The first time I ever had Beef Bourguinon was in Bermuda during the winter. My step-mother at the time was Gill Butterfield (Reiss at that time) She is a wonderful gourmet cook I love it and it sounded so French that I just had to learn how to make this wonderful dish. Well, then came the children and all of that wonderful cooking went down the drain. I literary mean down the drain. My kids hate mushrooms and One can't make Beef Bourguinon without mushrooms. Anyway, here is Julia Child's recipe for this wonderful dish! Impress your friends with this simple but absolutely fabulous tasting dish.