A BÉARNAISE SAUCE is essentially a hollandaise sauce made with a reduction of tarragon, chervil, shallots, pepper, wine, and vinegar instead of lemon juice. Its delicious blend of flavors makes it one of France’s most popular sauces. Although usually served with grilled steak, it is also ideal with other grilled meats, fish, and poultry.
Classically, the shallots are first sautéed to soften, and only vinegar is used in the reduction. I do not sauté the shallots, creating a slightly