the butter until brown. Fry the tournedos on high heat, one to two minutes
per side. Sprinkle with salt and fresh milled pepper. Take the meat
out of the pan and keep them warm. Fry the pâté quickly on both sides.
Put the toasts on a plate, put the meat on the toasts and the pâté on
the meat. Pour some of the fat out of the pan, add the Madeira wine
and boil on high heat until most of the liquid has evaporated. Pour
this sauce over the meat and decorate with truffle slices.
Rossini was born in Pesaro towards the end of the 18th century and became
famous as a composer of 39 operas, like The Barber of Seville and Wilhelm
Tell. He seems to have admitted to the fact that the most important
fact in life are music, food and love, not necessarily in that order.
Food named Rossini normally contains foie gras, truffles and a brown
sauce; apart from tournedos, it is used among others for eggs and chicken.
Try it on a piece of bread, must be delicious, and who knows, "toast
Rossini" may make you famous!