sa·​ba·​yon | \ sä-bä-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce sabayon (audio) \

Definition of sabayon

2 : a sauce of egg yolks, wine, and savory seasonings (such as mustard or pepper)

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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, "Saba is stealthy Italian that might surprise traditionalists," 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,, "10 women pastry chefs you should know in the Boston area," 22 Mar. 2018 On an elegant plate adorned with gilded flowers rests a manicured Shigoku oyster, a slightly sweet and mild horseradish sabayon gently fizzing on top. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Chef’s Table in downtown Detroit is our 2018 Restaurant of the Year," 16 Feb. 2018 There was the restaurant’s famous dish of oysters and caviar in a tapioca sabayon, as well as nuggets of king-crab tempura; delicate roulades of Dover sole; poached eggs with celery-root purée and soubise served below shaved white truffles. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "Settle In for Winter With This Sausage Risotto," 18 Jan. 2018 There’s also a smooth, cool Moscato sabayon ($8) spooned over poached pears with a brown-butter streusel. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Son’s Addition a big plus for S.F. dining," 8 Dec. 2017 This one hasn’t risen properly, the other bowed around the center, an icing has split during its application, a sabayon lost its air, a sorbet failed to churn, a sugar syrup crystallized, a cookie crumbled and so on and on and on. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, "Yotam Ottolenghi on Creating Recipes for His Cookbook ‘Sweet’," 19 Sep. 2017 For dessert, passion fruit sabayon with fresh fruit. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Miami’s expert-level eaters tell you where to eat during Miami Spice," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of sabayon

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sabayon

French, modification of Italian zabaione

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