Beef fillet is always a good choice for special occasions. In fact, it’s the perfect cut for a dinner party or buffet table as it looked beautiful and you can cut it into neat, even slices. The most important thing to remember is not to overcook it, and to let it rest for a decent length of time. Serve it with hot English mustard and roasted root vegetables.
Extracted from The Good Life by Adrian Richardson, published by Pan Macmillan/Plum RRP $59.99, available 1 August, 2011.