Table manners are basically the rules that should be followed while eating, which includes the way you sit, eat, behave and also use the available utensils. Whether it's a formal business or social function, our table manners are always under critical scrutiny. While we all know better that we should not be turning up at a 'white tablecloth restaurant' in our flip flops or washed out jeans, yet very few knows the subtle difference of fine dining etiquette. But dining out doesn't have to be a frightening experience for anyone. Today we are going to share with you few fine dining etiquettes.
Making Good Use of Napkin
Place your napkin in your lap immediately upon sitting down. Unfold it while it is in your lap. While you are doing this, make sure the whole process look seamless and not cumbersome.
While dining in a restaurant is a classy affair, you should not forget that utensils play an important part there. Use the utensils on the outside of the plate first and work your way in with each new course slowly, you have to look as relaxed as you can while you are managing the utensils, you don’t want to look stressed up.
Eating Without Making Noise
Scraping a plate or loudly chewing is unpleasant to listen to and is also considered impolite. Slurping food is one of the major mistake and a sign of bad table manners.
Removing Unwanted Food from your Mouth
Remove food from the mouth in the manner in which it is put into the mouth. Food put into the mouth with a fork or spoon has to be removed with them. If you are using fingers to eat food, the pit or bone is removed with fingers.
How to Excuse Yourself
Leaving without a word is rude and is also a bad manners. Simply say "excuse me, please; I'll be right back" when you are leaving for the restroom, it’s as simple as that.
These are few restaurant etiquettes you can follow while you are busy enjoying your favorite dishes with your family, friends or colleagues. Make your lunch or dinner a pleasant affair with these few tips. We will share more restaurant etiquettes in upcoming blog. Stay tuned.
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