Definition of oysters Rockefeller in English:

oysters Rockefeller

plural noun

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have one gripe with the place, though; it's oysters Rockefeller, not Rockafeller.’