Upon visiting Chateau de Dampierre-sur-Boutonne just north of Saintes, France the curator told us he had just set up a Cocotte show on the third floor. Not what I was expecting to hear!
Or see but I was super excited! Just look at these beauties!
The curator happened to have a friend with the largest collection of cocottes in I’m not sure what demographic, but it was quite sizable.
Being a chef and lover of evenly heating cookware I figured it was a sign.
Later in the week I welcomed our hosts back to their home with a nice batch of short ribs procured from a local butcher that had worked in that had worked/owned that butcher shop with the picture on the wall from 1974.
I tourned carrots, potatoes and zucchini to go alone with them but then plated and served hot (as it the priority) so no photographic evidence of the final plates.
Thanks for the prompt Michelle Weber!