bordelaise sauce


bor·​de·​laise sauce ˈbȯr-də-ˈlāz- How to pronounce bordelaise sauce (audio)
often capitalized B
: a sauce consisting of stock thickened with roux and flavored typically with red wine and shallots

Examples of bordelaise sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Buffalo Wellington, comprised of buffalo tenderloin, mushroom duxelles, spinach, puff pastry, and horseradish bordelaise sauce drizzled on top, is one highlight of many. Claire Stern, ELLE, 31 Mar. 2023 From the hotel's Rugby Grille at New Year's Eve package for two includes a bottle of Domaine Carneros Brut, shrimp tempura with teriyaki sauce, field green salad, pepper crusted Chateaubriand with a bordelaise sauce, sides and a chocolate Grand Marnier tart for dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 28 Dec. 2020 Breaded veal scallopini with wilted spinach, green tomato Concasser, Gruyere cheese and a bordelaise sauce. John-John Williams Iv,, 1 Nov. 2020 The menu features butternut shrimp bisque (gluten free), pompano with crabmeat bordelaise sauce, and desserts such as lemon ice box creme brulee. Will Coviello,, 12 Oct. 2020 The New York strip steak lacked a robust searing and was overwhelmed by a smothering that included red peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms and potatoes in a bordelaise sauce. Tim Smith,, 21 May 2018 Beef Wellington, abetted by a rich mushroom bordelaise sauce, is without flaw. Phil Vettel,, 5 Feb. 2018 There was charcoal-grilled Wagyu beef and bordelaise sauce; then gougères with more truffles and on to dessert: 18 courses of food in all, not counting those delicate little crackers that started the meal. Sam Sifton, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2018 The two-inch-thick chunk of tuna, seared on the outside and perfectly raw everywhere else, came with a bordelaise sauce made with Luxardo amaro along with the creamy foie gras. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, 1 Nov. 2017

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Word History


French bordelaise, feminine of bordelais of Bordeaux

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bordelaise sauce was in 1902

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“Bordelaise sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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