Published in Cook's Country magazine, Dec/Jan 2007. A whole beef tenderloin can be an expensive cut of meat but three distinct crusts - the oven-seared meat, the herb paste coating, and the herbed bread-crumb crown - make this roast perfect for special occasions. Begin the recipe 2 hours before you plan to put it in the oven. The tenderloin can be trimmed, tied, rubbed with the salt mixture, and refrigerated up to 24 hours in advance; make sure to bring the roast back to room temperature before putting it in the oven. Serve with Recipe #408760.