Why not pull out all the stops during this very festive time of year? Whether it’s for the whole family gathered around the holiday table or an intimate dinner party to celebrate the new year, this will be a meal to remember. One bite of the buttery fillet with the rich, supple ÆROS® reminds you of why this pairing is a classic. The truffle oil and Provencal herbs bring out the woodsy, earthy notes in this luscious, plummy Meritage blend. And, you’ll sit down to dinner completely relaxed because this is a feast that’s remarkably easy to prepare!  Bon Appetit!

Fillet Mignon with Herb-Truffle Marinade ÆROS®


4 fillet mignons, 8 ounces each and 1-1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons truffle oil
1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon fennel bulb, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a square pyrex dish, whisk the olive oil, truffle oil, rosemary, thyme, mustard, vinegar, fennel, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Rub each fillet on all sides with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-6 hours. Allow the fillets to stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.

Grill the fillets over direct high heat for 10 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Continue grilling over indirect heat for 3-5 minutes more, or until the internal temperature is 135 degrees for medium-rare. Remove from the grill, let rest 5 minutes, and serve warm.

Great with roasted rosemary fingerling potatoes and a bibb lettuce and cherry tomato salad.

Try this recipe using oak barrel smoking chips or grapevine smoking chips on the barbeque for even more flavor.

Serves 4

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