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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the able hands of Brovelli, the restaurant has become a temple of Italian haute cuisine.’
    • ‘French chef Auguste Escoffier was a founding father of haute cuisine and a serious lover of wild game.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘British haute cuisine is currently at risk from choking itself to an early death on a diet of squiggles, blobs, foams, and purées.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Born and raised in London, Heston Blumenthal was introduced to haute cuisine at the impressionable age of fifteen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘James Blandi Sr. was among the first restaurateurs to introduce Pittsburghers to haute cuisine.’
    • ‘By 1900, skilled chefs were turning out elaborate multicourse meals in the style of French haute cuisine for the wealthy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The arrival of haute cuisine advanced culinary options, creating a well constructed gap between the etiquette and habits of the classes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Where would be a safe place to take someone who specialises in haute cuisine for a living?’


French, literally high cookery.


haute cuisine

/ˌəʊt kwɪˈziːn/