three course meal

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  • Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    In Britain, a 3 course meal could be
    starter/soup,
    main course,
    dessert/pudding.

    An important difference between BE and AE is that
    in the US, the entree is the main course.

    In France, Britain, Australia, &c an entree is a small course served after the soup and before the main course.
    Some restaurants will offer a choice of fish or meat entree.
    Some really grand dinners will serve soup, fish, entree, main course, dessert.

    Many restaurants will offer the same dish as either an entree size (smaller size) or main course size (full size).
    This would make no sense at all to an American.
     

    cirrus

    Senior Member
    UK English
    So now maybe Americans get an idea for what it's like for other native English speakers when they land in America? Sad but true: I've been reduced to speaking Spanish to get questions answered and make myself understood - my English accent blew way too many texan circuits and when it came down to stuff like this life started becoming laughably complex.
     

    GenJen54

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    Brioche said:
    In France, Britain, Australia, &c an entree is a small course served after the soup and before the main course.
    In certain restaurants, mainly French restaurants, "entrée" is used to describe what most Americans know as an appetizer. In this case, their menu follows the "European" model.
     
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