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  1. Joshua Banks

    Joshua Banks New Member

    Apr 3, 2013
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    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    How to punctuate a menu

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Joshua Banks, Apr 3, 2013.

    I have been asked to type a menu and was wondering if there were any set punctuation rules. For Example

    For the sentence

    Grilled Hedgehog and Limes A delightful mix of grilled hedgehog and limes

    Do you Capitalise every word except of a and and?
    Do you put a full stop after limes?
    Do you put a dash between limes and a?

    I can't find any rules online so any help would be very much appreciated.
  2. SwampDog

    SwampDog Contributing Member

    Mar 5, 2013
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    Back in Blighty
    You've got choices, depending on just how you want to present the menu. All can be almost grammatically correct (often punctuation is omitted from menu items):

    Grilled Hedgehog and Limes. A delightful mix of grilled hedgehog and limes (complete with flea-baked clay.) :eek:

    Grilled Hedgehog and Limes - A delightful mix of grilled hedgehog and limes

    Grilled hedgehog with lime culis - Delightful!

    Chef's Special ~ du Hérisson à la citron (Hedgehog in lime juice)

    Have a look at online published menus from some of the best hotels in major cities. That'll give you some grammatical variety.
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    that solves the problem... some menus put the description in italics... some have the name of the dish in bold, the description in regular font...

    as suggested above, just go look at menus available online, from good restaurants...

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