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Manners @ The Table: A Modern Guide to Dining Etiquette

Lesson 4 of 14

What to Eat

 

Manners @ The Table: A Modern Guide to Dining Etiquette

Lesson 4 of 14

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

Class Description

The place where our manners are really put to the test is at the table. Eating a meal with others is a veritable minefield of potential blunders and gaffes, so if you’re planning to dine with work colleagues, superiors or clients, it’s wise for you to be fully versed in dining etiquette.

This course covers the fundamentals of table manners, addressing everything from place settings to holding utensils, good posture to appropriate conversation. Business dinners and power lunches are where so many key decisions are made and relationships are formed. So it’s imperative that you go in ready to impress and avoid unforced errors.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Navigate a menu and wine list and order the right thing.
  • Hold utensils properly and understand the differences between American and Continental styles.
  • Deal with specific courses in the meal, from bread and butter to soup and salad.
  • Have good posture, eye contact and appropriate gesturing.
  • Handle it if you don’t like what you’ve ordered.
  • Toast your host or guest of honor.
  • End a meal properly and know when you can leave the table.

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.

Jessica Ericson
 

This class is such a simple and refreshing course. I really enjoyed what he had to say, and he gives easy to use tips and tricks through out.

Nina Piorkowski
 

Daniel Post Senning offers a succinct and easy to follow course. I highly recommend!