since we all celebrated National Wine Day just a few days ago, you might be prepared and have an extra bottle on hand just for this recipe.
The first documented recipe came from the early 20th century, though legends claim it was enjoyed all the way back in the times of Gaul and Julius Caesar!
The true origin of this holiday is still unknown, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating it anyway!