hors doeuvre


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hors d'oeuvre

(ɔr ˈdɜrv)

n., pl. hors d'oeuvre (ɔr ˈdɜrv) hors d'oeuvres (ɔr ˈdɜrvz, ˈdɜrv)
a small portion of food served as an appetizer before a meal or as a snack with cocktails.
[1705–15; < French: outside of the main course]
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This years theme is Casino Royale and will feature cocktails, passed hors doeuvres, raffles, a silent auction, music and games, including craps and blackjack.
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From miniature hors doeuvres all the way to a full dinner--we do it all.
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And that cheese and salami for hors doeuvres? I don t think so--the classic and only truly acceptable hors dbeuvre is a salted almond.
Adding wild rice or brown rice to dishes as well as serving whole wheat crackers with hors doeuvres can also ensure that there is a good amount of whole grains in your diet.
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