Are you leaving for a professional dinner or a date?
1. Eating with mouth wide open
Eating calmly and chewing the food with a closed mouth is the first rule of dining out. Chewing needs effort, but opening the mouth while chewing certainly ruins the experience for other people.
2. Finish the meal
When you finish the meal, always ensure that you place the cutlery either at the center of the plate or on the sides of the plate or just keep them crossed. Inform the waiter and wait.
3. Don't pick cutlery
If your spoon or fork slides off the table don't pick it up and rather request for a replacement. In fact, the same rule applies for the napkin, you can request for a new one but don't use the same one.
4. Do not place your elbow
We all have a habit of resting our elbows for a comfortable dining experience, but you will be amazed to know that this is believed to be a bad table etiquette. However, if the table is empty and there's no food served you may keep your hands or elbows. But it is best to avoid.
5. Follow the pace
Every individual eats at his or her own pace, but when you are dining with someone make sure to slow down and catch up with the pace of fellow dinners.
6. The outside to inside
Have You ever been confused about the placement of cutlery? Well, the easiest way to decode the use of cutlery is to go from outside to inside, which means you begin your meal with the cutlery placed outside first and gradually you use the rest of the cutlery depending on the meal served.
7. Place a napkin
Eating is all about good conversation and experience, but there are times when while eating the food slides off from the fork or the fork slips off from the hand, and most of the time these things end up ruining our clothes. Thus, the essential rule of dining out is to spread the napkin and then begin your dinner.