sal·​tim·​boc·​ca ˌsȯl-təm-ˈbä-kə How to pronounce saltimbocca (audio)
: scallops of veal prepared with sage, slices of ham, and sometimes cheese and served with a wine sauce

Examples of saltimbocca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menu: Veal saltimbocca, puntarelle salad. cleveland, 24 June 2020 At Pam’s Patio Kitchen and Wine Bar, the lunch menu stops at 5 p.m. to make way for a dinner menu that ranges from beef tenderloin and chicken saltimbocca to pad Thai and salmon pomodoro. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 3 June 2022 Today, the restaurant is run by Chef Jeremy Lee, who prepared for Tucci two of Quo Vadis's most iconic dishes: saltimbocca and pollo principessa. Janelle Davis, CNN, 22 May 2022 Entrees are chicken marsala, chicken parmigiana, beef tenderloin, veal saltimbocca, veal piccata and filet of sole. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 For mains, the branzino and the veal saltimbocca are both winners. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 New classes in sauce foundations will focus on carbonara sauce and fresh pasta, or on chicken saltimbocca or chicken piccata. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Aug. 2021 Five pastas are made in-house daily, there are separate vegan and gluten-free menus, and the large plates menu includes his modernist twists on veal Milanese and chicken saltimbocca. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2019 Elegant restaurant with outdoor seating and different twists on traditional local dishes such as saltimbocca in lemon and pistachio sauce. Closed Thursdays. '900 Restaurant, 31 Via Santo Stefano, Matera; John Henderson,, 13 July 2019

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Word History


Italian, from saltare to jump + in in + bocca mouth

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saltimbocca was in 1937

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“Saltimbocca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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