Great as an hors d'oeuvre with a glass of wine, or for supper with a big arugula salad.
This fish is excellent prepared in the same manner as finnan haddie or smoked salmon, or served raw as a hors d'oeuvre.
This is an Italian relish (hors d'oeuvre), and can be obtained in cans.
The sweetmeats or hors d'oeuvre of the older caterings for that taste are here collected together to form a pièce de résistance.
There epicurism was in the lip as well as the palate, and one had humour for a hors d'oeuvre and repartee for an entremet.
No soup had been offered and champagne was served with the hors d'oeuvre.
But, if Andre-Louis would hope to dine, he must begin by eating his pride as an hors d'oeuvre.
The menu for an informal dinner would leave out the entrée, and possibly either the hors d'oeuvre or the soup.
1714, as an adverb, "out of the ordinary," from French hors d'oeuvre, "outside the ordinary courses (of a meal)," literally "apart from the main work," from hors, variant of fors "outside" (from Latin foris; see foreign) + de "from" + oeuvre "work," from Latin opera, (see opus). Meaning "extra dish set out before a meal or between courses" attested in English from 1742.