Share this entry

Share this page

haute cuisine

Syllabification: haute cui·sine
Pronunciation: /ˌōt ˌkwəˈzēn
 
/

Definition of haute cuisine in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

Definition of haute cuisine in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful