from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small refrigerator, as in a hotel room, stocked with liquor and nonalcoholic beverages. Also called servibar.
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- n. A small refrigerator in a hotel room containing drinks and snacks.
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- n. sideboard with compartments for holding bottles
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Meanwhile, sensors in refrigerators alert maids when the minibar is running low on Coca-Cola.
It’s a fun, high-energy place that specializes in updated Caribbean cuisine but includes within its core a separate space, called minibar, that serves unusually inventive tapas—a cotton candy foie gras, a beet “tumbleweed”—that wouldn’t be out of place at elBulli itself.
The suites boast all the usual services (such as minibar, complimentary internet, anti-allergic floor and carpets), but the rooms are furnished differently, with outstanding pieces of the ultra-baroque sophistication.
But just now, on the train from Fribourg back home, the productive and calm silence was interrupted by an announcement where to find the restaurant in four languages, and when the "minibar" passed the upper deck of our wagon, the voice again made sure we knew.
Horizontal / vertical "minibar" controls (see screenshots).
"I had no idea what it was," Fukushima — who at the time was chef de cuisine at Jose Andres' cutting edge minibar restaurant — said of finding what turned out to be the herb known as stevia.
So he laced it with fresh mint and balanced it with tangy yogurt for a dessert at minibar.
Yes, Piers, because happiness is mainly about 24-hour room service, a minibar, uniformed doormen and valet parking ...
Soft drinks, bottled waters, and specialties coffees like cappuccino and espresso served at Barista's bar or from the room minibar were complimentary, so we never felt nickel-and-dimed.
• If your hotel room has a minibar which will be packed with junk food and alcohol, refuse the key.