With relish, she gave the example of La Bonne Soupe, a restaurant in Manhattan near where we were sitting.
Indeed, you seem to relish the role of antagonist—to traditional media, to basketball referees.
“A double round of scotch,” he would say, lingering over a word he seemed to relish.
1520s, "taste, flavor," alteration of reles "scent, taste, aftertaste," (c.1300), from Old French relais, reles, "something remaining, that which is left behind," from relaisser "to leave behind" (see release (v.)). Meaning "enjoyment of the taste or flavor of something" is attested from 1640s. Sense of "condiment, that which imparts flavor" is first recorded 1797. The stuff you put on hot dogs is a sweet green pickle relish.
1560s "give flavor to" (implied in relished), from relish (n.). The transferred sense of "to enjoy, take pleasure in" is from 1590s. Related: Relishing.