Cookisto / Coq au Vin

Chicken marinated then braised in wine with garlic, herbs and mushrooms, just screams French cuisine at it's best.

If you're lucky enough or rich enough, the classic French chicken Bresse is the finest. Its rich, gamey flavour and slight chewiness takes this rustic dish to heaven and back.

Gratin Dauphinoise is the perfect, delicious, partner in crime. Potatoes slowly baked in a silky smooth cream and cheese sauce with a gorgeous crispy topping. OK, its not the healthiest kid on the block - but once in a while its the ultimate comfort food.

This amount of decadence requires a bit of light relief in the form of Petit Pois a la Francaise - basically a lovely menage tois of lettuce, peas and spring onions (OK lets not talk about the butter!)

All this for £9.50pp with homemade French bread baked the traditional way with long fermentation and wild yeast. Bon Apetit!