arnaise sauce


bé·​ar·​naise sauce ˈbā-är-ˌnāz- How to pronounce béarnaise sauce (audio)
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: a sauce of egg yolks and butter flavored with shallots, wine, vinegar, and seasonings

Examples of béarnaise sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hernan Melendez, executive chef of Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California, also recommends serving blanched or sauteed green beans with a classic bearnaise sauce and the crispy onions. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 One of the cornerstones of French cuisine, tarragon is featured in bearnaise sauce, a derivative of hollandaise, and is included in the classic mix of fines herbes (alongside parsley, chervil and chives). Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2023 Twaydabae and Maison Matho’s T-shirt featured a graphic of the steak sandwich served with a Viet-bearnaise sauce that was sold at their booth. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Try their classic Filet Mignon, when served Oscar Style, blends crab meat and bearnaise sauce, and is served over the steak. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Nov. 2022 Try their classic Filet Mignon, their leanest cut, which pairs excellently with their Oscar Style, blending crab meat and bearnaise sauce served on top of your steak. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 The tangy bearnaise sauce that was drizzled over the steak elevated things. Matt Wake |, al, 11 Sep. 2021 The steakhouse serves its steak and lobster special, an 8-ounce filet topped with a whole Maine lobster and bearnaise sauce, May 8-10 for $59 per person. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 4 May 2020 And for dinner: medallions of beef in a bearnaise sauce, consumed with real cutlery and washed down with a full-bodied Spanish red. John Kelly, Washington Post, 30 June 2019

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Word History


French béarnaise, feminine of béarnais of Béarn, France

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of béarnaise sauce was in 1869

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“Béarnaise sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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