maitre d'

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Related to maitre d': Maître d'hôtel, maitre d'hotel

mai·tre d'

 (mā′trə dē′, mā′tər)
n. pl. mai·tre d's (dēz′) Informal
A maître d'hôtel.
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Noun1.maître d' - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customersmaitre d' - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant - someone employed to provide service in a dining room
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maître d'

[ˌmetrəˈdiː] (maîtres d' (pl)) maître d'hôtel [ˌmetrədəʊˈtel] N (maîtres d'hôtel (pl)) → maître mf
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maître d’

n (US: = head waiter) → Oberkellner m
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I WAS ticked off by the maitre d' in the last Italian restaurant I visited.
As "cheese master" for both the Picholine and Artisanal restaurants in New York City, Max works with his first food love and rightfully gives cheese the care and nurturing it deserves; in fact, he started in the industry as both a maitre d' and sommelier -- two venerable professions that lend themselves well to the appreciation of cheese's many nuances and to expertise in the graceful serving of cheese.
Eventually, they rudely called over the maitre d' and the man grunted: "I want the crab - toasted."
"I was thinking, 'This will be fun...' And the maitre d' comes back and goes, 'Mr.
A good maitre d' always has a table, or so I have been told by good maitre d's."
Clear, concise recipes from famous fettuccine Alfredo to macaroni Alberto (maitre d' Alberto Civitella's recipe with fresh tomato sauce, cream cheese, curry, and watermelon) make it a convenient reference for a taste of Italian cooking.
Once, when our toddler sat down in a restaurant and hurled the cutlery methodically across the room while wailing like a police siren, we hurriedly exited and I patted a P100 bill into the maitre d's palm.
At others, the maitre d's leap up to welcome me as a long lost friend.
Dessert was served soon after, with an array of small bites in many tasty flavors, and I left not only full, but also satiated by a wonderful experience with the restaurateurs, hoteliers and maitre d's of tomorrow.
The maitre d'follows the universal rule of maitre d's everywhere: studied nonchalance.
Jilted maitre d's tweet the names of customers who bailed on their reservations.