béarnaise sauce

bé·​ar·​naise sauce | \ ˈbā-är-ˌnāz- How to pronounce béarnaise sauce (audio) , -ər-; ˈber- How to pronounce béarnaise sauce (audio) \

Definition of béarnaise sauce

: a sauce of egg yolks and butter flavored with shallots, wine, vinegar, and seasonings

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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, "If it’s Monday, this must be Luxembourg: Notes from my recent trip," 30 June 2019 For a real indulgence, pre-order your 32-ounce Côté de Boeuf served with pomme frites and bearnaise sauce ($75). Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Father's Day dining specials in the Baltimore area," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of béarnaise sauce

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for béarnaise sauce

French béarnaise, feminine of béarnais of Béarn, France

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