The classic Viennese dish of Tafelspitz is, James Bond considers, 'like no other boiled beef on earth'. As described in John Gardner's Nobody Lives For Ever, Bond is in a restaurant in Salzburg and his meal, boiled beef served with a piquant vegetable sauce and accompanied by sautéed potatoes, is a 'gastronomic delight'.
In September, Bond fans were treated to exciting behind-the-scenes action in Matera in southern Italy as filming on No Time To Die continued. I don't know how long James Bond spends in Matera, but even he has to eat.
Dinner at Dr No's is a rather formal affair with a suitably sophisticated menu to match.
The béarnaise sauce that accompanies the 'steak on toast canapés', served on board the Queen Elizabeth in Diamonds are Forever (1956), has a hidden meaning.
While James Bond has some slivers of pineapple to finish his meal at Blades before pitting his wits against Sir Hugo Drax across the card table in Moonraker, M opts for strawberries in kirsch.
In my previous post, I argued that James Bond eats broccoli Polonaise in Live and Let Die. Having mentioned the dish, it would be remiss of me not to feature a recipe, and so one is presented here.
In the 1950s, the hamburger was sufficiently exotic for visitors to the USA for Ian Fleming to include it in James Bond's quintessentially American meal at New York's St Regis Hotel in Live and Let Die.