osso buco


os·​so bu·​co ˌō-sō-ˈbü-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce osso buco (audio)
variants or less commonly osso bucco
: a dish of veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine, and seasoned stock

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For elevated Italian classics, from calamari to osso buco to bucatini bolognese, try The Palazzo Restaurant by chef Rafael Zaloshnja on Detroit Avenue. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 Veal osso buco and pasta will be on the menu, as well. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Feb. 2023 The opening menu will include ricotta cavatelli, with braised osso buco and porcini mushrooms, and Rocchio’s legendary trofie pasta, with a seafood Bolognese that includes rock shrimp, scallops, peas and garbanzo beans. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Then tuck into luxe comfort food dishes like foie gras PB&J, venison Wellington, elk osso buco, or Snake River Farms wagyu strip steaks paired with classic steakhouse sides. Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2022 Its pair of restaurants, run by sommelier Kodi Whitehead and barman Kevin Haas, do plates like elk osso buco; there is also a food truck that serves lunch daily. Darrell Hartman, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Apr. 2022 Besides dishes such as sole meunière, boeuf bourguignon and veal cordon bleu, there was also beef stroganoff, osso buco and tarama spread, a Greek-style appetizer based on salmon roe. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 30 July 2022 In fact, the tapas are part of the big draw—sample everything from butternut squash ravioli, tiger prawns, beef carpaccio and lamb osso buco. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Gates takes cues from the cuisine of West Texas and Europe with her elevated seasonal menu, which includes everything from elk osso buco, to venison meatballs, to cast-iron trout. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History


Italian ossobuco veal shank, literally, pierced bone

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osso buco was in 1908

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“Osso buco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osso%20buco. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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