Definition of haute cuisine in English:

haute cuisine


mass noun
  • High-quality cooking following the style of traditional French cuisine.

    ‘chefs well versed in haute cuisine’
    • ‘For years, fine dining has conjured up images of French fare, with terms such as gourmet and haute cuisine reinforcing the idea that France does it best.’
    • ‘British haute cuisine is currently at risk from choking itself to an early death on a diet of squiggles, blobs, foams, and purées.’
    • ‘The arrival of haute cuisine advanced culinary options, creating a well constructed gap between the etiquette and habits of the classes.’
    • ‘The Dutch will feature Oliver in their version of the series, in which jobless youngsters are trained in haute cuisine, but the French will not.’
    • ‘More significantly, the future of French gastronomy itself, from high to low, from haute cuisine to small traders and producers, is an issue made pertinent by increasing EU regulations.’
    • ‘French chef Auguste Escoffier was a founding father of haute cuisine and a serious lover of wild game.’
    • ‘James Blandi Sr. was among the first restaurateurs to introduce Pittsburghers to haute cuisine.’
    • ‘In fact, his zeal and energy in the kitchen is the most impressive part of the show and undoubtedly the key to his enormous success in both haute cuisine and television.’
    • ‘In the able hands of Brovelli, the restaurant has become a temple of Italian haute cuisine.’
    • ‘In this country any haute cuisine tradition that exists is almost solely because of the appetites and conspicuous consumption of the British nobility, hereditary or otherwise.’
    • ‘Where would be a safe place to take someone who specialises in haute cuisine for a living?’
    • ‘The New York Times put Adrià on the cover recently with a piece inside saying Spain was now indisputably the Mecca of haute cuisine.’
    • ‘‘Contemporary Cooking’ heats up new trends in haute cuisine and highlights plate presentation, menu writing and preparation and service, among other things.’
    • ‘By 1900, skilled chefs were turning out elaborate multicourse meals in the style of French haute cuisine for the wealthy.’
    • ‘And yet both are ever so slightly twee, redolent of people who confuse high culture with haute cuisine and have the affluent leisure to indulge both.’
    • ‘From high fashion to high tech, from Asian Pacific American hip hop to haute cuisine, we're weaving the threads of our culture into the fabric of everyday American life.’
    • ‘We never meet the jury but we know have seen them around exam times and know they are older extremely traditional haute cuisine chefs.’
    • ‘Auguste Escoffier invented the French haute cuisine and extolled its virtues throughout Europe.’
    • ‘Born and raised in London, Heston Blumenthal was introduced to haute cuisine at the impressionable age of fifteen.’
    • ‘Just to shore up its reputation for exquisite haute cuisine, Albert Roux is currently hosting gourmet weekends at the hotel and will be cooking for guests in February and March.’


French, literally ‘high cookery’.


haute cuisine

/ˌəʊt kwɪˈziːn/