blan·​quette bläⁿ-ˈket How to pronounce blanquette (audio)
: a stew of light meat or seafood in a white sauce
blanquette of veal
blanquette of lobster

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The risotto in the dining room can't be missed, but the exclusive menu items only available via room service, like the blanquette de veau, are just as exceptional. Deanne Kaczerski, Travel + Leisure, 2 Dec. 2021 How could a veal blanquette or an entrecôte with morels and cream hold a candle to white bean foam with sea urchins or spherical melon caviar? New York Times, 27 Nov. 2021 At a glance, the food might seem a little safe, but there's real skill in cooking a faultless blanquette de veau or steak frites with béarnaise sauce. Sophie Dening, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2021 Choose from traditional dinners such as steamed mussels in white wine, roast duck a l’orange, blanquette de veau, trout almondine and chicken marsala alongside the chef’s nightly specials. Claire Perez,, 16 Aug. 2019 Traditionally a blanquette is thickened with egg yolks and has pearl onions and often button mushrooms in the mix. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 3 May 2018 The dish for which the restaurant is named—suprême de volaille—is a breast of that same precious bird, napped in a blanquette and served next to an amber tuile that looks like a roasted onion but reveals itself as a roulade of potato and leek. Brett Martin, GQ, 12 Mar. 2018 The menu changes often but runs to dishes like a starter of quinoa-sweet-potato-and-red-cabbage rolls, blanquette of seitan (chewy wheat protein) in sesame cream and rose-and-pistachio cake. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2018 The menu features a different simmered dish daily, including such notably succulent classics as navarin d’agneau (lamb stewed with vegetables), blanquette de veau (veal in cream sauce) and cassoulet. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2016 See More

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Word History


French, from Occitan blanqueto, from blanc white, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German blanch white — more at blank

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blanquette was in 1717

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“Blanquette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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