haute cuisine

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 This week’s installment includes a haute cuisine banana, highly indulgent cheese bread and an elegant fried fish dish. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 June 2021 Accordingly, the strict dress code and French haute cuisine continued even into the 1960s. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, 2 June 2021 There’s subtly and deliciousness to be found across the whole spectrum of French cooking, from hearty bistro dishes to haute cuisine. Everett Potter, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Saturday-Sunday, while the hotel's haute cuisine restaurant, One Eleven at the Capital, remains closed. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, 13 May 2021 People who want to be ahead of the curve, however, don’t have to wait for haute cuisine to catch up. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 11 May 2021 While American viewers may roll their eyes at Subway being portrayed as haute cuisine, Seung-Chul Yoo, a communications professor at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, said product placement had proved to work. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 No dress codes, no stuffy service and menus that focus more on classic French comfort food or fun Franco-Texas mashups than traditional haute cuisine. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Mar. 2021 He was known in his family and to friends as a connoisseur of modern art and haute cuisine. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of haute cuisine was in 1928

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18 Jun 2021

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“Haute cuisine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haute%20cuisine. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of haute cuisine

: cooking that is done in a very skillful and complicated way


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