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gourmet

Pronunciation: [goor-MAY]

1. One of discriminating palate; a connoisseur of fine food and drink. 2. Gourmet food is that which is of the highest quality, perfectly prepared and artfully presented. 3. A gourmet restaurant is one that serves well-prepared, high-quality food. See also epicure; gastronome; glutton; gourmand