Behind the scenes Edit
Though Stockbridge doesn't go into more detail about what the dish was, it's pretty much what it sounds like: a hare that's been cut up, put into a jug along with hearty vegetables appropriate to a stew, and some wine. At the very end of the cooking process, hare's blood is added. Thus, what's a little unusual in the scene is that the unnamed man offering it to him emphasises that its been steeped in its own blood. This wouldn't normally be the process, and suggests that the offer is a bit odd.