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À la carte

À la carte is a French language phrase meaning “according to the menu”, and used :

  • in reference to a menu of items priced and ordered separately, i.e. the usual operation of restaurants. This is in contrast to a table d’hôte, at which a menu with limited or no choice is served at a fixed price.
  • to order an item from the menu on its own, e.g. a steak without the potatoes and vegetables is steak à la carte

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