Pity the poor tourist faced for the first time with a French menu! Well, actually, menu means "small, fine, slender, or thin," so perhaps we'd better call it the carte du jour.
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"La Belle France et la Bete Noire,"
Word Ways: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol1/iss4/16