Definition of chateaubriand in English:


Syllabification: cha·teau·bri·and
Pronunciation: /SHaˌtōbrēˈôn


A thick tenderloin of beef, typically served with Béarnaise sauce.
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  • 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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