: 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 Nigella’s steak au poivre is a French classic and yields a delicious, luxurious result with just five ingredients and in 20 minutes. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 19 July 2023 The chefs play it straight with the 16-ounce A Bar N Ranch wagyu New York strip with au poivre sauce, $94. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 21 July 2023 The menu at Le Select hewed to Parisian classics like onion soup, escargots, steak au poivre, and duck breast à l’orange, but Eater noted that reviews of the restaurant were middling at best, and the first chef de cuisine left shortly after the opening. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 10 May 2023 The lean yet luscious bison au poivre. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2022 Merch4 handpicks artists with hospitality experience to create custom designs for food businesses, which have featured everything from dad hats to sweatshirts to tees and totes bearing playful illustrations of oysters, matzo balls, steak au poivre, and more. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 24 Sep. 2021 The menu also includes fresh pasta ($22) tossed with chantarelle mushroom confit; a spin on steak au poivre ($55) that’s doused in a fresh green peppercorn sauce; and beef tartare ($20) served alongside warm Egyptian flatbreads made with browned butter. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Aug. 2021 Not just any gravy, but au poivre sauce made with shallots, peppercorn, cream and bacon. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2023 Carnivore-friendly standards include foie gras, beef carpaccio, roast pigeon, steak tartare, sole meunière and, of course, the beloved steak au poivre. Lindsey Tramuta Thibault Montamat, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, with pepper

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of au poivre was in 1845

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“Au poivre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20poivre. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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