Your point is well taken. Even francophones can be taken in by the look-alike English word "menu". We have tried to correct the incorrect sentences on Duolingo which portray the FR "menu" as something you look at when placing your food order. That is actually "la carte". "Le menu" refers to the list of items which the chef has prepared for one of those 12-course meals. I.e., "le menu" is the chef's choice, not yours.