haute cuisine

Pavillon Ledoyen, home to the haute cuisine of Alléno Paris, a three-star Michelin restaurant in the French capital.

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(French for ‘high cooking’)

Haute cuisine is cooking at a high level. The term is most often applied to French cooking, but it can also refer to any type of elaborate cuisine, especially that of upscale hotels and restaurants.

French haute cuisine has two sub-categories: cuisine classique and nouvelle cuisine, each of which have separate entries on this site.