Did you know you can communicate with your waitstaff without saying a word? Here are positions for your utensils that’ll speak up for you!
Who doesn’t rub their wooden chopsticks together when they come out of their paper wrapper? Apparently in expensive Far East Asian dinning it’s considered rude. Thankfully those restaurants have the expensive chop sticks that don’t need rubbing.
Resting your chopsticks across your bowl is considered a big no no, instead place chopsticks on the chopstick rest.
Yikes, never do this! Don’t stand your chopsticks in your rice bowl, it’s considered an offering to the dead!
Avoid holding your knife like a dagger or place it back on the table once you’ve picked them up. Bad manners!
ALWAYS pass the salt and pepper together and NEVER separately.
Are you doing the dinner setting this Holiday Season? This is considered an INFORMAL setting. Geez, who knew there were even rules for being informal?
And this is what a FORMAL dining set up looks like. Notice all utensils sit on the sides of the plate and never on top..
Napkins are used for one thing only, and that’s dabbing a mouth. Never wipe your mouth with a napkin, you should always dab!
You can have up to four glasses. The top left glass is for red wine. Directly below that you will find the white wine glass. At the top right you will find a champagne glass or perhaps a smaller glass for dessert wines or port. On the bottom right is your water glass.