kaiseki

noun, often attributive
kai·​se·​ki | \ ˈkīsekē\
plural -s

Definition of kaiseki

: a highly ritual Japanese meal characterized by small portions, subtle flavors, artful presentation, and an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients

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History and Etymology for kaiseki

Japanese, meeting place, meal of select food served on an individual tray, from kai meeting, gathering + seki seat, place

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