Word of the Season
Lucullan \loo-KUHL-uhn\, adjective:
rich; magnificent and luxurious
Created in the spirt of a Roman general, Lucius Licinius Lucullus (c. 110-57 BCE), who was known for his sumptuous banquets.
"Mr. Buzzi's tastes run the gamut from the simplest to the most Lucullan." Aram Bakshian Jr.; Gastronomy; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Sep 24, 2005.
When literary groups meet in Paris, they also tend to eat and during the November rite of book awards, luncheons may reach a Lucullan level.
-- Jeanne Molli, Paris Links Pleasures Of Table and the Mind, New York Times, November 18, 1958