Unknown to most, Chateaubriand refers to a preparation recipe rather than a specific cut of beef. Although today the dish is typically made from the thickest part of the tenderloin, the older version was cut from a thick sirloin. We now know of Chateaubriand as the most luxurious cut of beef, renowned for its tenderness textures and delicious flavours, it makes a dazzling centerpiece to a special dinner party or celebration. Even in France it is seen as the perfect roast for the Christmas dinner table.
If you are looking for something to make a meal memorable with friends or a romantic surprise for a loved one, Chateaubriand is perfect for sharing and is an affordable, luxurious treat for your Friday evening.
Some credit the dish to a head chef named Montmereil, who was asked to prepare a steak dish in possibly 1822, for François René (1768-1848), Viscount of Chateaubriand, who was extremely passionate about his food and discovering new flavours. He served as ambassador to Napoleon Bonaparte and the Secretary of State for King Louis XVIII of France, in his day he was a celebrated romantic author and today his name lives on with the beef dish.
The Chateaubriand is typically for two to share and comes served with a delicious sauce to complement the flavours of the meat, we serve ours at Pallant Restaurant with Hand-cut Chips, Vine Tomatoes and a Selection of Sauces.
If you re looking to wine and dine at the weekend, this is the perfect menu for an intimate dinner for two, served every Friday from 6.00pm throughout October and November – call 01243 770827 or Book Online quoting ‘Chateaubriand’