If the Queen were coming for dinner, what would you serve? Try this—she’ll love it. Buy your tenderloin even-shaped (4 inches round is perfect), and don’t be cheap with the herbs (use lots).
Prepare a 6-8 lb. beef tenderloin by cutting off all excess fat plus the veil. Fold over the skinny end, and secure with turkey skewers. Then tie the whole roast with string and put into a large container.
In a bowl, mix together:
Rub this mixture all over your lovely tenderloin and add a splash of white wine to the bottom of the container. Let marinate for 6-8 hours (turning half way) or leave overnight in the fridge (same thing, you have to turn it).
Grill on high until outside is well seared, and then lower heat and continue cooking until your thermometer reads 140°F. (You have to watch because rare on the thermometer means medium-rare.)
Let rest in a roasting pan (don’t cover) for at least 10-15 minutes before carving.