From a recent op-ed in the Washington Post (emphasis mine):
But immigration gives Trump entrée to African Americans with an issue that will resonate with many and at least give him a hearing.
I looked up "entrée" in the dictionary, and as the context and definition indicated, the meaning is extremely similar to "entry" at the least. However, I am a native speaker who has never seen "entrée" used outside of the context of eating.
Can "entry" and "entrée" be used totally interchangeably, or does one or the other have connotation or a slightly different meaning or usage?