Definition of haute cuisine in English:

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haute cuisine

Pronunciation: /ˌōt ˌkwiˈzēn/


1The preparation and cooking of high-quality food following the style of traditional French cuisine.
Example sentences
  • By 1900, skilled chefs were turning out elaborate multicourse meals in the style of French haute cuisine for the wealthy.
  • Auguste Escoffier invented the French haute cuisine and extolled its virtues throughout Europe.
  • We never meet the jury but we know have seen them around exam times and know they are older extremely traditional haute cuisine chefs.
1.1High-quality food in the style of traditional French cuisine.
Example sentences
  • While Urban Angel would never claim to serve up haute cuisine, it does provide the sort of good-value, comfortable city-centre venue that we all crave.
  • If you really want to splash out, there is Silversea Cruises, which offers haute cuisine served on Limoges china washed down with vintage Dom Perignon, all for around £1,000 a day.
  • He has made a small fortune in past months pulling rainbows and crayfish out of the beck to be served up as haute cuisine by the Innkeeper's Lady.


Early 20th century: French, literally 'high cooking'.

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Syllabification: haute cui·sine

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