beef Wellington


beef Wel·​ling·​ton -ˈwe-liŋ-tən How to pronounce beef Wellington (audio)
: a fillet of beef covered with pâté de foie gras and baked in a casing of pastry

Examples of beef Wellington in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jake served beef Wellington with maple butter parsnip puree paired with butternut squash soup. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2024 Pay attention to the specials, which extend to beef Wellington (a reason to visit on Wednesday) and prime rib (every Sunday). Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 After a meal of beef Wellington and lots of Champagne, guests gathered on the dance floor to hear from the Met Opera’s general manager, Peter Gelb. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 2 Jan. 2024 At the cocktail hour, the couple had a flatbread station, a cheese station and hors d'oeuvres including shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon crostini, beef Wellington and oysters on the half shell. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 Serving up favorites like the British chef’s beef Wellington, seared scallops or lobster risotto, customers can immerse themselves in the high-stakes kitchen across the country in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Mashantucket, Conn.; Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Las Vegas; Valley Center, Calif.; and Washington D.C. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023 Prime steaks are the centerpiece of the menu, though other mains include fancy classics like lobster thermidor and beef Wellington. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2023 If a guest has a hankering for, say, beef Wellington—a dish long beloved onboard Cunard ships—the kitchen can certainly turn that out with some notice. Scott Laird, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 June 2023 The English dish beef Wellington — a fillet of beef wrapped in puff pastry — is ordinarily a big project. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022

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Word History


probably from the name Wellington

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beef Wellington was in 1930

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“Beef Wellington.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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