bon viveur


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bon viveur

A connoisseur of food and wine. Primarily heard in UK. Janine is such a bon viveur that she would never dream of serving her guests boxed wine at her party.
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She introduced viewers to French recipes and gourmet-style dishes although she was also quick to show inexpensive ways of making them and brought out cookbooks with titles like Cooking with Bon Viveur and Modest but Delicious.
And Derek (the black Jiminy Cricket) who thinks he's a great political gameplayer and bon viveur when really he's just a (very) poor man's Christopher Biggins.
So this morning, Waverley doffs his hat in the direction of Michael Fry, bon viveur, historian, journalist and a Tory with a refreshing sense of the absurd.
He was a notable bon viveur and he had a string of affairs.
MY friend Barry Porter, Tory MP and bon viveur, died last week.
Michael was praised as "a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers".
John, Artist, Teacher and Bon Viveur, on November 18th.
A SIDEWAYS GLANCE AT WHAT'S ON PAUL Heaton has always been something of the bon viveur.
A man who ends a night's revelling with a drink at dawn is regarded as a bon viveur, but one who starts the day with a glass at the same time is a sorry case.
Relations between the bon viveur and his mentor also grow tense when Dorian sets eyes upon Lord Wotton's pretty daughter, Emily (Rebecca Hall).
Sir Clement was a great bon viveur and an incredibly amusing man.
These offers are for Thursday evenings only, I may well see you there - look out for the over-dressed bon viveur banging out Elvis tunes while dodging empty bottles.
The 46-year-old bon viveur says: "You can have nutritionists, sports psychologists and physiotherapists, but the basics are good players having the desire to play football and the mentality to win.
He was the typical Scottish gentleman - explorer, soldier and general bon viveur .
Andrew has built a sizeable reputation on being an arch storyteller and anarchic bon viveur who's out-on-a-limb stories from his worldwide travels set him apart from the comedy crowd.