This is tempeh with a french flair. If I had to compare tempeh to a meat, I would liken it to beef however it has it's own distinct taste and texture that lends itself perfectly to this dish.
Tempeh Bourguignonne is like a thick and hearty stew but it is really much more than a stew. You'll have to try it to see what I mean. The wine you choose will have a drastic effect on the outcome of this dish. I like to use a decent French Cote-du-Rhone that I can pick up for - at any store with a reasonable selection.
I like to serve mine with mashed millet and buttermilk biscuits. This is truely a unique dish and one of my favorites. This dish is excellent reheated the next day.