soup du jour

\ ˌsüp-də-ˈzhu̇r How to pronounce soup du jour (audio) \

Definition of soup du jour

: a soup offered by a restaurant on a particular day

Examples of soup du jour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chef Ibti of Sudan makes a standout soup du jour with stuffed-cheese potato bread. al, "Forget Elvis—this Memphis itinerary is all about the city’s leading ladies," 19 Nov. 2019 Ask what yesterday’s soup du jour was before today’s special. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "Gordon Ramsay Reveals the One Thing You Should Never Order at a Restaurant," 31 May 2017 Menu: Kumamoto oysters or a salmon-fennel-leek tartlette as an appetizer, then butter salad with walnuts and Roquefort or a soup du jour for the second course. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Haven’t nailed down Valentine’s Day plans yet? Check out these restaurants’ specials | The Sacramento Bee," 13 Feb. 2018 The soup du jour, teeming with chunks of beef, potatoes and green beans, was similarly light but with a potent, fiery broth. Alaska Dispatch News, "At Aladdin’s restaurant in Anchorage, kebabs and kefta are a family affair," 13 Sep. 2017 There are floating, dancing delicacies like cheese soufflé, soup du jour, beef ragout, pie, pudding, cakes, and, perhaps best of all, fountains of Champagne. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "The 11 Best Food Scenes in Disney Movies," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of soup du jour

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soup du jour

partial translation of French soupe du jour soup of the day

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“Soup du jour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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