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Beef Wellington needed NOW!!!

n2flipn Apr 17, 2009 01:00 PM

I am absolutely craving Beef Wellington!!! I've called about 20 restaurants today tryng to find a place that offers it, and have had NO LUCK. What restraunts around here serve Beef Wellington? I live about 90 minutes west of DC (in Front Royal). I'm hoping to find a restaurant somewhere near where I live...anywhere Fairfax or west of fairfax. Maybe Manassas, Centerville, etc.??? Please help!

  1. alkapal Apr 17, 2009 03:18 PM

    there was a scottish place in old town that used to have it. scotland yard, 728 King St, Alexandria, VA
    Tel: (703) 683-1742 •

    i'd call, because i don't know if they're still around.

    for a quick and dirty version at home, sear some filets mignon and let cool, chop up some mushrooms, shallots, etc, cook as a duxelles, layer the mushies on top of the filets, then some decent pate. wrap in a puff pastry sheet, dock it and bake. meanwhile make a little madeira sauce. pretty darn good. not too hard at all!

    http://chef.pct.edu/recipes/viewrecipe.asp?id=113 (madeira sauce, duxelles).

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beef/B... (individual wellington technique)

    3 Replies
    1. re: wineos
      n2flipn Apr 18, 2009 04:15 PM

      Thanks guys. I guess I should explain...I have a recipe for Beef Wellington, however the issue is I'm pregnant and sick as a dog. Cooking anything at this point doesn't work--the site of it makes me sick. I got the craving stuck in my head after watching Hell's Kitchen...I was hoping I could find a place and send my hubby out for Beef Wellington carry out. But I can't seem to find a place that has it on the menu. I've been checking with French Restaurants...but I'm not sure if I'm even looking in the right direction. ANY hints would be GREATLY appreciated, even if you can just suggest the type of restaurants to call. Thanks!

      1. re: n2flipn
        alkapal Apr 19, 2009 05:38 AM

        did you call that place "scotland yard" in old town alexandria? you know, wegman's might have the mini-wellingtons ready to bake. i'd call them too. beef wellington is english (duke of wellington), not french (whose napoleon-led army wellington routed at waterloo). according to this, it may've been created by a swiss chef, (but most assuredly not a frenchman, imo). http://www.hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus...

        sorry you're sick!

        i guess your husband doesn't want to cook the recipe, huh? any friends who might do the work at their place, and then bring over the ready-to-eat wellington?

        1. re: alkapal
          sweth Apr 20, 2009 05:55 AM

          Scotland Yard closed about 3 years ago, and was replaced by Eamonn's.

          It's a bit far from Front Royal, but Harry's Tap Room in Clarendon used to have a good Beef Wellington.

          Harrys Tap Room
          2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

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      familyguy13 Apr 19, 2009 01:00 AM

      I am not certain if Le Tire Bouchon in Fairfax City holds your answer, but I would give this restaurant a call. Small restaurant...excellent French menu selections.

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        pomme de terre Apr 20, 2009 09:07 AM

        Geez, the last time I had Beef Wellington it was at a wedding at the Belvedere in Baltimore, catered by Truffles. It IS a pretty standard wedding entree -- maybe call the hotels and wedding venues in your area and see if they would sell you a portion? Or do a tasting? They are in the hospitality business!

        Feel better, by the way!

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        1. re: pomme de terre
          baldwinwood Apr 20, 2009 09:24 AM

          Bobby Vans in New York City has beef wellington as a special, fairly often. Call the Vans on 15th St NW, they might have it or make it for you.

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          pomme de terre Apr 20, 2009 09:45 AM

          La Nicoise Cafe in Winchester appears to have had Beef Wellington on its Mother's Day menu, if not on its regular menu. Worth a call!

          1. Joe H Apr 20, 2009 12:10 PM

            L'auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls used to have this as a featured entree. Still, this is an expensive dish may not survive the travel time to Front Royal. Why don't you call L'auberge Provencial in White Post and ask them if they will make it for you specially? http://www.laubergeprovencale.com/res... My guess is that
            if you explain the situation they may understand and will happily prepare it for your husband to pick up.

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            1. re: Joe H
              nissenpa Apr 20, 2009 05:16 PM

              LeRefuge in Old Town has it on it's menu.

            2. m
              marmichael Apr 29, 2009 07:45 AM

              Le Refuge in Old Town (It's on Washington Street, a bit North of King St.) does a decent beef wellington. The restaurant has had ups and downs over the years - last few visits have been very good and good value. They used to have a terrific value on weeknight meals but not sure if they still do that.

              1. m
                MLP Apr 29, 2009 09:52 AM

                Wegman's carries frozen beef wellingtons in packs of two. I know you said cooking anything would be bad but maybe just putting them in the oven would work.

                here is a link of the product info.

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                1. re: MLP
                  alkapal May 6, 2009 07:12 AM

                  i laughed reading that ingredient list.

                2. tommyskitchen Apr 29, 2009 10:38 AM

                  I believe Balduccis (various locations) has it in their Cafe section - All you need to do is reheat. I'd call them though, I'm not sure if they have it all the time.
                  Tell Hubby not to keep burning it like they do on Hell's Kitchen - You should be yelling something like this:
                  "Yes Dear!"
                  "Well done on the Wellington!"


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