vi·​chys·​soise | \ ˌvi-shē-ˈswäz , ˌvē-\

Definition of vichyssoise

: a soup typically made of pureed leeks or onions and potatoes, cream, and chicken stock and usually served cold

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Choices include quenelles of pike with lobster sauce, vichyssoise, gnocchi parisienne, rabbit ragout and skate amandine. Phil Vettel,, "Le Bouchon celebrates 25th anniversary with $38 menu," 6 June 2018 Make your vichyssoise when the kitchen’s relatively cool, after sundown or in the morning. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Can you say vichyssoise?," 13 June 2018 The New Yorker notes that vichyssoise, in its heyday, was a soup for the stars. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Can you say vichyssoise?," 13 June 2018 The three-course lunch - creme vichyssoise, lobster salad and fruit tart accompanied by Moet & Chandon Champagne or a Smoke Tree Rose - was delicious. Sue Strachan,, "Gayle Benson speaks at Heart of the Park luncheon at City Park," 3 May 2018 The menu, by long-time chef Robert Finley, was French with some Creole flavors thrown in: oysters en brochette, vichyssoise, rack of lamb, duck with cherry orange sauce and stuffed leg of rabbit. Todd A. Price,, "Do you remember Masson's by the lake? A lost New Orleans restaurant," 26 Dec. 2017 And while no one sane would deny the goodness of French fries, hash browns, potatoes gratin, vichyssoise, etc., these foods aren’t exactly thrilling. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "What’s so great about Walla Walla sweet onions?," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of vichyssoise

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vichyssoise

French, from feminine of vichyssois of Vichy, from Vichy, France

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