car·​pac·​cio | \ kär-ˈpä-ch(ē-)ō How to pronounce carpaccio (audio) \

Definition of carpaccio

: thinly sliced raw meat or fish served with a sauce often used as a postpositive modifier beef carpaccio

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Carpaccio is not the only dish named after a person, though its name might have the most artful origin. Created in 1950 by Venetian restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani, carpaccio is named after Vittore Carpaccio, the Renaissance painter. Cipriani created the dish for the Countess Amalia Nani Mocenigo, who had been under doctor’s orders to avoid cooked meats. According to Cipriani’s memoir, he chose to name the dish after Carpaccio because the red in the beef matched the colors found in Carpaccio’s paintings. Recently, some restaurants have begun using the term for similarly prepared non-meat dishes (such as pear carpaccio).

Examples of carpaccio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a dip in the pool, savor a lunch of light dishes like Caprese salad, salmon carpaccio and traditional Salento frisa, to name a few. Rachel Dube, Robb Report, 21 June 2022 There are lighter, less-local dishes as well, such as burrata with tomato and basil, and monkfish carpaccio with passionfruit and lime. Ann Abel, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Le Voyage offers a la carte and five-course tasting menus alike, featuring slow-baked loup de mer with za'atar, 'Riviera' tuna carpaccio, Argentinian filet mignon a la Plancha, and more —all with matching wine pairings. Lela London, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Dinner included yellowtail carpaccio, roasted black god with market vegetables, and sorbet for dessert. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2022 There are 33 Neapolitan-style pizzas on the menu, some with unusual toppings (homemade pistachio and artichoke creams, pecans, oven-baked potatoes, spicy ‘nduja), along with fresh burrata, paninis, carpaccio and insalata. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 13 Apr. 2022 At the excellent restaurant, Faula, chef Daniel Zeilinga uses herbs, vegetables and edible flowers from the property's biodynamic gardens for modernist takes on Piedmontese classics, like a carpaccio of local veal with anchovies and chicory sprouts. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Shoppers stop by for a coffee, afternoon tea or lunch or dinner of oeuf parfait with butternut, fresh amberjack carpaccio, or trusty fish and chips or steak and fries. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 Or carpaccio, made from beef tenderloin seared on the outside and red and raw within. Bee Wilson, WSJ, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of carpaccio

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carpaccio

Vittore Carpaccio; from the prominent use of red in his painting

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“Carpaccio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Carpaccio biographical name

Car·​pac·​cio | \ kär-ˈpä-ch(ē-ˌ)ō How to pronounce Carpaccio (audio) \

Definition of Carpaccio

Vittore circa 1460–1525(or 1526) Italian painter


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