de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce degustation (audio) \

Definition of degustation

: the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions

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Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst How to pronounce degust (audio) , dē-​ \ transitive verb

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For an extravagant occasion, dine off of the restaurant's degustation menu and enjoy a selection of caviars. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 The 7-course degustation menu might feature Wagyu beef with endive or a lone tomato with basil seed and Iberico ham. Robyn Eckhardt, WSJ, "Two Strategic Days in Singapore: Where to Splurge, Where to Save," 4 Jan. 2019 There are four main dining areas plus private enclaves. Marrying the Japanese love of natural, seasonal flavors with traditional French techniques and Australian produce, chef Tetsuya Wakuda delivers a set degustation meal to remember. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 Once the sun goes down, the dining room sets up for the chef’s daily degustation. Catherine Ridha, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Remote Valley is Australia's Best Kept Secret," 21 Mar. 2018 The joint degustation menu from the three chefs celebrates the locavore movement and the produce of the two island nations, both of which are seeing their global culinary status rising. Chris Dwyer, CNN, "Top chefs on tour: 10 culinary pop-ups around the world," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of degustation

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for degustation

French dégustation, from Latin degustation-, degustatio, from degustare to taste, from de- + gustare to taste — more at choose

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de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən, di- How to pronounce degustation (audio) \

Medical Definition of degustation

: the action or an instance of tasting or savoring

Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst How to pronounce degust (audio) \ transitive verb

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