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'.
At the beginning of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), James Bond rings up his old friend Monsieur Bécaud, proprietor of a modest restaurant exactly opposite the railway station of Étaples in northern France. Did the restaurant really exist, and if so, where is it?
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.
In Spectre, we are not only treated to look a inside James Bond's home, but we also get a tour of Miss Moneypenny's flat. What's more, we have a peak inside her fridge, or at least the fridge door. So, what can we see?
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.
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.