Synonyms of 'gourmet'
connoisseurDictionary, foodie (informal) , bon vivant (French)
coquilles Saint-Jacques - a gourmet's delight
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a person who enjoys luxuries, esp good food and drink
a garrulous book collector and bon vivant
An epicure is someone who enjoys eating food that is of very good quality, especially unusual or rare food.
These delicacies will delight gastronomes and epicures.
Thesaurus for gourmet from the Collins English Thesaurus
Gourmet food is nicer or more unusual or sophisticated than ordinary food, and is often more expensive .