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To Restaurant Managers – incorrect Menu Titles

To Restaurant Managers – incorrect Menu Titles

Thursday 17th May 2012

We look with amazement, that as each year passes, many of those who should be 'in the know' when it comes to writing and describing menus - have lost the plot.

Even in top restaurants, we constantly see the term 'à la carte' set above a set price menu (i.e. £10 (2 courses), £15 (3 courses).

Menus, sold as packaged number of courses should be described as Table D'Hôte, if French terms are preferred, or simply as a 'Set Lunch/Dinner' in plain English – but never à la carte!

Menus that are a list of Starters, Main Courses, Puds/Desserts – should be labelled as 'à la carte' or simply as The Menu.

A meal chosen in this à la carte-way offers the flexibility to just have one course, two or more courses depending on time and hunger.

It's also amazing the number of restaurants that call their puds 'deserts' - even quite expensive operations, that give themselves airs and graces.

Please check your menu headings!