FACT FOOD #769

Tournedos (tenderloin) Rossini is a steak dish popular in France named after the 19th century Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, who was nicknamed “The Italian Mozart”. Apart from composing, Rossini was also a acknowledged gourmet and a cook, this dish was created by chef Casimir Moissons, one of Rossini’s close friends. 

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