bordelaise sauce

noun, often capitalized B
bor·​de·​laise sauce | \ ˈbȯr-də-ˈlāz- How to pronounce bordelaise sauce (audio) \

Definition of bordelaise sauce

: 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 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,, "Pairings Bistro in Bel Air delivers imaginative food and wine," 21 May 2018 Beef Wellington, abetted by a rich mushroom bordelaise sauce, is without flaw. Phil Vettel,, "Glamorous Booth One mixes the old and the new, mostly delivering classics," 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, "Settle In for Winter With This Sausage Risotto," 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, "Portsmith is a safe harbor for quality seafood," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of bordelaise sauce

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bordelaise sauce

French bordelaise, feminine of bordelais of Bordeaux

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The first known use of bordelaise sauce was in 1902

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“Bordelaise sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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