Les Tournedos


This succulent way of trimming and cooking fillet of beef is typically French, and is certainly one of the most appetising ways of eating this choice cut. The sauces and garnishes which accompany the tournedos are innumerable—Escoffier mentions nearly 100—but I will content myself with giving one which is very popular, and one which, when cooked, seasoned and prepared in exactly the right manner, is one of the best dishes France has to offer.