filet de boeuf en croute

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Noun1.filet de boeuf en croute - rare-roasted beef tenderloin coated with mushroom paste in puff pastry
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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By the time Wellington became famous, meat baked in pastry was a well-established part of English cuisine, and that the dish's similarity to the French filet de boeuf en croute might imply that Beef Wellington was a timely patriotic rebranding of a trendy continental dish.
While there is no actual evidence that the filet de boeuf en croute is named after Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, it does have a passing resemblance to the durable footwear - but hopefully isn't as tough.