au poivre

adjective
\ ō-ˈpwäv(rᵊ) How to pronounce au poivre (audio) \

Definition of au poivre

: prepared or served with a generous amount of usually coarsely ground black pepper steak au poivre

Examples of au poivre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three-course dinner menu includes appetizers like lobster bisque and short rib tortellini, main courses such as jumbo scallops and au poivre filet mignon, and desserts including molten lava cake and strawberry ricotta cheesecake. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 Thick slices of Argentinian rump steak ($32) growl a deep, seductive red, with a mouthful of iron tempered by an elegant au poivre sauce like a brasserie reimagining of your mom’s best Sunday gravy. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "4 San Antonio restaurants for great steak frites, that classic French dish of steak and french fries: Bistr09, Brasserie Mon Chou Chou, Julia’s Bistro & Bar and La Frite Belgian Bistro," 31 Dec. 2020 Veal medallions, celery-root purée, wild mushrooms, au poivre sauce. Marc Bona, cleveland, "L’Albatros Brasserie schedules Champagne dinner," 25 Nov. 2020 Thursday's menu promises spring garlic soup, salmon au poivre, beef stroganoff and toasted coconut cake. The Washington Post, "© 1996-2016 The Washington Post," 8 Apr. 2020 These are piled next to either the steak au poivre or the roasted chicken, in which case the poultry and the fries will be slowly soaking up a warm helping of chicken jus and fresh herbs. New York Times, "Le Crocodile Shows How a New York Brasserie Should Look and Taste," 3 Mar. 2020 The Learning Kitchen in West Chester has scheduled several evenings of Valentine's Day couple's cooking classes, both for lunch and dinner, including lessons involving Steak au Poivre, salmon and risotto, and Kentucky Bourbon filet. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Restaurant specials to make your Valentine's Day date special," 6 Feb. 2020 The $1 add-on is a ladle of sauce au poivre, a fancy way of saying peppercorn butter. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Mr. Juicy," 22 Nov. 2019 Entree choices include roast turkey dinner with stuffing, sides and gravy; pistachio-crusted scallops, seared Atlantic salmon, steak au poivre, zoodles primavera and more. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "These Connecticut restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to cook," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of au poivre

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for au poivre

French, with pepper

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20 Feb 2021

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“Au poivre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20poivre. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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