Chateaubriand is made from a center-cut beef tenderloin, seasoned with cracked peppercorns, seared, and then roasted in the oven to medium rare perfection. It is served with a bouquetiere of fresh vegetables from the garden and accompanied by a flavorful bearnaise sauce.
Great Falls VA
L’Auberge Chez Francois
Beef tenderloin / Cracked peppercorns / Haricots verts / Bearnaise sauce / Tarragon
From Prep to Plate
Host Seth Tillman visits L’Auberge Chez François, a French restaurant in Great Falls, Virginia with an authentic Alsatian look, feel, and cuisine. There, he meets Chef Jacques Haeringer and explores the restaurant's beautiful garden, where they pick haricots verts, the main ingredient in their signature dish, chateaubriand. Chef Jacques shows Seth how to make chateaubriand de l’Auberg, a beef tenderloin which is the restaurant's most romantic dish, served table-side with fresh vegetables from the garden and bearnaise sauce.