Zac Brown Band: Boursin-Stuffed Filet
4 8-oz. beef tenderloins (center cut)
12 oz. Boursin cheese
¼ cup Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
4 slices pepper-crusted bacon
4 small bamboo skewers (soaked in water ahead of time)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Directions: Mix the bread crumbs into the Boursin cheese. This will ensure the cheese doesn't melt when the filet is heated on the grill. With a knife, slice a pocket in the tenderloins, from side to side. Stuff the pocket with the cheese mixture.
When the filets are stuffed, wrap them with bacon and stick a soaked skewer through each to hold the bacon on while cooking. Rub them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on the grill to cook. Cook for 15 minutes for a medium-rare filet.
As a former chef, food has been Zac's passion for a very long time. As a musician, Zac and his bandmates parlay their love for food into a way to get to know their fans. How? At shows, Zac and company eschew the traditional "meet and greets" for "eat and greets" — a tailgate party of sorts where fans get to meet the band over some barbecue, cooked by the band members and their esteemed Chef Rusty.