French a-la-mode beef, or beef a-la-daube, is prepared as above, but stewed slowly all night in lard.
I was conducted to a very handsome apartment, and my health enquired after by the vizier's secretary, 'a-la-mode Turque!'
It is very good with a-la-mode beef gravy instead of butter.
1640s, from French à la mode (15c.), literally "in the fashion" (see mode (n.2)). In 17c., sometimes nativized as all-a-mode. Cookery sense of a dessert served with ice cream is 1903, American English.