à la carte

views updated Jun 11 2018

à la carte / ˌä lä ˈkärt; lə/ • adj. (of a menu or restaurant) listing or serving food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal. ∎  (of food) available on such a menu.• adv. as separately priced items from a menu, not as part of a set meal: wine and good food served à la carte.

carte, à la

views updated May 23 2018

carte, à la Meal chosen from a list of foods and dishes available rather than from a set menu or meal (table d'hôte).