One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A selection of dishes of cold food in a restaurant or at a formal meal.
cold meal, self-service, smorgasbordView synonyms
- ‘While Pascal's brunch menu has most of the items you would expect, soups, Thai and western cuisine items, live cooking of pasta (with the happiest cook), it is the cold tables that attract me on Sundays at lunchtime.’
- ‘There was even a cold table with fruits and several pieces of cake.’
- ‘The Norwegian koldt bord, or cold table, is basically the same as the better known Swedish sm'arg'asbord; with selected hot dishes.’
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