A-la-carte means to your liking.
In restaurants It is normal that you get a menu with the dishes you can order. Sometimes it is also possible to choose predefined menus. This is often when you are going to eat with a large group, you choose the menu ' large group 1 ' or ' Large Group 2 '. If you eat a-la-carte, you choose your starter, your main course and your dessert and these will then come under the individual prices on the bill (when choosing a menu it is often cheaper than the individual prices).