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Le Mot Juste 2: Eating Out

When it comes to eating out, the right word is often one which has been brought from the French language into English usage. This quiz features French words and phrases commonly used by English diners.


Quiz ID:#28061
Fun:*** (2.7)
Difficulty:** (1.22)
Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:dalfamnestAnz******




#1   One of the following words for an eating place has NOT come into common English usage directly from French. Which is it?

#2   If you want to order courses selected from a menu, you will order _____.

#3   The phrase "_____" is sometimes used for a set menu offering a limited number of choices at a fixed price.

#4   A French phrase used to describe cooking of the highest quality is "_____".

#5   The main feature of a meal, or the chef's best creation, might be referred to as the _____.

#6   For diners who are recovering from hot summer weather, a popular lunch-time dish is sang-froid.

#7   Which of the following is a very popular food item?

#8   Which of the following is NOT normally the name of a menu item?

#9   In America the phrase "à la mode" in the name of a dessert is likely to mean it is ____.

#10   If a dish is to be served "au jus", it will be ____.

#11   A restaurant is most likely to serve hors d'oeuvres ____.

#12   If a restaurant advertises "haute cuisine", you can expect the food to be ____.





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