surf and turf


Definition of surf and turf

: seafood and steak served as a single course

Examples of surf and turf in a Sentence

We both ordered the surf and turf.
Recent Examples on the Web Her piece was surf and turf, moving from the grove to the pool, and would be filmed in a single shot. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "How New York City Ballet Took On the Pandemic," 29 Oct. 2020 The seafood restaurant at the Galleria offers a surf and turf special that includes a 10-ounce center-cut filet paired with a fresh seafood selection of whole steamed lobster, jumbo shrimp scampi or crabcakes for $75. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020 In-house specials include the house wedge salad, crabcakes and the surf and turf meal featuring an 8-ounce filet and crabcake. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020 The stew — an Egyptian-style tagine, cousin to but distinct from the Moroccan dish, pronounced with a hard G and more savory than sweet — is earthy, despite its emissaries from the deeps: surf and turf, as one. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Hamido Seafood, Let the Staff Be Your Guide," 28 Feb. 2020 In an adjacent kitchen decorated with wallpaper of a cottage in winter woods, Ms. Lutz showed off a stack of photo albums covering decades of employee events: charity cleanups, surf and turf dinners, birthday parties, retirement parties. Anne Barnard, New York Times, "New York’s Last Coal-Fired Power Plant Is Closing," 20 Mar. 2020 Windsor, serves dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, featuring a $25 three-course surf and turf dinner with a 14-ounce NY strip and baked stuffed shrimp. Leeanne Griffin,, "Connecticut restaurants celebrating New Year’s Eve with dinner, dancing and champagne toasts," 9 Dec. 2019 Specials include lobster macaroni and cheese, jumbo lump crab cakes, surf and turf with Black Angus filet and king crab legs, seafood stew and classic tiramisu. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Plan a special Valentine’s Day meal at one of these D-FW restaurants," 7 Feb. 2020 Inside this upscale Irish pub is a peaceful cove of red banquettes, white-haired bartenders and an unchanging menu of conventional surf and turf. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "How Jimmy Neary, Irish Pub Maestro, Spends His Sundays," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of surf and turf

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Surf and turf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of surf and turf

chiefly US : seafood and steak served together as a meal at a restaurant

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