Definition of bill of fare in English:

bill of fare

noun

dated
  • 1A menu.

    • ‘Christmas Partying in the town: Most hotels and restaurants in the town have put on show their Christmas bill of fare and by all accounts places are being whipped up, so if you haven't already booked get ‘cracking’.’
    • ‘Although the bill of fare is chalked up behind the servery, menus are available to enable leisurely contemplation before selection.’
    • ‘Considered representative of a chef's menu as well as a window into his or her culinary soul, small food regains its rightful place of prominence on the bill of fare.’
    • ‘The whole bill of fare is deceptively simple, but each dish is prepared with that little extra something that lifts it from the ordinary to the delicious.’
    • ‘Laguna's Sorrento Grill is a popular haunt, one known for its bar as well as contemporary bill of fare.’
    • ‘Around the room, heads bobbed ever so slightly to pleasant Cuban rhythms while we turned our attention to the bill of fare.’
    • ‘The blackboard above lists the simple yet delicious bill of fare that just won the Standard mention as one of the city's 50 best restaurants in Philadelphia magazine.’
    • ‘The dramatic bills of fare change five to six times a year, featuring different drinks per season in the center spread.’
    • ‘One diner complained that she and her companions were ‘hunched over our menus like horses at a trough,’ squinting through the dimness to read the bill of fare.’
    • ‘The bill of fare is homely, cheap, and effortlessly stylish.’
    • ‘‘Weeeell, OK then,’ he says, rubbing his hands together in satirical, Starvin'-Marvin glee, before refocusing on the outrageous bill of fare.’
    • ‘No one said you have to offer the same bill of fare at your bar as does the competition.’
    • ‘This is usually the point where a ‘gastropub’ menu spoils the effect by touting some variant on bangers and mash starting at a brazen 12 quid, but on this evening's one-sheet bill of fare, the prices are a pleasant surprise.’
    • ‘The bartending staff impacts every aspect of your operation, from portioning and marketing your bill of fare to rendering prompt and gracious hospitality to your clientele.’
    • ‘‘You look very nice tonight, Caroline,’ Mr. Thomas said, smiling at her across the table, completely ignoring his own bill of fare.’
    • ‘The bill of fare is advertised as ‘ethnic vegetarian cooking ‘but I spy some flesh creeping into this season's entrees.’’
    • ‘A similar story, perhaps apochryphal, is told about a prominent QC who breezed into the bar demanding the bill of fare and was promptly led out into the street, whereupon he was asked by Ross to read the pub sign.’
    1. 1.1A programme for a theatrical event.
      • ‘In his online history of vaudeville, John Kenrick describes the typical bill of fare at major houses.’
      • ‘Let him stay home even when Romeo and Juliet is the bill of fare, pocket the costs of tickets, parking, gas, etc., unplug the phone, pick up a volume of Shakespeare, and simply read the play out loud.’
      • ‘With a bill of fare that includes comedies and dramas from some of the world's best known playwrights, there's bound to be something for everyone to savor in this fast paced evening of contemporary theatrical delights.’
      • ‘The theater. .. played the role that movies played in the first half of the twentieth: it was a kaleidoscopic, democratic institution presenting a widely varying bill of fare to all classes and socioeconomic groups. ..’
      • ‘On a bill of fare featuring Aaron Copeland and Charles Ives will be the premiere of a new work by faculty member Paul Goldstaub.’

Pronunciation:

bill of fare

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