Definition of haute cuisine in English:

haute cuisine

noun

  • 1The preparation and cooking of high-quality food following the style of traditional French 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We never meet the jury but we know have seen them around exam times and know they are older extremely traditional haute cuisine chefs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Born and raised in London, Heston Blumenthal was introduced to haute cuisine at the impressionable age of fifteen.’
    • ‘British haute cuisine is currently at risk from choking itself to an early death on a diet of squiggles, blobs, foams, and purées.’
    • ‘French chef Auguste Escoffier was a founding father of haute cuisine and a serious lover of wild game.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the able hands of Brovelli, the restaurant has become a temple of Italian haute cuisine.’
    • ‘By 1900, skilled chefs were turning out elaborate multicourse meals in the style of French haute cuisine for the wealthy.’
    • ‘Auguste Escoffier invented the French haute cuisine and extolled its virtues throughout Europe.’
    • ‘Where would be a safe place to take someone who specialises in haute cuisine for a living?’
    • ‘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 New York Times put Adrià on the cover recently with a piece inside saying Spain was now indisputably the Mecca of haute cuisine.’
    • ‘The arrival of haute cuisine advanced culinary options, creating a well constructed gap between the etiquette and habits of the classes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    1. 1.1 High-quality food in the style of traditional French cuisine.
      • ‘Unashamed haute cuisine is served up in meagre yet filling portions in a restaurant fast developing a reputation as something quite special.’
      • ‘The food was also a mixture of haute cuisine and more humble fare.’
      • ‘If you really want to splash out, there is Silversea Cruises, which offers haute cuisine served on Limoges china washed down with vintage Dom Perignon, all for around £1,000 a day.’
      • ‘He has made a small fortune in past months pulling rainbows and crayfish out of the beck to be served up as haute cuisine by the Innkeeper's Lady.’
      • ‘He would always prefer a cheese and tomato toastie to haute cuisine and, though he has travelled the world, he has never quite left suburban Melbourne.’
      • ‘But I'll be back, often, because while restaurant does not claim to offer haute cuisine, it does provide great comfort food.’
      • ‘It was obvious that this was not haute cuisine, but good solid Brit style food.’
      • ‘Le Restaurant Français serves haute cuisine in an intimate environment and has an extensive wine list.’
      • ‘The book will help even the most amateur chef to step back in time and create a dinner of haute cuisine from a vanished era of seafaring history.’
      • ‘While Urban Angel would never claim to serve up haute cuisine, it does provide the sort of good-value, comfortable city-centre venue that we all crave.’
      • ‘Unlike most of my classmates, I love butter- and cream-based French haute cuisine.’
      • ‘The city's colonial past means most world cuisines are represented, from French haute cuisine to Indonesian rijsttafel.’

Origin

French, literally ‘high cookery’.

Pronunciation

haute cuisine

/ˌoʊt ˌkwɪˈzin//ˌōt ˌkwiˈzēn/