Mispronouncing at the restaurant

Published in: News 02/05/2014

Are you mispronouncing the names of these famous international delicacies when it’s time to order at the restaurant in London, Paris or Rome? Click and check!


   Béarnaise:  French sauce made of clarified butter emulsified in egg yolks, white wine vinegar and        flavored with herbs.

   Bruschetta: Italian antipasto made of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. 


Cuisses de grenouille: French delicacy, a dish you simply must try while you’re ordering in the best restaurant in Paris... frog legs!

From Supertoinette

Gnocchi: Italian first course. Deliciuos mall potato dumplings with tomato sauce or dressed in butter, sage and grated parmigiano reggiano.

Hors d’oeuvre:  appetizers in French, antipasto in Italian.

Lasagna: or Lasagne, typical Italian dish made with layers of flat pasta and ragù sauce, parmesan cheese and besciamella.

Mascarpone: Italian creamy cheese, main ingredient of tiramisù.

Niçoise: French salad of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and anchovies, with a vinaigrette dressing.

Paella: Spanish dish with white rice, chicken, sausage, seafood and vegetables.

Prosciutto: Italian ham. Always specify if you want “prosciutto cotto” (regular ham) or “prosciutto crudo” (usually Parma ham). There’s a huge difference between the two of them.

Tagliatelle: fresh egg pasta shaped as flat ribbons. You have to taste “tagliatelle ai funghi”, with mushrooms, but not in touristic restaurants.

Vol au vent:  French for "windblown". It is a very small basket made of puff pastry to be filled.

Worcestershire: British world famous sauce, actually more a flavoring than a sauce. The recipe is secret… so, don’t ask.

Zabaglione: Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine, usually Marsala wine.


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