The inspiration for this delicious roast comes from chef John Besh's father-in-law, Pat Berrigan, who serves it every Christmas with horseradish sauce on the side. Besh opts to smear the roast with a horseradish, garlic and herb butter, which bakes to form an irresistible crust. More Centerpiece Roasts
The horseradish-herb butter can be refrigerated overnight. Let the butter soften before using.
If making Pat's Popovers, reserve 3 tablespoons of the beef fat from the roasting pan.
This impressive rib roast will pair well with a substantial Cabernet Sauvignon; Cabernet's firm tannins help cut the richness of red meat, and its slight herbal edge makes a nice partner to the herb-horseradish crust.