Definition of provençale in English:



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

    ‘chicken provençale’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.