Eye of round is not my favorite cut of beef. This recipe made it into something better than it normally is. It's a lot of cooking time, but not a lot of work. We served it with roasted potatoes and a salad. Beef was moist. Please read and make before reviewing. Recipe directions are clear. Ignore the reviewer who didn't even make the recipe. The beef was good and the sauce was tasty. I would serve this to company if pinching pennies and wanted to serve my company beef. Otherwise it's good for a Sunday family dinner.
Made this for Christmas dinner (2008), and really enjoyed it. Had to substitute a number of ingredients (onions for shallots, onion soup for beef broth, spiced rum for brandy), and it turned out amazing. Highly recommend the recipe, but it does take a fair amount of effort and time. Worth it for a special occasion.