Welcome back to Sound Bites, an Eater original video feature in which footage of the city's most badass chefs crafting their signature dishes is paired with tunes from up-and-coming musicians. Regarding the volume: turn it up.
In this edition of Sound Bites, Cafe Boulud's executive chef Gavin Kaysen makes a version of Tournedos Rossini. This classic French dish includes beef tenderloin, foie gras, potatoes, spinach, and shaved black truffles. Really, this looks like the perfect thing to eat on a chilly early October evening. Accompanying Kaysen's dish is a remix of Twin Sister's Meet the Frownies by the Brooklyn band Snowmine. Hit play on the video above to see Kaysen make Tournedos Rossini, and check out his description below:
Here's the description from chef Gavin Kaysen:
Tournedos Rossini is a very traditional French dish of seared beef tenderloin atop a "crouton" and topped with seared fois gras, often also topped with fresh black truffle (purportedly it was created for the composer Gioachino Rossini by French master chef Marie-Antoine Carême). From there, the dish can be garnished in many different ways to reflect the season. This is my late summer, early fall Rossini. It's off the menu for the moment, but Rossini will make a reappearance in a different iteration late Fall, early winter. It's one of those iconic French dishes with centuries of history. As a chef it's fun to draw on a dish that's sustained the test of time, and be able to bring it up to speed for today's palate, while honoring the integrity of the classic.
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