21 Trends that we should not follow at a fancy restaurant
There are certain trends that are followed the fancy restaurants – Let’s discuss them in detail.
Eating out at a fancy restaurant is just as much about the experience as it is about the food. Fine dining is about a lot more than just eating great food.
It’s a culinary experience steeped in tradition and there are a lot of etiquettes involved.
A fancy restaurant with delicious cuisine and great service can all be ruined if you forget about your table manners.
We have made a list of things you shouldn’t do to avoid losing face at the dinner table.
Mind Your Manners.
Don’t sit first.
If you are invited somewhere for a dinner, it is polite to ask the host for their recommendations on where to sit.
Chewing with your mouth open and don’t speak in a loud voice.
Respect the atmosphere of the restaurant and don’t do such unethical things. Don’t make a sound while chewing and lower your voice while speaking.
Reaching for food across the table.
Food always gets passed to the right. Don’t mess up the system and start passing the dish you are holding the other way. It will throw everything off.
You may ask your neighbor to pass you the dish.
Don’t cut all the food.
Cut your food into only one or two bite-sized at a time. Avoid cutting all the food, if you do so, food will be wasted. Cut as you eat.
Don’t be rude to the waiter.
They are there to make your dinner the most enjoyable experience and they do try their best. Don’t treat the waiter like a servant.
If any of the food is not to your liking, keep in mind that this is likely not the waiter’s fault.
Don’t raise your voice.
Instead of raising your voice, try to make eye contact with the waiter to silently signal that you need something.
If you still can’t get your waiter’s attention, raise your hand in their direction.
Never come to a fancy restaurant in jeans.
Make sure you are dressed in a proper and sophisticated way. You should never come to a fancy restaurant in jeans and a T-shirt.
It’s always good to check the dress code in advance. You should know how to dress and act at a fancy restaurant.
Don’t talk about the prices.
While having a look on the menu, if you notice high prices, don’t talk about it. It’s the most pathetic and you should avoid it.
Don’t stick your pinky in the air.
While drinking, folding your three middle fingers down, holding out your thumb and pinkie, then twisting your hand around, is considered un-classy.
Utensils Say It All.
Never place your utensils on the table.
Utensils should always stay on your plate. Your knife should be on the right side of your plate and fork should be on the left side of your plate.
Place your fork and knife parallel to each other.
If you take a pause as you eat, place your fork and knife parallel to each other. You can place it in two styles:
Continental Style: Place your fork and knife on your plate near the center, slightly angled in an inverted V and with the tips of the knife and fork pointing toward each other.
American Style: Rest your knife on the top right of your plate (diagonally) with the fork nearby (tines up).
Don’t place the napkin on your chest.
For such a simple item, napkins present an unreasonable number of complications. So be sure to know your napkin etiquette.
Your napkin is the one on your left, be sure to put your napkin on your lap as soon as everyone is seated and know if you need to get up.
Never place the napkin on top of your plate.
When your meal is finished, place the napkin to the left of your plate. If you want to leave the table during your meal, place the napkin on your chair.
Don’t use your utensils at random.
Any plate to the left and above your main plate and any glass to the right is for you to use.
If you are confronted with multiple utensils and have no clue how to use them, remember a simple rule – use them from the outside in
Don’t use your personal utensils.
Some people use to carry their own personal utensils for every eating occasion. You should avoid doing this, use serving utensils.
Don’t push your plate away.
When your meal is finished, don’t push your plate away. The waiter will remove it.
Enjoy Your Evening.
Don’t get distracted by your smartphone.
We know that you are busy and important and the world is depending on your speedy response to that email, text or phone call, but please put your phone away.
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If you want to make an urgent call, excuse yourself from the table and step away, but never for longer than a couple of minutes.
Never put your smartphone on the table.
Take your phone and other belongings off from the table. Don’t take your phone out to text.
This gives a bad impact to your company that whoever you are texting is more important to you than they are.
Not arrive at the restaurant starving.
As a multi-course meal at a fancy restaurant takes a long time, so you should not arrive at the restaurant starving.
If you come to the dinner with an empty stomach, you might be starving while the rest of your company will have a nice chat and they will enjoy the atmosphere too.
Don’t host a dinner in a restaurant that you have never been to before.
If it is an important occasion, don’t risk it and make sure that the food and service are the best.
Besides, you will know what dishes to recommend to your guests if it’s a restaurant you are familiar with.
Don’t eat faster than your companions.
You should not eat faster than others, if you are fast at eating, you should lower your speed so that you can finish your meal with your companions.
Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation at a fancy restaurant? Share your stories in the comments!