Definition of bill of fare in English:

bill of fare

noun

dated
  • 1A menu.

    • ‘Although the bill of fare is chalked up behind the servery, menus are available to enable leisurely contemplation before selection.’
    • ‘Around the room, heads bobbed ever so slightly to pleasant Cuban rhythms while we turned our attention to the bill of fare.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Weeeell, OK then,’ he says, rubbing his hands together in satirical, Starvin'-Marvin glee, before refocusing on the outrageous bill of fare.’
    • ‘The bill of fare is advertised as ‘ethnic vegetarian cooking ‘but I spy some flesh creeping into this season's entrees.’’
    • ‘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 bill of fare is homely, cheap, and effortlessly stylish.’
    • ‘Laguna's Sorrento Grill is a popular haunt, one known for its bar as well as contemporary bill of fare.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘You look very nice tonight, Caroline,’ Mr. Thomas said, smiling at her across the table, completely ignoring his own bill of fare.’
    • ‘No one said you have to offer the same bill of fare at your bar as does the competition.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 dramatic bills of fare change five to six times a year, featuring different drinks per season in the center spread.’
    1. 1.1informal The selection of food available to or consumed by (a person or animal)
      ‘our bill of fare in Alaska included clams, mussels, and herring’
      • ‘The bill of fare on offer was high class with the Final of The J.P. Moran sponsored Newbridge Oaks the icing on the cake.’
      • ‘The market is almost predominantly from the locale, but people have travelled from as far away as Carrick On Shannon, Sligo and Longford to sample the delights of a highly extensive bill of fare.’
      • ‘Indeed, on the first occasion when I assisted, as General Botha's guest, at a party where this gruesome dish was the main and only item on the bill of fare, two of my fellow gourmets were so overcome that they had to leave the table.’
      • ‘Bjarne has to make a big decision in order to raise his share of the stake - that's ‘stake,’ not ‘steak’ - when a tragic accident leads to a departure from the usual bill of fare…’
      • ‘There are nine items on the Christmas lunch bill of fare.’
      • ‘And the season's greetings will, as they have before, assume we will have long forgotten they were on the bill of fare at the last feast.’
      • ‘The bill of fare (tortilla chips, burgers, steak sandwiches and chocolate sundaes) would have excited every couch potato in the country, even before they discovered that each dish was home-made by Allen's fair hand.’
      • ‘Sir Thomas Browne had remarked in the 17th century that cranes were often seen in Norfolk in hard winters and must have been more plentiful in earlier times, when they figured in bills of fare for banquets.’
      • ‘Our bill of fare included a hearty soup, roasted chicken, spare rib, potato, pastry and a beverage, all to be eaten by hand.’
      • ‘The bill of fare: Japanese seafood soup, marinated grilled chicken with roasted corn and bean salsa, pesto cream ravioli, Jasmine rice, snow peas, creamed corn and salad.’
      • ‘Snickers, Doritos, Little Debbie Snack Cakes: this was the expected bill of fare - or maybe warmed-up corn dogs if the owner fancied himself a master of haute cuisine.’
      • ‘That is the Easter Sunday bill of fare in Dr. Cullen Park and it wouldn't take a rocket scientist to fathom that followers of the purple and gold will be the better able to relish their festive eggs.’
    2. 1.2A program for a theatrical event.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘On a bill of fare featuring Aaron Copeland and Charles Ives will be the premiere of a new work by faculty member Paul Goldstaub.’
      • ‘In his online history of vaudeville, John Kenrick describes the typical bill of fare at major houses.’
      • ‘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. ..’