- small slices of fillet of beef, round and thick, served with a variety of sauces and garnished.
Origin of tournedos
Examples from the Web for tournedos
The horse filet “tournedos style” wrapped in pork fat seemed more appealing, but maybe just a bit too much for lunch.My Horsemeat Lunch
February 27, 2013
Salt and pepper the tournedos, saut in butter, and put on a platter.
Tournedos are small tenderloin beef steaks, trimmed free of fat.
Therefore the menu is to be very simple: truite à la Bellevue, tournedos aux pommes, some fruit.General Bramble
It speaks of things which will never be realized; suprme de volaille, tournedos la poivrade, and so forth.An Englishman in Paris
Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
- a thick round steak of beef cut from the fillet or undercut of sirloin
Word Origin and History for tournedos
fillet of steak dish, 1877, from French, from tourner "to turn" (see turn (v.)) + dos "back." According to French etymologists, "so called because the dish is traditionally not placed on the table but is passed behind the backs of the guests" [OED]. But there are other theories.