de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌgə-ˈstā-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 degustation (audio) , dē-​ \ transitive verb

Examples of degustation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At L’Espalier, the Back Bay restaurant that closed in 2018, chef Frank McClelland served a multicourse degustation of vegetables alongside the likes of lobster with truffles and roasted beef tenderloin., 17 July 2021 Skip brunch and embark on your own street food degustation tour here instead. Amy Louise Bailey, Travel + Leisure, 16 July 2021 Everest was one of the first Chicago restaurants to offer a degustation, or tasting menu, though a la carte options were always available. Phil Vettel,, 16 Oct. 2020 Equally memorable: enjoying a degustation menu on the Infinity Bar’s terrace or spending an afternoon learning about Greek wines during a private tasting. Tanvi Chheda, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2020 Chase Sapphire Experiences include pre-sale tickets and preferred seating at concerts, or the ability to pay with points for culinary experiences like a degustation dinner at Alinea in Chicago. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Jan. 2020 The serene, spacious boutique hotel also has a romantic restaurant overlooking a reflective lake where breakfast is as irresistible as degustation dinners of delectables such as confit duck leg and marron. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 July 2019 Bost is pulling off some uncanny balancing acts by freshly squaring casualness with formality, and by creating dishes, served in a mix-and-match degustation format, that equally rouse emotions and the intellect. Bill Addison,, 3 July 2019 For an extravagant occasion, dine off of the restaurant's degustation menu and enjoy a selection of caviars. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, 5 Mar. 2019

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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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“Degustation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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 degustation (audio) \ transitive verb


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