This braised beef to me is best over pasta , but my mother likes it served just the meat and sauce in a bowl with Italian bread...My Dad likes this served over cooked Polenta. To each his own , you may even want this with a vegetable and mashed potatoe
Mix the garlic and rosemary with a generous quantity of salt and pepper. Using a sharp knife, make several incisions in the meat and fill with the herb mixture. Tie the meant loosely with kitchen string. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat and brown the meat well on all sides. Add the onions, carrots, celery, parsley,sage, bay leaves and saute for a min. Season with salt and pepper, then pour in the wine.When the wine has evaporated ,[A few mins] add the tomatoes , partially cover and simmer over medium -low heat for 2 1/2 hours. Turn the meat from time to time, adding the stock gradually so that the sauce does not dry out.
When the meat is cooked, you can either slice and serve with the sauce and bread, or I put in the fridge at this point and the next day I reheat for another hour the shred all the meat and mix with sauce and spoon over any type pasta and add grated cheese.