Student or Learner
Hi ,, Would you tell me...
How to call the dish you eat when you drink alcohol ?
Do you have any noun for this kind of food?
Should I say.. side dish?
A: Would you like a drink?
B: Let's have some wine together.
A: Ok, I will bring it but sorry I don't have side dish.
B: No, worry. I don't need that, let's Just drink wine.
"Side dish" usually refers to something you eat in addition to your main dish. English makes do with general terms like 'finger-food' [=food that you don't need cutlery to eat] for drinks that go with alcohol, or 'savouries' (as such food is never sweet). Informally, people use the word 'nibbles': 'We won't be serving a sit-down meal, but there'll be plenty of nibbles'.
English is increasingly borrowing the Spanish word tapas.