sa·​ba·​yon sä-bä-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce sabayon (audio)
: a sauce of egg yolks, wine, and savory seasonings (such as mustard or pepper)

Examples of sabayon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fingerling potatoes, grilled low and slow until their skins turned thick and crisp and separated from their velvety flesh, smacked of a campfire, except for a luscious green gloss of savory sabayon. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2023 Pour sabayon over oranges. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 Send your favorite ice cream lover a Salt & Straw Cue the Confetti ice cream gift pack, $98, with five pints, including pink champagne sabayon with jelly doughnuts and chocolate gooey brownie, plus gold and silver sprinkles and a balloon celebration banner. Regan Stephens, Fortune, 4 July 2021 Say yes to the flaky pastry, sized like a Pop-Tart and draped with frothy sabayon. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2022 The pie gets topped with sabayon (cream and egg whites that are cooked, chilled and then whipped) and sprinkles of bee pollen. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug. 2021 Transfer the sabayon to the bowl set over ice and whisk until the mixture feels cold. CBS News, 15 Feb. 2020 Desserts feature a devastatingly good blondie drenched in eggy sabayon spiked with the restaurant's namesake, a thick, sweet red-grape reduction. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, 31 May 2018 Think tangerine and kumquat tart with almond baci crust, rose cream, and orange sherbet, or butterscotch sabayon with chocolate pepper cake, poached white figs, and sesame gelato. Devra First,, 22 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


French, modification of Italian zabaione

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sabayon was in 1906

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“Sabayon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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