Pepper-Wine Beef Tenderloin Dinner – Menu and Recipes

Pepper-Wine Beef Tenderloin Dinner Menu

Pepper-Wine Beef Tenderloin Dinner is a traditional beef dinner that is so elegant to serve.  This is a very special beef roast that is sure to please your family and friends.  In fact, this tenderloin roast is fantastic as it is so tender that you can cut it with your fork.  You can serve it with or without the Wine Sauce. 

1st Course – Appetizers:
Appetizers served before dinner in living room or kitchen.

Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

These mini burgers are served open-faced without bread on top.  The Lemon Yogurt Sauce adds a little creamy tartness that complimented the meat perfectly.

2nd Course – Soup:

Dill Pickle Soup
This very unusual Dill Pickle Soup tastes fantastic! It always surprises my guests when they discover that it has dill pickles in it.

3rd Course – Salad:

Mixed greens with fresh tomatoes served with Lemon Vinaigrette.  I would served this salad on individual salad plates.

4th Course – Palate Cleanser:

Verjus-Mint Sorbet or Minty Grapefruit Sorbet
Sorbets are always very refreshing and delicious. A wonderful way to cleanse your palate and prepare your guest for the main course.  More delicious Sorbet Recipes to choose from.

5th Course – Main Entree and Sides:

Pepper-Wine Beef Tenderloin
This is a very special beef roast that is sure to please the red meat and red wine crowd.

Duchess Potatoes
This is a simple potato dish that makes a very elegant presentation. These potatoes are basically a mashed potato that is dressed up.

6th Course – Dessert:

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pudding
This recipe is by Michael Moorhouse and appeared in the October, 2004 issue of Food and Wine magazine. I slightly adapted this recipe. This dessert will be one of your favorites from now on!


This course can either be served at your dining table after clearing the dishes or in the living room.

A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte.  Learn how to make a perfect cup of Coffee

Something a little extra:

Chocolate-Covered Grape Truffles
You thought Chocolate Dipped Strawberries were great – now you must try these Chocolate Covered Grape Truffles.  These will definitely make a speculator finish to any dinner party and great for serving at your wine tastings.  I was surprised how easy and fast it was to make this recipe.  Give them a try!  I have discovered that men go crazy over these Chocolate Grapes!

Cooking With Wine

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Appetizer Recipes (Hors d’ oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche, and Snacks)

Appetizer Hints – How many appetizers to make for your party?

Food Safety Pages. Check them out!

Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been delayed at least an hour

Golden Rules of Food Safety
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!  If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product, throw it out.  It is better to be safe than sorry!

Picnic Safety Tips
There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games.  There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.  The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness.  Always prepare and store food properly.

Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics.  The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria.  You can not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.

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