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Nov 19, 2011 09:13 PM

a bit confused

We have been seeing the term "plat ou Plat" on menus - neither Theresa (who frequently passes for French) nor I (who barely passes for human) can figure out this terminology - but I think that it is something important so....... H*E*L*P !!!!!!!!!

many thanks, hounds, for the illucidation

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  1. a 'plat' is just a dish -- the 'plat du jour' is today's special -- on a menu, the section labeled 'plat' is the section for the main dish.

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    1. re: sunshine842

      i think you're missing an element ... usually in prix fixe formule you can choose a combination of "entrée + plat ou plat + dessert" (starter+ main course or main course + dessert) at a low price or "entrée + plat + dessert" at a higher price ... sometimes you can get it plat-less too: "entrée + entrée + dessert" ... just mind your plats and q's and you will be fine

      1. re: Parnassien

        ah, yes -- I wasn't thinking of it as part of a longer chain, but with the "plat ou Plat" reference in the OP, you could be right.

        1. re: Parnassien

          many thanks for interpreting the shorthand

          Michael et Theresa