Do you not have plans for this weekend yet?

With the cold winter weather, one of the most tempting ideas is a small gathering with some great food in the comfort of your lounge.

 And if you aren’t sure what to prepare, we propose a mixture of sweet and salted flavors with this recipe for rabbit al chocolate.


- 2 rabbits

- 50 g flour

- Olive oil

- 3 cloves of garlic

- 2 onions

- 1/2 L red wine

- Beef stock

- 20-30 g butter

- 100 g pearl onion

- 50 g sugar

- Salt

- Ground black pepper

- 150 g chocolate coating and a little chopped parsley


Cut the rabbit into pieces, season, coat in flour and fry in hot olive oil until golden. Once you have reached this point, keep it in a dish. Remove the excess oil from the cooking pot (preferably made of clay) and fry the well-chopped garlic and onion gently in it. When the onion is golden, add the rabbit and red wine to the pot, leaving it all to fry gently for around 15 minutes. Cover the mixture with the already-prepared beef stock which is at boiling temperature and leave to boil for 20 more minutes. During this time, take a frying pan and caramelize the sugar before glazing the pearl onions, then add to the pot. Five minutes before the rabbit finishes boiling, correct the seasoning and then add the chocolate coating. Leave to finish cooking and, finally, serve hot, sprinkled with chopped parsley.


Take care when frying the rabbit in hot olive oil, as the flour burns quickly. The amounts are approximate, particularly that of the chocolate, since the contrast of the sweet with the salted flavor is dependent on individual taste. It is advisable, if you are going to cook for several people, to avoid excessive use of the chocolate, leaving the dish over-sweet. The aim is simply to achieve the contrast in which both flavors are distinguishable. Neither of them should dominate the dish.

 Accompany this delicious dish with your favorite bottle of red, put on some slow music to create a relaxed atmosphere and, after the meal, enjoy the heat of a roasting fire with your friends. If you don’t have one, create a warmer ambiance in your lounge by putting candles in each corner.

 To enliven the evening, take out some board games and enjoy a warm winter’s night with a glass of wine in hand.