epicurean epicurean  /ˌɛ pək jʊ ˈri ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
  2. (adj) of Epicurus or epicureanism
  3. (adj) devoted to pleasure
  4. (adj) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

Usage(s):

  1. Voted the all-time movie villain in an American Film Institute poll, Thomas Harris' epicurean madman has been played by three actors: Brian Cox in the 1986 Manhunter (based on the .
  2. The capital has Europe's most elegant and epicurean restaurants; among the best is the one operated by the famed German restaurateur Otto Horcher, who used to serve Nazi bigwigs .

News

  1. The Ritz Carlton Showcases Querciabella at the Asia-Pacific Food & Wine Festival

    GREVE IN CHIANTI, Italy, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The distinction of being the official host winery of the second annual Ritz Carlton Asia-Pacific Food and Wine Festival goes to Querciabella, Tuscany's leading producer of biodynamic fine wines. The four-day epicurean affair, with...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  2. Gastronomic grandeur at Houston Wine & Food Week

    HOUSTON -- What’s old is new again at Houston’s Wine & Food Week 2013. “Food Network Star” Emily Ellyn has been named the 2013 Wizard Gourmet, bringing her quirky retro rad style and recipe re-dos to the state’s largest, most comprehensive epicurean extravaganza. Author, teacher and one of two Americans to earn the first Master of Wine title, Tim Hanni will oversee Wine Wizard duties at the 9th ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

Quotes

  1. "Gourmet invented the epicurean category," says Ruth Reichl, Gourmet's editor-in-chief. "We've got so much material to work with."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Ruth Reichl Source: Seattle Times

  2. Marty said this reality is hard for many scholars and journalists to accept, especially those influenced by studies in the 1960s that guaranteed a 21st-century world that would be "secular, sensate, epicurean, hedonistic, contractual, pragmatic,...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Martin Marty Source: Kentucky Post

  3. In his sermon, WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia recalled that "Paul was right here at the Areopagus, to confront the clever and the wise with the truth of the gospel of Christ. The Epicurean and Stoic philosophers held Paul in contempt, wondering...
    on May 16, 2005 By: Samuel Kobia Source: Christian Post

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