au poivre

\ 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 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,, "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,, "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,, "These Connecticut restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to cook," 4 Nov. 2019 At the weekly GOP Senate lunch last week, Romney told reporters that North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis pointed out to him that steak au poivre, or pepper steak, was on the menu. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "Mitt Romney explains how he came up with the Pierre Delecto Twitter name, says his son made the fake account," 28 Oct. 2019 Its menu features warmhearted takes on classics: clams Orfano with pancetta and toasted breadcrumbs; a house Caesar featuring chrysanthemum and avocado au poivre; meatballs alla Raia; lobster in a rich brown-butter lobster sauce, and more., "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 At Castagna, regulars come in for French classics like mussels with fries and steak au poivre, but maybe more so to linger for hours over bottles of wine and soak up Meloni’s company. Janelle Bitker,, "San Francisco bistro Castagna to close: ‘There will never be a restaurant like this on this street again’," 25 Sep. 2019 The heat of the pepper in the steak au poivre was an ideal counterpoint to the rich flavor of the meat. Los Angeles Times, "Scotland a foodie haven? ’Tis true. And so is this: Haggis is kind of great," 20 July 2019 The main thrust of the menu is a divisive can-to-table offering, alongside classic French dishes like coq au vin and steak au poivre. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018

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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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16 Feb 2020

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“Au poivre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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