- an appetizer of thinly sliced raw beef served with a vinaigrette or other piquant sauce.
Origin of carpaccio
- Vit·to·re [veet-taw-re] /vitˈtɔ rɛ/, c1450–1525, Venetian painter.
Examples from the Web for carpaccio
The double N puzzled me at first, but Carpaccio spells anyhow.Hortus Inclusus
A morning with Tintoretto might well be followed by a morning with Carpaccio or Bellini.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
Pupil of Bellini and Carpaccio, he combined the qualities of both.Venice
It will be remembered that Carpaccio painted a very similar subject.Bernardino Luini
Ruskin did but popularise Carpaccio, and buy and sell Turner.The Life of James McNeill Whistler
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
- an Italian dish of thin slices of raw meat or fish
- Vittore (vitˈtoːre). ?1460–?1525, Italian painter of the Venetian school
Word Origin and History for carpaccio
raw meat or fish served as an appetizer, late 20c., from Italian, often connected to the name of Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio (c.1460-1526) but without any plausible explanation except perhaps that his pictures often feature an orange-red hue reminiscent of some raw meat.