au poivre

adjective
\ ō-ˈpwäv(rᵊ) \

Definition of au poivre 

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

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Consider dishes like boudin noir tart ($7), rabbit salad ($10), escargot in puff pastry ($16), duck liver terrine ($7), egg baked in red wine with mushrooms ($6) and steak au poivre ($8). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 The women elevated the menu from British pub food to slightly sophisticated French dishes like lobster bisque, steak au poivre and crème brulee. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Broad Ripple's Corner Wine Bar, The Wellington pub to close," 6 Mar. 2018 Steak au poivre, served with delightfully crisp Belgian frites, offers unfussy decadence. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "3 Restaurants You Have to Try This March," 28 Feb. 2018 The dining room will transport you to Paris, and you won’t be forced into a tired, prix fixe meal; instead order the steak au poivre verte with frites and the iconic, served-at-dinner only chocolate soufflé. Fortune, "14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World," 13 Feb. 2018 An extraordinarily tender Cervena venison au poivre that came next with a beguiling mole negro pushed that notion in yet another direction, toward Mexico. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Vernick Food & Drink still Philadelphia's best overall restaurant," 9 Dec. 2017 These restaurants take full advantage: Le Feu De Braise in Saint Pierre has steak au poivre as good as any Paris bistro and Miquelon scallop/shrimp brochettes. Karen Burshtein, Vogue, "How to Spend the Weekend in France Without Leaving North America," 2 Oct. 2017

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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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