While restaurant etiquette standards have been relaxed in recent decades, fine-dining behavior is still taught in protocol schools and etiquette classes and is honored in many fine dining establishments in Europe and America.
If you’ve ever been nervous about where to put the napkin on your lap, or how to apologize for using the bathroom (first rule of the bathroom: never talk about the bathroom), you may find this article helpful. We attended a short etiquette course organized by Uber Eats with expert Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette and The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program, and we were shocked by what we learned. Meier, who trained in London with a former member of The Royal Household of the Queen and served as a consultant for Downtown Abbey, taught us some rules of etiquette that you can follow even if you plan to do something at home, serving home-delivered food. trying to pass as your creation.
In the finest places, diners have manners that not everyone knows. To avoid an awkward moment you have to know what they are. Not everyone knows that in a fine restaurant if the wine was not to the liking of the diner, he cannot return it. You should not put salt on the plate without trying it first. Or put the cell phone, wallet or keys on the table. So, to avoid having a bad time, a ranking of the most useful rules for when attending an elegant restaurant was carried out.
Simple etiquette rules at the table in Restaurant
When we go out to lunch or dinner in a restaurant, there are certain situations in which we don’t always know how to act. ‘Will this be the most appropriate? Is that another good manners? ‘. If you do not want these questions to ‘assault’ you again, pay close attention to the following tips and good ways that we present below.
Although I do not consider myself a particularly polite guy or lover of unnecessary protocols, I must confess that it bothers me a lot that the guy or girl sitting on my left gives him to eat the bread they serve me on the plate that I have on my left. I do not know if I explain. The bread that is served in restaurants is placed on our left and is OUR bread, not the type or type that we have on our left, no matter how skillful or right-handed he or she is. Have you understood now, ladies and gentlemen, young people, and ‘young people’ who sit on my left and take MY bread away?
Well, maybe it looks like I’m pissed off, and that’s not it either. It is true that I exaggerate but it is also true that there are days when you do not feel like joking because you are hungry and want YOUR bread. And the last thing you expect is that they are robbing you with a clueless or clueless face. I no longer tell you if they eat it directly in bites …
Few things remembered more about the rules of behavior at a table. So I consulted them to see if I did something similar to cutting bread for my neighbor … And I saw interesting things. I leave some of them written down (I leave aside obvious things like eating with your mouth open, talking with your mouth full, making noises when eating …). Here is a modest and simple decalogue, although there are rules to fill an entire book because this is a world, I assure you.
1. The host is the first to eat. Do not do it before or you will be fatal. Unless I ask you to start earlier. I once heard that everyone is only expected in the case of the first course and that when the second is served, if it is hot, it is attacked and no one is expected to keep it cool. But in this case, I am not quite sure.
2. The napkin, on the lap, not hanging from the neck. That it is not a bib! I ask the same sense of ridicule when you use it: it is a napkin, not a handkerchief, I don’t know if you understand me …
3. Food is not touched, and if it is touched, you keep it. Bad luck if you have chosen wrong. Having thought of it before.
4. Soups, no matter how good they are, don’t rush by tilting the plate to ‘slice’ the last drop. Oh, and no matter how hot they are, you don’t blow the plate or the spoon to cool them. You put up with a good face until the temperature allows you to avoid the number of the fakir that burns your tongue and puts on a poker face.
5. The silverware that has been put on the table is yours, so do not use it for sauces or salads that are for the rest of diners.
6. The cutlery that you use do not put them back on the tablecloth, but resting on the plate. Let’s be clean, please!
7. If you get up from the table to be away for a moment but you are going to continue eating, leave the knife and fork on the plate, one on each side of the plate. If you are finished, put them together and put them aside, preferably marking twenty past four or half-past six, just as if the cutlery were clockwise.
8. If there is something far from your reach and you need it, you ask for it but do not even think of reaching out and almost putting it on top of your table companion, who is not to blame for anything and does not have to suffer your cravings.
9. When finished, put the napkin on one of the two sides of the plate, but never, never, on top of it. It’s about being polite and looking good, and it will be easier for you to do it.
and 10. The bread, yes, the bread. Yours is the one on the left !!!
Knowing the rules of good education produces a feeling of personal well-being and makes us feel comfortable with others.