bananas Foster


bananas Fos·​ter -ˈfȯ-stər How to pronounce bananas Foster (audio)
: a dessert of bananas flamed (as with rum) and served with ice cream

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At El Jibarazo they are fried and glazed like starchier versions of bananas Foster ($4). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Dec. 2021 Part of its draw, said Monterey’s chef, James Tracey, is that flambéing bananas Foster at a table-side cart evokes a kind of old-school dazzle. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2023 Our choice today is bananas Foster, a sweet start to the day. Ed Silverman, STAT, 13 July 2022 Dress up and chow down on sherry-splashed snapping turtle soup; Gulf fish borgne swimming with lump crab, Louisiana oysters and local shrimp in Creole butter; Sazerac cocktails; and the show-stopping, tableside flambéed bananas Foster dessert. Brooke Viggiano, Chron, 24 Mar. 2022 The frog legs, chicken and andouille etouffee made with housemade sausage, garlic bread and bananas Foster. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2022 Cannolis, too: peaches-and-cream, bananas Foster, caramel apple. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 Choulala specializes in this dough and makes all kinds of goodies with them, from classics to cream puffs in flavors like Fruity Pebbles, key lime pie and bananas Foster. Amy Drew Thompson,, 26 May 2021 Sweet offeringsinclude bananas Foster French toast and fresh apple and cheese strudels served with Chantilly crème and fresh berries, and a chocolate soufflé for desserts. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History


Richard Foster, friend of New Orleans restaurateur Owen E. Brennan, at whose restaurant the dish was first made

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bananas Foster was in 1962

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“Bananas Foster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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