This is one of my go-to recipes for special occasions. You can make it a day in advance, cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just remove it from the refrigerator, let come to room temp and reheat on the stove.
The leftover braising liquid is an excellent base for making tomato sauce for pasta. Pick out the herbs, then just add crushed tomatoes or tomato paste, cook down, and season to your taste. You’ll have a perfect pasta sauce.