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Category Archives: Dining Etiquette
As a child between the years of 1960 to 1971, once a year my Dad would take us kids to his inclusive Rotary Club Annual Holiday Luncheon. We would celebrate and eat lunch with the all the members of the … Continue reading
Few of us have role models or leaders we look up to; but today I was re-united with a former co-worker and friend and my ultimate role model. We have something unique in common we both performed the same job … Continue reading
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You are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner – and you suspect one of your Guests is intoxicated? What do you do? It is best to talk to your Guest in private Suggest calling a cab or Taxi for your intoxicated Guest … Continue reading
When do you place your napkin on your lap? Answer: Wait for the Host to unfold his napkin before unfolding yours. When do you begin eating? Answer: Guests should wait to put their napkins on their laps; until the … Continue reading
There is something sumptuous, decadent about the cocktail and the established cocktail hour. Can you remember your very first “cocktail” served to you in a restaurant when you were of…. adult legal age to drink? There is something nostalgic about … Continue reading
A wineglass should be clear, sparkling stemmed goblet the thinner the better and the more enjoyable to hold and to drink from.
The bowl of the glass should be larger than the rim, so that the bouquet of the wine can waft up to your nostrils as you drink.
Acceptable eating styles vary from continent to continent. But regardless of location, the only proper way to cut and eat one’s food is to hold the knife and fork in a relaxed, natural manner, never with a forced fists spearing … Continue reading
Simple rules to remember when you make a Toast – Stand up when you give your Toast Be Brief (5 minutes top) Be Seated Leave out the bathroom humor from your toast – it usually does not work. Never drink … Continue reading