haute cuisine

noun
haute cui·​sine | \ ˌōt-kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce haute cuisine (audio) \

Definition of haute cuisine

: artful or elaborate cuisine especially : traditionally elaborate French cuisine

Examples of haute cuisine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Quo Vadis first opened its doors in 1926, French haute cuisine was all the rage in London's high society, and Italian migrants faced discrimination. Janelle Davis, CNN, 22 May 2022 It’s hillbilly haute cuisine, courtesy of Braunda Smith, the chef who started Lucy Cooper’s in San Antonio in 2018 with her husband Jesse Smith. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 15 June 2022 The rich yet lightweight dessert has been gracing French tables since the 18th century, but was really perfected by esteemed chef and arbiter of haute cuisine Marie-Antoine Carême in the mid-1800s. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 Aware that the music lover cannot live on mushrooms alone, the organizers of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival enlisted a brigade of chefs to prepare haute cuisine in the Palm Springs desert. Sheila Yasmin Marikar, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 The history and birthplace of french fries has been contested between Belgium and France, but the method of making pommes de terre frites has gone from haute cuisine to a fast-food icon beloved around the world. Casey Barber, CNN, 18 May 2022 Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride went from haute cuisine to hot barbecuing – and never looked back. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 Restaurateurs also disagree with the notion that a fish fry is a long way from haute cuisine. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 That was a novel concept two decades ago in London, where the dining scene was bifurcated between temples of haute cuisine and mass-market eateries. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of haute cuisine

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haute cuisine

French, literally, high cooking

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5 Aug 2022

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“Haute cuisine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haute%20cuisine. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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