What is Chateaubriand?

April 1, 2024

The new DATE NIGHT MONDAY promotion at Twin Creeks steakhouse features Chateaubriand on the menu. It sounds fancy… exactly what is it?

According to The Daily Meal:

Chateaubriand (pronounced shah-toe-bree-ond) is a dish and a preparation method originating in 19th-century France. It is a steak roast typically weighing about 1-2 pounds, between 3 and 4 inches thick, and sourced from the center cut of the beef tenderloin. This roast, intended to serve two to three people per serving, is generally incorporated as part of a celebratory occasion.


It may be tempting to say that beef is beef, but anyone who has sampled a ribeye side by side with a filet mignon will understand that the cut of the meat matters where the flavor is concerned. This fact is particularly so with the Chateaubriand. Because of its relatively high fat content and the fact that it comes from a muscle that doesn’t do a lot of exercise, its texture practically melts in your mouth. It has a mild beefy flavor but doesn’t have an overly aggressive minerally aftertaste like other cuts. Additionally, because this cut of steak gets treated like a roast and baked in the oven, it generally gets caramelized on the outside, giving it a nutty, umami-rich exterior juxtaposed with the slightly sweeter, juicy interior.

The bottom line:  Chateaubriand is the perfect date night entrée for two to share.


About Silverton Casino Lodge

Silverton Casino Lodge offers 300 newly renovated rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within a contemporary lodge-themed resort.  Silverton features 90,000 square feet of state-of-the-art gaming, including the most popular slot machines and table games, a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, home to thousands of sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, and was voted “Best Attraction” in the Best of Las Vegas awards. The resort is a culinary destination, featuring Mi Casa grill cantina, Su Casa sushi bar, Sundance Grill, WuHu Noodle, Shady Grove Lounge, Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, Starbucks, Johnny Rockets and Twin Creeks, known as the premier Off-Strip steakhouse in Las Vegas.  The unique “Stakes are High” program at Twin Creeks Steakhouse gives diners a chance to roll dice to win a complimentary Creekstone Farms Tomahawk, the restaurant’s signature cut. In addition to the adjacent 165,000-square-foot flagship Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the Silverton Village features a 150-room Hyatt Place hotel, the 18-story luxury high-rise The Berkley, and several restaurants, including Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.  Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

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