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Culture and Entertainment - Eating Out


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Inviting clients to dinner, making and receiving recommendations, paying, thanking and organizing a follow-up.

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Culture and Entertainment - Eating Out

  1. 1. 1 Inviting Why don’t we finish this over lunch? How about finishing this over dinner? Would you like to have dinner this evening? Are you free for dinner? Thank you, that would be a pleasure. I’d like to but unfortunately….. We could finish discussing this at dinner?
  2. 2. 2 Recommending what to eat Can I recommend something? Would you like to try a typical dish from here? The xxxxxxx is fantastic here. The xxxxxxx is the specialty of the house. If you like meat, you may like the xxxxx. If you like fish, you may like the xxxxx. If you are vegetarian you should try the xxxxx. You've got to try the xxxxxxxxxx. We can ask the waiter for a recommendation.
  3. 3. 3 Expressing Preference Would you prefer xxxx or xxxx? Would you prefer the xxxx or the xxx? I prefer red wine more than white wine. I prefer fish to meat. I think I would prefer the xx instead of the xx. I like/love/adore xxxxxx. I prefer a vegetable dish more than anything else.
  4. 4. 4 Ordering Could we start with something to drink? Could we have a minute (to look at the menu)? How is the xxxxx prepared? Could I/we have the xxxxx. I/we would like the xxxx. We'd like to order the xxxxxxx. Could I/we get the xxxxx.
  5. 5. 5 Commenting On the Food The food is delicious. The xxxxx is delicious. This is really spicy. This is a bit bland. This melts in your mouth. This tastes like…. This is incredible.
  6. 6. 6 What’s in it? Are you allergic to anything? What's in this dish? What's in the xxxxx? What's the xxxxx made of? How is it made? Is it a local dish? What does it consist of?
  7. 7. 7 Clarifying Sorry, I didn’t hear what you said. I’m sorry, could you say that again? Could you say that one more time? That’s right but... I would like it rare. Just in case you didn’t hear me…. Just in case you didn’t hear me, mine’s decaf. That’s right but… mine’s without xxxxx.
  8. 8. 8 Getting more Could we get another bottle of wine? Excuse me, could we get more bread? Sorry, could I get this more well done? Sorry, but could you cook this a bit more? Would you like coffee and dessert?
  9. 9. 9 Asking for the bill Could we get the check please? Could we get the bill please? Could you bring the bill/check please? The bill/check please? We’re ready to pay, thank you. Do you accept Visa/American Express? It’s all set (meaning the change is the tip).
  10. 10. 10 Offering to Pay I’ll get this. Please, let me get this. Oh, let me. If it’s ok, I’d like to pay. This one is on me. It’s my treat.
  11. 11. 11 Insisting On Paying Please, I insist. No no, I insist. I wouldn’t think of letting you pay. I wouldn’t think of it. It’s out of the question You can get the next one.
  12. 12. 12 Getting a Second Opportunity Would you like to have an after dinner drink? Would you like to have a night cap? Would you be interested in playing golf tomorrow? Would you like to see a show while you’re in town? Are you interested in seeing anything in particular? Why don’t we go to the ……………… Let’s get together tomorrow and …… Why don’t you come back next month and …..
  13. 13. 13 Thanking Thank you, that was fantastic. Thank you, that was really enjoyable. That was incredible, thank you. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you, we’ll have to do this again. Thank you for your hospitality. This was great. We have to do it again.
  14. 14. Inviting Recommending What to eat Expressing Preference Ordering Commenting on the Food What’s In It? Clarifying Getting More Asking for the Bill Offering to Pay Insisting on Paying Getting a Second Opportunity Thanking Anything Missing………………..... ………………………………….? Worksheet – See if you can fill in each block with phrases that makes sense. See if you coincide with the slides. 14
  15. 15. The Broken Tea Cup Drinks • Red Wine • White Wine • Rosé Wine • Beer • Water • Coffee • Tea • Milk • Orange Juice Appetizers • Shrimp Cocktail • Steak Tips • The Broken Appetizer • Asian Roll • Chicken Strips in shredded coconut • Scallop in Garlic Sauce • Spinach dip Main Dish • Hake with a pesto and almond sauce • Salmon with a Wasabi Hollandaise Sauce • Fillet Mignon -Butterfly Cut • Cordon Bleu • Mushroom Pasta in Homemade tomato sauce • Stuffed Egg Plant • Vegetable Curry Dessert • Apple pie a la mode • Chocolate Cake • Mud pie • The broken Cake • Green tea Ice-cream *Your server will let you know about Our Daily Specials. Sides dishes: Rice, Pasta, Garden Salad , Seasonal Vegetables (ask your server what’s in season). Please be courteous to your fellow diners. No cell phone use in the dining room. A 15% Gratuity is charge to all parties of 6 or more people. Role play host and guest and decide on what to eat before the waiter comes back. Your teacher or another student can take the role of the waiter/waitress and you can practice ordering. 15