Definitions

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  • n. Any of several sorts of ice-cream flavoured with rum or sherry and topped with almonds etc.

Etymologies

From the surname of an Italian chef in 18th century Paris (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A maiden aunt who's allergic to nuts keels over after two bites of the tortoni.

    Nuptial Indemnity

  • Some things I ate or tasted included a salad with roasted pears (wow), romaine, arugula, toasted pine nuts, stilton and some other gorgeous cheese (creamy, English, not cheddar), and an incredible and mysterious dressing ... tortoni with a "lobster" sauce and huge chuncks of perfectly cooked lobster and giant, tender scallops, a spicy linguini thing ... my stomach is starting to hurt.

    Toast:

  • Some things I ate or tasted included a salad with roasted pears (wow), romaine,arugula, toasted pine nuts, stilton and some other gorgeous cheese (creamy, English, not cheddar), and an incredible and mysterious dressing... tortoni with a "lobster" sauce and huge chuncks of perfectly cooked lobster and giant, tender scallops, a spicy linguini thing... my stomach is starting to hurt.

    Around Pittsburgh

  • I made pecan pie and a frozen chocolate amaretto tortoni torte that won at a local gourmet competition here.

    A Grateful Thanksgiving Indeed

  • Afterward I had a small portion of tortoni, which never turns out to be as interesting a dessert as one would hope, and with it I drank four tiny cups of inky espresso in quick succession, each flavored with just a drop of anisette.

    The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

  • -- Something entirely different in the nature of a frozen dessert can be had by preparing biscuit tortoni.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 4: Salads and Sandwiches; Cold and Frozen Desserts; Cakes, Cookies and Puddings; Pastries and Pies

  • Do people really have a problem distinguishing tortoni from spumoni?

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4

  • And, too -- and note this well -- not the Berlin of the rouged menu and silk-stockinged _kellner_, not the trumped-up Berlin of the vaselined vassal, of the bowing _oberkellner_, not the Berlin of the affected canteloupe (3,50 m.) and the affected biscuit tortoni (2,40

    Europe After 8:15

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