Dining etiquettes• Remain standing until invited to sit down. You may be shown to a particular seat.• Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating.• Follow the lead of the hostess - she sits at the table first, starts eating first, and is the first to get up at the end of the meal.• The host gives the first toast.
Dining etiquettes• An honoured guest should return the toast later in the meal.• Women may offer a toast.• Always take a small amount at first so you can be cajoled into accepting a second helping.• Do not keep your hands in your lap during the meal; however, do not rest your elbows on the table either.• It is acceptable to leave a small amount of food on your plate.• Pick up cheese with your knife rather than your fingers.• If you do not want more wine, leave your wineglass nearly full.
Dining Prohibitions and Taboos• They do not like fast foods like Mac Donald’s.• They do not like food that is overpowering and not fresh, meaning they like simple food.
Food related to festivals• Asti’s festival of festivals.• great food and wine national event that takes place in Asti on the second Sunday of September