Valentine’s Day Dining
Heading out this Valentine’s Day for dinner? Don’t forget to take these 5 valuables with you.
1/ always eat from the outside, in meaning start with the utensils on the outside and work your way in, course by course. First course utensils are in the outermost positions.
2/ as tempted as you might be to add commentary, be sure to wait until you’ve chewed and swallowed everything in your mouth. Don’t, I repeat DON’T put your hand over your mouth while talking with your mouth full.
3/ napkin always belongs on your lap. If you get up to use the powder room, set it on your chair. At the end of a meal just as you’re departing the table, place it to the left of your meal plate.
4/ know your utensil placement: when finished with a course, place utensils both on the 4 as if your plate was a clock. When taking a break, mid-course, place utensils on the 4 and on the 8.
5/ remember, the only item to eat with your fingers is your bread. Break pieces off over your plate and eat those broken pieces immediately. Don’t break it all up initially.