plat du jour


plural plats du jour ˌplä-də-ˈzhu̇r How to pronounce plat du jour (audio)
: a dish that is featured by a restaurant on a particular day

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It is followed by two of the Bastille Day specials: tartine aux tomates, an open-face baguette with chèvre and summer tomatoes ($15.00), and the Dover sole meunière ($54.00), which also happens to be the typical Thursday plat du jour. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 12 Aug. 2022 Feast on the plat du jour during lunch and charcuterie boards for dinner while sampling bottles of poulsard. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Most evenings, any entertainment that isn’t associated with news is my go-to plat du jour. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 So, for this writer, the plat du jour of the Double Concerto is its second movement, the andante. Lauren Warnecke,, 10 Nov. 2019 There are some unassuming, excellent wine bars in the arches too—ask about the plat du jour and of course the vermouth, at Vermuteria, then move along for a glass of petit manseng and a slice of olive cake with cherry compote at The Drop. Vogue, 16 Sep. 2019 Féau, formerly at the Royce and Wally’s Santa Monica, will oversee a selection of French classics and plats du jour, including white-wine-poached mackerel, ahi tuna piperade, hanger steak with shallots, and a Grand Marnier soufflé. Hadley Tomicki,, 18 June 2019 Quarterbacks are very much the plat du jour as far this year’s free agency is concerned, with Kirk Cousins clearly the main prize. Dan Cancian, Newsweek, 13 Mar. 2018 Aside from the plat du jour, the menu never changed. Don And Petie Kladstrup, Smithsonian, 9 Feb. 2017 See More

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Word History


French, literally, plate of the day

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plat du jour was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Plat du jour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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