Maitre d’Hotel (may-treh doh-tell) is a simple French garnish. When the term is applied to a dish it means that the dish is plainly cooked, the main flavouring being parsley. It may also describe a dish which is served with MAITRE D’HOTEL
BUTTER, a compound butter consisting of parsley, butter and seasoning.
In France, the term also means a head waiter in a restaurant.