How to Eat Smartly in Western Style Restaurant?

Knowing table manners gives you more confidence in embracing new dining experiences, whether it’s dinner at a fancy restaurant, job interviews over a meal, or a meal at a friend’s home. It is also the important thing should know the basic table manners especially when you are eating in Western Style restaurants with your partners or your boss. Our “Doemal” would like to share some useful tips for how to eat smartly in European dinner.

Different people and situations have different etiquette. When you are having the western Style dinner at a restaurant, you should not start eating until everyone is seated, served and the host picks up his or her fork.

Where to place Napkin??
When you are having your western style dinner, you will see white napkins are placing in dinner table. Keep your napkin in your lap until you are finished eating. . In more western restaurants, waiters place your napkin on your lap for you. If you must get up at any time during the meal and plan to return, place the napkin on your chair. After you are finished, place your napkin on the table to the left of your plate.

How to use Spoon, fork and knife??
In Western Style dinner, the main tools to eat food are fork and knife. To use a knife and fork   is cutting and eating your food easily with smart. In the American Style, one cuts the food by holding the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left hand. Cut a few bite size pieces of food and lay your knife across the top edge of your plate. Spoon is always held in right hand.

How to eat smartly?
For dinners where food is served at the table, the dishes should be passed in a counter- clockwise flow. Never reach across the table for anything. Instead ask that foods be passed from the person closest to the item.  Never talk when you have food in your month. Even if someone asks you a question, wait until you swallow before answering. If food is hot, wait a few minutes for it to cool off. Never blow on your food and Scoop your soup away from you. If you want to eat some bread, break your bread into bite-sized pieces and butter only one bite at a time. Keep your elbows off the table. Rest the hands you are not using in your lap. Avoid burping or making other rude sounds at the table. Never use a toothpick or dental floss at the table.

How to use different glasses on dinner table?
When you drink in western style restaurant, You need to know the correct glasses to use for beverages. There are different sized glasses each for a different beverage.  White wine is held by the stem of the glass, red wine by the bowl wine glass and glass is for water. Then a thinner and narrow glass are for champagne.

These are some useful table manner tips for western style dinner. Enjoy the western foods with smartly!.


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