amuse-bouche


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a·muse-bouche

 (ə-myo͞oz′bo͞osh′)
n. pl. a·muse-bouches (-bo͞osh′) or amuse-bouche
A complimentary, bite-sized portion of food served before a meal or between courses in a restaurant.

[French : amuse, third person present indicative of amuser, to amuse (from Old French, to cause to muse; see amuse) + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek).]

amuse-bouche

(amyzbuʃ)
n
(Cookery) an appetizer before a meal
[from French amuser amuse, gratify + bouche mouth]

amuse-bouche

, amuse-guele - Amuse-bouche and amuse-guele both mean literally "something to please the mouth," and both refer to an appetizer or pre-meal tidbit.
See also related terms for please.
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If the first course at mass-catering events is often an overdressed salad, Kik sought to change course, offering guests a savory amuse-bouche to start the evening's victuals.
The amuse-bouche was a delicious, refreshing tuna dip topped with dill pickle and caviar.
Vicars who throw in an amuse-bouche or two (mince pies and mulled wine for afters, say) would get the kind of write-up that would bring slavering worshippers flocking to the pews.
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C'est le paradis des oiseaux a un bemol pres comme tient a le signaler avec alarmisme notre interlocuteur qui regrette le fait que certains bergers et riverains de la foret chassent des oiseaux tres rares et d'une valeur inestimable avant d'en faire une bouchee qui ne vaut meme pas un amuse-bouche.
After giving fans a preview new single Skirt, the former Neighbours actress said: "I like to think of it as being the amuse-bouche of the meal.
The new menu features a choice of eight starters, seven main courses and seven desserts, in addition to amuse-bouche and an appetiser of the day.
In addition, First Class customers will receive other specially designed items including a textured placemat, napkin ring, accent water glass and an amuse-bouche, a bite-size hors d'E uvre.
Twenty years ago no-one would have had a clue what an amuse-bouche was, but most of us who like our food are now fully au-fait with the fancy little pre-dinner nibbles that, literally, 'entertain the mouth'.
These twin amuse-bouche set the standard of a meal that suggested to me that Carters has considerably upped its game - to a standard, perhaps, when Monsieur Michelin may be well advised to visit.
Methadone's not everyone's idea of an amuse-bouche but it was all the locks that got the better of Gordon in the end.
As soon as we were seated, the chef sent a small portion of complimentary amuse-bouche soup, which was made with chicken, agnolotti (a kind of ravioli), cherry tomato and black truffle.