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Food & Drink / Restaurant Menu
|Portuguese term or phrase: couvert|
|«COUVERT incluído no espectáculo: Pão, manteiga, azeitonas, linguiça, pastéis de bacalhau e pasta de atum»|
This is part of a restaurant menu.
I thought about putting "Appetizers", but further in the text there's information about "Aperitivos", in which one can read the kind of drinks one may choose after the meal.
Thank you in advance!
A suggestion. In most restaurants a "couvert" usually includes one or more of the following: a roll, butter, quail's eggs, olives, salad, pâté. In more expensive restaurants there is usually a charge (sometimes even for just a roll) while the budget restaurants, like those which serve the famous P.F. (prato feito) will give you a roll (no butter) for free.
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in portuguese Aperitivo=Drinks
| Elcio Carillo|
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Native speaker of: Portuguese
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At bars and nightclubs, or restaurants with live entertainment, a cover charge is a flat fee for entry to defray the cost of entertainment such as live musicians, singers or a DJ, or for the use of a dance floor, pool tables, or services such as dancing lessons. In some countries, restaurants without entertainment may have a cover charge or ("couvert") for bread, butter, olives, and other accompaniments.
Note added at 20 mins (2009-02-16 19:19:30 GMT)
One thing it took a while to cotton on to is the cover charge ('couvert' in Portuguese). This applies to all places, from greasy spoons to the posh end. When you sit down you are immediately given a basket full of bread, butter and cheese (usually a small whole soft sheep's cheese), sometimes in more upmarket restaurants you are served salami, cheese spread in individual portions and pates (also in individual portions). You are then charged for this - it comes under 'couvert' in the bill. Anything between 2 and 5 euros per head. Overall we had no complaints, as the bread and cheese is excellent. A lot of Portuguese order a dry white port as an aperitif to have with the bread and cheese. I took to doing this as well and thoroughly enjoyed it.