As nouns the difference between dining and gastronomy
is that dining
is eating dinner as a social function while gastronomy
is the study of the relationship between food and culture.
As a verb dining
Eating dinner as a social function.
* 1869 , The XIX Century (volume 1, page 6)
Entertaining someone to dinner.
- For my own part I preferred to remain with the ship, and I am now glad that I did so, for the welcome we received at Havana; the cheering crowds upon the quay; the friends we met and made; the dinings in and dinings out