Food - Drink
The Fine Dining Menu Rule You Probably Didn’t Know About
By MICHELLE WELSCH
Fine dining can be intimidating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Brush up on your table manners — like which fork to use with each course — avoid placing your elbows on the table, and add this one simple etiquette rule to your repertoire to feel more at-home in any fine dining situation.
According to Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette, aside from sitting up straight, maintaining eye contact, and speaking clearly, fine diners should look at their menus properly. Meier says that “the menu should always be touching the table in one place,” and never be lifted off the table or held in front of your face.
Also, when you bring guests to a fine dining establishment, your guests should set the pace for the evening. After your guests have ordered, you should mirror the number and types of courses that they chose, so everyone eats at the same time and no one is left out during a course.