At The Falcon restaurant in Buntingford, every Thursday night is Steak Night! Head Chef Kieren Steinborn-Busse puts on a steak special of high-quality Hereford Beef, alongside the regular dishes from his seasonal a la carte menu. From a 32 day aged sirloin steak to a beautifully delicate fillet mignon, the dishes are excellent value for money and come served with a fresh salad and triple cooked chips – because what good steak night would be complete without chips!

Chef Kieren’s mushroom butter for steak recipe is from The Falcon’s kitchen, and is a delicious way to elevate your own steak night at home. The recipe here makes enough for several servings, so pop it in the freezer once made so you can have some on hand for a later date!

Chef’s Mushroom Butter

  • 400g unsalted butter, softened
  • 350g chopped mushrooms
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 4g chopped fresh parsley
  • Truffle oil

Over a medium heat, sweat the shallots and garlic down in a pan with a little bit of oil before adding the chopped mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms down until all the liquid they release has evaporated and allow to cool.

Soften the butter and then fold through the mushroom mix with the chopped parsley. Use salt and pepper to season to taste, and then drizzle a little truffle oil into the mix. This will add a new dimension and luxurious flavour to the finished mushroom butter.

Store in the fridge and use within 2 days, or roll some into sausage shapes, wrap in clingfilm and pop in the freezer for your next steak night!

The Falcon is an intimate 28 cover restaurant with two stylish private dining rooms which is located in the heart of Buntingford in Hertfordshire, and is run by husband and wife team Kieren and Natasha Steinborn-Busse. Chef Kieren runs the kitchen, and serves dishes made from sustainable, local produce which reflect his love of comforting British dishes that echo the seasons. Natasha oversees the private dining rooms and front of house staff who are knowledgeable about the food and wine that they serve.