September 15, 2012 by Diniquette
Here’s a quick tip for you regarding silverware.
As you know, sometimes when you go out to eat, especially if you’re having a Chef’s tasting, there will be SEVERAL pieces of silverware in front of you. I cannot tell you how many looks of panic I have received from fearful diners….here’s the thing: it’s just silverware! No one is going to die and no one is going to get pregenant….so you’re good!
Rule of thumb: always start on the outside and work you’re way in. THAT’S IT!
Now, if you ever find yourself with a piece of silverware that you have no idea how to use, here is how you handle that: normally once food is served, people dive on in. Instead of diving in, take a beat. Observe how your dinner companions are handling the questionable silverware and then you’ll know exactly what to do; (unless your companions eat like cavemen, then I would suggest asking your server…afterall, they’re the experts).
Thanks for reading.
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