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Rules of etiquette  formal dining
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Rules of etiquette formal dining

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  • 1. Rules of Etiquette- Formal Dining “Manners Maketh Man” Leah Fessler Lauren Ledingham Ashley Slaboden Alex Yee
  • 2. Seating
    • Guest of honor sits on Hostess’ right
    • Men and Women should be alternately seated
    • Couples should be separated
    http://www.tcvillas.com/ambergris_cay/ambergris_cay_dining_room.jpg
  • 3. Seating (Cont.)
    • Use of Round Tables puts everyone on an equal basis
    • Social Manners: Don’t be overly familiar and garrulous. Men should seat females
    http://janeaustensworld.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/longbourn-dining.jpg
  • 4. Table Settings
    • Eat the first meal with the outermost utensil, working your way in (seafood fork is exception)
    • Shorter glass is for red wine, longer for white wine
    • Place serviette on your lap
    • When done w/ serviette, place it to the left of the plate, not on top
  • 5. Table Settings (cont.)
    • When finished, place knife and fork in the “twenty past four” position
    • For desert, break desert with spoon into pieces
    • Use a fork to push dessert into spoon
    • Fork in left, Spoon in Right
    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/dc/Table%20Manners.jpg
  • 6. In Regards to Food
    • ALWAYS pass to the right
    • Initiate the passing of rolls and condiments even if you don’t want any
    • Pass jugs, gravy boats, etc. with handle towards recipient
    • Do not reach for anything- food comes to you, not other way around
    http://rawimages.myphotoalbum.com/d/da/dar/darc/darcy/darcysaga/albums/album01/jane_at_dinner.jpg
  • 7. In Case of Emergency
    • Spill? Ask waiter/hostess for sparkling water
    • Offer to cover the costs of damages
    • If there is food in your teeth, go to the bathroom
    • Burp into napkin, say pardon me aloud
    http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/wp-content/photos/wine_spill.jpg
  • 8. Interesting Tidbits
    • Finger bowls are served after the main course and before dessert
    • Sorbet cleanses the palate
    • Served between meals
    • Only drink soup w/o utensil when it is consommé
    • Bring a gift to the dinner!
    http://www.feeltaste.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sorbet-de-framboise_h-copy.JPG
  • 9. THE END

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