Definition of bonne bouche in English:

bonne bouche

Pronunciation /bɔn buʃ//bɒn ˈbuːʃ/


  • An appetizing item of food, especially something sweet eaten at the end of a meal.

    ‘bonnes bouches such as Italian almond biscuits and chocolate-covered figs’
    • ‘The musical score really is a string of Mozartian bonnes bouches but one can't object to this cherry-picking as it is done so lovingly.’
    • ‘Star restaurants are offering customers the chance to go feral with bonnes bouches like nettle froth and rowan sorbet.’
    • ‘The French idea of a golf day is a gastronomic scramble with different vintages and bonnes bouches to offer at the back of every green.’
    • ‘Classic Hungarian gastronomy is nothing less than French bonne bouches reaching Hungary via Austria and mixing with ancient Hungarian peasant dishes.’
    • ‘The chef of the adjacent Fountain Restaurant - pictured left - sent us some little bonnes bouches for us to sample from his menu.’
    • ‘However, I kept postponing it until our very last day - I suppose I was saving it pour la bonne bouche!’
    • ‘The ‘dinner’ can be anything from a full-blown eight course feast to a range of bonnes bouches and tapas.’


French, literally ‘a good taste in the mouth’, from bonne, feminine of bon ‘good’, and bouche ‘mouth’.


bonne bouche

/bɔn buʃ//bɒn ˈbuːʃ/