closer (dish)

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ivanelmajestuoso

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Serbian
Hello, I was wondering if a dish eaten at the end of a meal can be called "closer", just like a small dish served as the first part of a meal is called "starter". I am not referring to desserts, as they are always sweet, just the last dish we eat, whether it's sweet or savory.
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I've never encountered "closer" in AE.
    Moreover, we (U.S.) normally don't have anything other than dessert after a main course.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    I've never seen 'closer' used like that, for dishes. It is used for some other closing things: the final part of an entertainment, for example.
     

    Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    ...Moreover, we (U.S.) normally don't have anything other than dessert after a main course.
    What, not even cheese and crackers?

    This is called the savoury course in English. In the past it might have been welsh rabbit (= cheese on toast), angels on horseback (= grilled oysters with bacon) or the like, but is nowadays only found at large banquets.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I think we've had enough arguments over the word "savory." Let's not go there.
    Those are all things we would eat before dinner - appetizers.
     
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