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'.
If it's Wednesday, then steak and kidney pudding is on the menu in the Secret Service canteen. In The Man with the Golden Gun, this is the information that James Bond offers the Liaison Section to convince them of his identity.
How does one maintain one's stamina for making love? The answer, Kerim Bey reveals to James Bond over lunch in Istanbul's Spice Bazaar in From Russia, with Love, is steak tartare, which Kerim apparently eats every day.
To earn his double-O status, James Bond must make two kills in the line of duty. The second takes place in Stockholm. What does Bond eat ahead of the deadly encounter? Filet mignon.
When Felix Leiter orders brizzola for James Bond in upmarket New York restaurant Sardi's in Diamonds are Forever (1956), Ian Fleming must have guessed that the dish, virtually unknown in the UK, would leave his British readers puzzled. He therefore allowed Leiter to provide a description for the readers' benefit: 'Beef, straight-cut across the bone. … Continue reading What is brizzola (as featured in Diamonds are Forever)?
James Bond is treated to brizzola for lunch at Sardi's in New York during the events of Diamonds are Forever (1956). Brizzola in essence is a cut of beef that has been roasted then charcoal-grilled.