Definition of oysters Rockefeller in US English:

oysters Rockefeller

plural noun

  • Oysters covered with a mixture of spinach, butter, seasonings, and bread crumbs and cooked on the half shell.

    • ‘Next came a delicious ‘deconstructed’ version of oysters Rockefeller consisting of one poached oyster flavored with a crisp slice of pancetta, on a bed of spinach, watercress, and beurre fondue, all served on a long silver spoon.’
    • ‘My only misgiving concerns the oysters Rockefeller.’
    • ‘Last year the first course was oysters Rockefeller, served in the Homestead Cabin, then we had salmon tartare in mini ice-cream-cone-shaped flutes around a bonfire.’
    • ‘We have one gripe with the place, though; it's oysters Rockefeller, not Rockafeller.’
    • ‘There has almost always been a version of oysters Rockefeller at the River Oaks Grill; once upon a time, they were the best in town.’