APEBERU JUNE 28, 2012 LIMA TOPIC III THE TABLELecturers: Ing. Margarita Mondragón Mag. Gabriela Basurco Espezúa
INVITATIONS R.S.V.P. - Répondez, s’il vous plaît - Telephone: 451 XXXXFrench acronym for responding if you accept or reject aninvitation S.S.C. Se suplica contestar (Please answer) S.E. - Solo excusas (Only excuses) – Telephone: 556 XXXX P.M. - (pour mémoire = reminder ). If the invitation was made by telephone, is customary to send a card to confirm it with the initials PM Reply as soon as you receive an invitation
GUEST LIST a. Affinities: cultural, intellectual, labour b. Restrictions: dietary, religious, personal (a newly divorced couple, for example) c. Send out invitations in advance d. Make sure that everyone will come and if one fails at the last minute, you can invite a close relative e. Any other?
PREPARING THE TABLEGlasses Sitting Wine & Champagne
“Good manners TABLE MANNERS best education will open doors that the cannot.” - Clarence ThomasYou will notice that your bread plate and knife are to your left.
Main course knife Main course knifeand fork at rest and fork finished
GOOD TABLE MANNERS How to Follow British Table Manners Manners are possibly the cornerstone of British society and table manners are no exception. Most Brits strictly follow table manners, as they are rigorously scrutinized in British culture, particularly when eating out and at social events. If you are traveling to Britain, it pays to be aware of and follow British table manners or you could risk appearing rude and vulgar to the natives. eHow Culture & Society Editor
The diagram below is your guide when arranging your formal place settings: 1- Napkin 2- Salad fork 3- Dinner fork 4- Dessert fork & spoon 5- Bread and butter plate with spreader 6- Dinner plate 7- Dinner knife 8- Teaspoon 9- Soup spoon 10- Cocktail fork 11- Water glass 12- Wine glass (red wine) 13- Wine glass (white wine) 14- Coffee cup and saucer
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS AT TABLEDo unfold your napkin when host unfolds his/her napkin.Do keep elbows off the table.Do wait until your host is seated and served before eatingDon’t use profanity for any reason.Don’t talk about controversial subjects such as politicsand religion.Do turn off cell phones before meal begins.Do pass food from the left to the right.Don’t use a toothpick or apply makeup at the table.Don’t leave your spoon in your soup bowl or cup.Dont blow on your food to cool it off. If it is too hot to eat,wait.
Behaviour Sit up straight Visible hands Napkin on lap Cell phone off Eating and drinking in moderation Tobacco bannedGabriela Basurco Espezùa