peach Melbapeach Melba
or peach melba
A dessert consisting of fresh or poached peaches and vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry sauce.
Origin of peach MelbaAfter Dame Nellie Melba, for whom the dish was created by Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1890s.
- A classic French dessert, combing peaches and raspberry sauce accompanied with vanilla ice cream.
Chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1892 or 1893 created the dish for, and named it after, Australian opera singer Nellie Melba.