tasting menu


plural tasting menus
: a selection of dishes, drinks, etc. offered together as a complete meal or tasting experience
All of Nobu's offerings can be ordered a la carte, but I recommend the multicourse tasting menu, which offered many of chef Matsuhisa's signature dishes served family-style.Kenneth Shapiro
It will be hard to resist the Middle East Feast, a tasting menu of the restaurant's popular dishes …Jessica Colley Clarke
Chef Joke Linzinmeir … has created a "drinking chocolate" tasting menu using chocolates from around the world.Andrea Strong

Examples of tasting menu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those making reservations can add on tastings of three, five or seven courses from Agency's new cocktail tasting menu. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 28 June 2024 Diners can choose from an array of sharing plates on the à la carte menu, or opt for the full tasting menu for tasty dishes such as a doughnut with black pudding, and halibut with shrimp mousse. Irenie Forshaw, The Week Uk, theweek, 24 June 2024 The Mexico City chef, named the World’s Best female chef in 2023, passed on the French tasting menus and the numerous dining rooms that boast connections to celebrity chefs from around the world. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2024 Aboard a cruise ship in Curaçao, the final four struggle with an eight-course fish tasting menu. Buddha Lo, Peoplemag, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for tasting menu 

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Word History


probably as translation of French menu dégustation

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tasting menu was in 1941

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“Tasting menu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasting%20menu. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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