What happens every year yet never gets boring? Wrong! It’s New Year’s Eve dinner! I love to support local restaurants, but man, usually they are generic Disney: Big hype… mechanical let down. I stay closer to home on this holiday (not that some restaurants aren’t swinging a big bat). Beef tenderloin seared in clarified butter, roasted mashed parsnips, braised Brussels sprouts with bacon and shallots, all with a Madeira mushroom sauce.
Per request, as usual, beef tenderloin. I went with Whole Foods organic this year. After a comparison, I think their local variant eats better (but is not organic). It’s always fun cooking with clarified butter. Makes a lovely pan sauce.