Oh my gosh. This is one of those rare dishes that I truly wish there were more than 5 stars available. This was a real treat! I followed the recipe exactly as written. I think the homemade espagnole sauce that I use for the demi-glace was not strained quite to the recipe's exact specifications (however, I think that "mistake" actually worked out in our favor, because the little bits of beef and spices that remained just tended to add that much extra flavor to the sauce). This is defnitely a dish to reserve for only the most special of occasions. Very very tasty, and a BIG hit in my family. Thanks for posting such a gem of a recipe, twisis.