noun, often capitalized
cha·​teau·​bri·​and | \ (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈän(d) How to pronounce chateaubriand (audio) , (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈäⁿ How to pronounce chateaubriand (audio) \

Definition of chateaubriand

: a large tenderloin steak usually grilled or broiled and served with a sauce (such as béarnaise)

Examples of chateaubriand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dinner includes a choice of soup or salad, a chateaubriand for two, two sides, and a dessert. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 11 Feb. 2022 Regular menu will be available as well as a special chateaubriand for two for $179. cleveland, 16 Dec. 2021 Majordōmo Meat and Fish by David Chang will inject Asian flair into chateaubriand with grilled porcini-tamari, rose vinegar and foie gras bordelaise. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 That doesn’t just hold true in the kitchen where cooks can whip up decadent creme brulee or savory chateaubriand using recipes from tried and true cookbooks. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 June 2021 My favorite food while vacationing is chateaubriand., 13 May 2021 From 1-8 p.m., a special dish of black truffle lobster thermidor and chateaubriand ($120) will be offered. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 6 Dec. 2019 Mark-Steven Holys had a knack for recommending the right bottle, for expertly carving the chateaubriand steaks and pheasant and for remembering the dietary quirks of a clientele that included many of California’s boldfaced names. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2019 Among the offerings are such diverse dishes as burgers and steak frites, salads, cheese dumplings, fried chicken marinated in Tikka Masala curry, lobster tagliatelle, seared salmon and halibut, and chateaubriand. Joan Wilder,, 24 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of chateaubriand

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chateaubriand

François René de Chateaubriand

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Chateaubriand biographical name

Cha·​teau·​bri·​and | \ (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈäⁿ How to pronounce Chateaubriand (audio) \

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Vi*comte \ vē-​ˈkōⁿt How to pronounce Chateaubriand (audio) \ François-Auguste-René de 1768–1848 French author


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