New Delhi: Ready to go out on a date at a fancy restaurant? Well, don’t forget that there will be crockery and you will have to follow the table manners and dining etiquettes. Making that first impression is no doubt important. So, as everything else falls in place, we bring you some table manners to follow while you go out to dine at a fancy restaurant.
Do not make unusual sounds and gestures to call the waiter for order. Whistling and shushing is a big no! When you are ready to order just call the waiter to the table with polite words or eyes gesture.
As the food arrives, always offer to serve (in case, waiter doesn’t do it) as this shows that you are being helpful. Always be cautious about not spilling the food while doing it.
Use the crockery politely and make sure you do not make a lot of sounds while slicing your food. Always keep knife to the right side of the place and fork on the left.
Eat food with your mouth closed and do not make unusual sounds as this may discomfort the friends, family or girlfriend dining with you.
Do not drool over the food and chew it properly. Always use your napkin when required.
Is any dish you want to have is far across the table, just ask the waiter to pass it on to you. You can always ask the other person on the table to do the favor. Do not try to reach out to it yourself.
Do not blow your nose or pick your teeth at the table. Always go to the washroom for such things.
Do not make sound or slurp while gulping down water or any other drink.
Try to make conversation in between the meals but do not stress over it. Check the placement of your elbow on the table while you do it. The way you place your knife and fork on the plate always say something.
If you have to leave the table to attend a call or use the washroom, always say ‘excuse me’ before getting up from the seat.