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

Examples of bananas Foster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our choice today is — drumroll, please … bananas Foster. Ed Silverman, STAT, 4 Jan. 2022 Our choice today is bananas Foster. Ed Silverman, STAT, 31 Jan. 2023 For instance, the Court of Two Sisters (four courses $40), best known for its buffet before the pandemic, is highlighting a la carte Creole dishes like turtle soup, crabmeat gratin and bananas Foster. Ian McNulty | Staff Writer,, 25 Nov. 2020 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

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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 19 Jun. 2024.

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