Definition of mornay in English:

mornay

Line breaks: mor¦nay
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːneɪ
 
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adjective

  • Denoting or served in a cheese-flavoured white sauce: mornay sauce [postpositive]: cauliflower mornay
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    • The Oyster Bar offers a dizzying array of dishes from a half dozen rested on ice to a baked dish with spinach and mornay cheese sauce or lightly grilled oysters with bacon.
    • Noodle rolls filled with minced Tasmanian possum, topped with mornay sauce.
    • The lobster was split in half and then mixed with mornay and Sauce Americaine.

Origin

perhaps named after Mornay, the eldest son of the 19th-century French chef Joseph Voiron, who apparently invented the sauce.

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