Definition of chateaubriand in English:
A thick tenderloin of beef, typically served with Béarnaise sauce.
- Here we're not talking chateaubriand and Kobe steaks, but briskets of beef and hot pastrami sandwiches the size of combat boots.
- We ate Chateaubriand on our wedding night in a very posh restaurant.
- Then, under a starry sky, we ate chateaubriand at a candlelit table on the lakeside veranda of the hotel, hoping the night would never end.
late 19th century: named after François-René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand (see Chateaubriand, François-René), whose chef is said to have created the dish.
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