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What to Eat

Lesson 4 from: Manners @ The Table: A Modern Guide to Dining Etiquette

Daniel Post Senning

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Lesson Info

4. What to Eat

Lesson Info

What to Eat

deciding what toe order is one of your first jobs at the table. Fortunately, there's a message there to help you out, to tell you what's available now, if you're the host, you're going to want to give your guest a tour of the menu. Tell them if there's something in particular that you like or you know the restaurant is known for. Also give them some idea. These air your guests of where on the menu You would encourage them to go if you're planning on appetizers. If you're planning on a desert course, this is a good time to start. Toe que your guests in tow How you see the meal proceeding If your guest watch your host for cues. Now, if you have any questions about your menu, that's what your servers. Therefore, ask your server anything that you need to know. If you're a vegetarian and you want to know if the soup is prepared with a meat broth, they're the perfect person to help you figure that out. I want to encourage you to stick to that menu as much as possible. It's OK to ask for smal...

ler alterations or little changes that are gonna make of particular dish more palatable to you. But generally speaking, the menu that's presented is the food that the restaurant is prepared to serve you. So if you're the host, help your guest out. If you're a guest, watch your host for cues. Now, when you're thinking about what you don't want to over order, you don't want to order more food than you're going to be able to eat. You also wanna enjoy what you're going to try. You're feeling adventurous by all means. Try something new, enjoy something that's prepared a little differently than you're used to. If someone's hosting you, if you don't expect to be paying for the meal yourself, maybe this isn't the best time to try that very new and dangerous dish that you're not entirely sure that short going to enjoy. Otherwise, treat a meal as an opportunity treated as an experience order what you think you're gonna like. You should enjoy the meal

Ratings and Reviews

Michael Friesen

Daniel's course provides an excellent overview of the essentials of dining etiquette. The content is contemporary and reflects the more relaxed atmosphere that prevails in most dining situations today. I would definitely recommend this course to a friend looking to review the basics of dining etiquette.

Leela Biswas

Great, short class! It covers the basic strokes of table manners. I’d have liked to see more coverage of fork usage, especially with tricky foods like feathery salad greens and rice.

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