A sybarite is a person devoted to pleasure and enjoyment. In fact, for the sybarite, indulging in epicurean pleasures lends meaning to life itself.
A sybarite is not necessarily a gourmet or gourmand, a connoisseur or bon viveur, but is free to choose his or her own objects of pleasure in areas such as food, drink, and social life.
Achieving the status of a true sybarite requires knowledge, patience, and insight into one's own nature.
To a great degree, it's a question of style and sophistication. And much of this is based on knowledge of food, drink and social conventions. It is also about being able to converse intelligently and appropriately at the dinner table. …