Photo Courtesy of Prime ReserveDelivering meats to your doorstep is not a foreign concept (think neighborhood meat trucks and grocery deliveries). However, delivering quality prime cuts and surpassing what the beloved neighborhood butcher can do, is.
For almost a century, the Robinson family has provided their services to dignitaries, presidents, notable restaurants, even royalty, but definitely not the general public. In a move that could have been risky, Robinsons Prime has embraced online shopping and has allowed their coveted meats to be sold online. What was once only reserved for the elite, is now available for the public.
Being a self proclaimed foodie and a connoisseur of all things luxury, I couldn't wait to give Robinsons Prime a try. Their mantra promised to deliver an unparallel cut of meat that would not only feed my family for our Sunday dinners, but would also be an experience within itself.
Arriving promptly at the scheduled delivery time, my beef tenderloin was professionally preserved and neatly packaged. As I unwrapped the packaging I had a sense of giddiness and amusement. I felt like I was receiving a fancy birthday gift.
It was highly recommended that I should prepare Beef Wellington, using the recipe of Chef Gail Monaghan. Once I read that the tenderloin would be wrapped in prosciutto, followed by a layer of sautéed mushrooms and onions, all incased in puff pastry, I knew I found an instant winner.
During the process of finding my inner Julia Child, I found that the beef tenderloin was superb and the Beef Wellington was the perfect "luxury comfort food." Our meal was the focal point of a lot of laughs and a good time. My family and friends all got involved in the process, enjoyed an amazing meal, cooked with a lot of controlled chaos (four Italian women in ome kitchen), and drank a lot of great wine.
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