2/26/2016 – Classical Music


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

This Freestyle Friday, I came up with a really off-the-trail connection, classical music. More dishes than you could believe have been named after people in the classical music canon, and now you get to learn two categories of LL at the same time!

Have fun, and play on!

1. The dish seen here, consisting of filet mignon, pan-fried in butter, served on a crouton, and topped with foie gras takes is named after what composer of the operas “The Thieving Magpie” and “The Barber of Seville”?

Question 1

2. The eggs prepared here, consisting of soft-boiled eggs with croustades, duchesse potatoes, truffles, and mushrooms in a Madeira sauce, takes its name from what composer of the oratorio “The Damnation of Faust”, the opera “Benvenuto Cellini”, and his “Symphonie fantastique”?

Question 2

3. The dainty cakes seen here, a light cake sandwich made of two meringue kisses, takes its name from what French composer, whose best known opera includes the “Habanera” and “Toreador Song” arias?

Question 3

4. Although thought of as an Italian dish, the American dish seen here made with meat, mushroom in a butter sauce, flavored with wine or sherry, and served over noodles is named after the actual Italian opera star Luisa, famed during the 1890s through the 1920s?

Question 4

5. The confection seen here, made with marzipan, nougat, dark chocolate, and pistachios, and first  created by the Salzburg confectioner Paul Furst, is the what “kugel”, named after a local music legend?

Question 5

We’ll be back on Monday with questions about caramel, as MD4 featured a question about a certain ice cream sundae variant. And I promise you, caramel will be pronounced with three syllables.


1. Gioacchino Rossini (the dish is Tournedos Rossini)
2. Hector Berlioz (the dish is Eggs Berlioz)
3. Georges Bizet (the dish is Bizet cakes)
4. Luisa Tetrazzini (the dish is Tetrazzini)
5. Wolfgang A. Mozart (the confection is Mozartkugel)

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