Definition of provençale in English:



  • [postpositive] Denoting a dish cooked in a sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil.

    ‘chicken provençale’
    • ‘The main courses on the table d' hôte usually include two or three pastas, and a handful of meat dishes like chicken, veal, sole provençale, or Italian sausages in a cacciatore sauce.’
    • ‘Our host was accommodating, however, and we delved into a lovingly prepared goat's cheese and provençale vegetable tortilla drizzled with green and red pesto sauce.’
    • ‘His personal tastes were simple: he liked potatoes fried with onions, and was partial to poulet à la provençale, washed down with a little Gevrey Chambertin.’
    • ‘By the time the smoked salmon with sour cream, caviar and potato blini had passed, followed by the lobster bisque, with an outstanding savoury pie of seared tuna and provençale vegetables bringing up the rear, I was stuffed.’
    • ‘The pasta is good, but the fish is sublime: try the seafood provençale or the monkfish and red snapper.’


From French à la provençale in the Provençal style.