Very elegant indeed. The sauce is delicious and I doubt anyone would guess what's in it! The pork chops are cooked perfectly so I'll use the "sear and bake" method for other recipes too. I substituted brandy for the cognac and chicken stock for the veal. Next time I'll make more sauce; since half of it cooks off, there's not any left for the noodles. Also the pearl onions weren't quite cooked enough so next time I'll try baking them in the oven with the meat. Excellent, different recipe-highly recommended!
This was very flavorful and tender.