Steely, I used cognac, whole milk (no cream), pepercorns and very thinly minced sweet onions (no chalots). That is my epicure board, which I use as my meat board; light and easy to clean. I have a John Boos walnut board as my main.
Steaks were cut 1.5 inches, at least and came out perfectly medium rare. I like the rare of medium rare side, and my wife likes it medium rare. However, my friends are those medium well eaters, so I had to fire their steaks up again. I wished I had time and I could have broken down the cryo pack a few days ago to let the steaks settle, but it was enjoyable never the less.