A good roasted goose surpasses turkey or chicken in flavor and tenderness. This recipe uses porcini mushrooms, dried cherries, and Armagnac to perfectly complement the flavor of the goose.
This recipe has been adapted from "D'Artagnan's Glorious Game Cookbook" by Ariane Daguin, George Faison, and Joanna Pruess. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown & Company.
For a nonalcoholic version, substitute equal amounts of mild juice, such as apple, for the alcohol. If you're using fresh pineapple juice, you must boil it before combining it with the gelatin. Otherwise it will not set.
This date-studded dessert derives its intoxicating flavor from chunks of dark chocolate and a jigger of brandy. A chocolate-enhanced sticky toffee glaze may also have something to do with the cake's appeal.