the pièce de résistance

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the pièce de résistance

1. The most outstanding, remarkable, or prized achievement, accomplishment, aspect, event, etc., in a given series or group. Mr. Reynolds has an impressive gallery, but I'm told that his latest sculpture will be the pièce de résistance.
2. The principal or featured dish in a meal; the entreé. And now for the pièce de résistance: paupiettes of black sole, served with asparagus spears and a rich consommé.
See also: DE, piece, resistance

your/the ˌpièce de réˈsistance

(from French) the most important or impressive part of a group or series of things: I hope you all enjoyed your main course. And now for my pièce de résistance: chocolate gateau!
See also: DE, piece, resistance
References in classic literature ?
Doctor's delicacies but the piece de resistance was undoubtedly the big platter of sea trout.
The latter were gorging themselves upon food and, under the very noses of their white masters, preparing the gruesome feast which is the PIECE DE RESISTANCE that follows a victory in which the bodies of their slain enemies fall into their horrid hands.
From a tree which overhung the palisade he looked down into the street where he saw the preparations going on which his experience told him indicated the approach of one of those frightful feasts the piece de resistance of which is human flesh.
In a moment Tarzan and Taug would be torn to shreds that would later form the PIECE DE RESISTANCE of the savage orgy of a Dum-Dum.
The piece de resistance, however, is Esquenazi's own creation: a suspended day bed with a flare of '60s swag, thanks to nylon shag carpet and Moroccan rugs as backrests.
The piece de resistance is voting to leave the EU would create years of uncertainty and potential economic disruption.
The piece de resistance was the 'cafe' which looks like an area for fouryear-olds housed in an oldfashioned, tiled, public convenience.
Lunch was quite the feast: we had turkey, pheasant which was shot on the estate, chestnut and foie gras stuffing, parsnips and, the piece de resistance, candied sweet potatoes cooked with marshmallow and raisins.
The piece de resistance will come at the finale when all 10 tenors will ensemble for a rendition of the timeless classic Nessun Dorma.
But, the piece de resistance of this break-fast menu is, without a doubt, the Sticky Date Bread Puddingwarm toasty challah doused in gooey, sticky caramel sauce that's been sweetened with golden dates.
Meanwhile, his parents Bet and Fred expand their horizons with such rich new experiences as wine, a night out at the Bermondsey small retailers' dinner dance and the piece de resistance - a caravan holiday in Dymchurch.
Nowadays, it's all about getting dressed up and having a good time, with Easter bonnets being the piece de resistance - the more bountiful and beautiful the better
For the piece de resistance of his H&M collaboration, Alexander Wang dipped the classic puffer coat in super-reflective 3M technology.
The piece de resistance, though, is the 25ft balcony which leads from this lovely room via a set of French doors.
homes new to propertyScotla nd's build best guide The Christmas dinner table is the piece de resistance and with the meal itself being such a highlight of the day, getting the table settings and decorations looking fabulously festive is key.