I have heard of that style, however, I have never seen it in any etiquette book. The “crossed” position is the “rest” position for Continental-style of dining. The universal finished position is having the knife and fork parallel together with the handles on the lower right hand side of the plate. Visualize the plate as [...]
Archive for February, 2010
We all know the scenario. The glass bottle of Heinz ketchup on the restaurant table. The notorious viscosity. The embarrassment of shaking it, trying to get it to pour. The solution is to politely whack the embossed “57″ on the bottle to start the flow. Yes, you may insert your knife into the bottle to [...]
My recommendation is to train yourself to enjoy your food ketchup-less. Formal meals will entail social entertaining, business interview meals, business meals with your company, associates, etc. Do not ask for ketchup at formal meals, please.
This style of entertaining is designed for receptions, parties, and reunions where people can mix and mingle while eating lightly, drinking a beverage, and enjoying conversation. The tables of food are called hors d’oeuvre stations, and usually each one has a theme, such as vegetarian, Mexican, fruit and cheese, sliced meats with small rolls, etc. [...]