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Rules of etiquette formal dining

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

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