Peach-melba meaning

A dessert consisting of fresh or poached peaches and vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry sauce.
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A classic French dessert, combing peaches and raspberry sauce accompanied with vanilla ice cream.
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Origin of peach-melba

  • After Dame Nellie Melba for whom the dish was created by Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1890s
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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.
    From Wiktionary