from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. tasting, especially as a form of careful appreciation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tasting; the appreciation of sapid qualities by the taste organs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of tasting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality


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  • More than 30 chateaux opened their gates to the sweating masses, and as usual local producers laid on tables of 'degustation' offering everything from foie gras and escargot to artisan cheeses.

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  • Alas, it has also applied top-end gourmet prices: expect to pay about £100 for a seven-course "degustation". news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Michael, the poster mentions Chef Achatz's impassioned response to some of Marco's comments during the panel -- and my general expressions of wariness and exhaustion with the longer, larger and more involved of today's "degustation" menus.

  • Bo.lan Duangporn 'Bo' Songvisava and Dylan Jones' seven-course degustation menu changes regularly, but you can expect something like gaeng ki lek a northern Thai curry dish, along with a fiery representative from the far south.

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  • One can chalk the virgin degustation up to wild hunger, but it's fun to think that when our man returned for seconds it was because he had excellent taste, albeit with a quirky bent.

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  • The villages one stumbles across are peppered with numerous cellars offering their wine for degustation — they are well worth a stop as you never know what discoveries you might make.

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  • French technique meets Japanese elegance around a traditional garden at the upscale Tetsuya's, where there is just one coveted degustation menu.

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  • The large degustation of charcuterie, at left, is one of its best bistro hits.

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  • A business lunch is £50, the full degustation over £100.

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  • Relish (a food in its own right) refers specifically to the physical act of degustation and signifies the distinctive taste or flavor of an object.

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