This hearty stew substitutes duck for the classic hare, so that it remains full of rich flavor but without the gamy taste. You can have your butcher cut each duck into 8 pieces, but be sure to get the backs and necks for the sauce. More Incredible Duck Recipes
The stew and the garnishes can be prepared up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated separately. Reheat thoroughly before serving.
Buttered noodles or mashed potatoes.
This hearty yet refined dish needs an equally refined wine, not an over-exuberant one that will overwhelm it. Consider a Cabernet Sauvignon from Spain, or another well-balanced, not too alcoholic wine with fine terroir character.