The Fashion For Men – Table Manner are rules of etiquette that used while eating, and also includes the using of equipment properly. If we can show a good manners at the dinner table, it shows social quality and intellectual indirectly. Different cultures has its own rules and each family or group sets its own standards. But here are the basic table manners, that people around the world have to understand.
The Standard Ethics
1. Chewing session
Closed the mouth while eating and speak at low level. When cough or sneez, cover your mouth. Minimize the sound, so don’t make any noise when chewing your food (include soup).
How if you want to add some?
Never take the food from other guys and don’t ask. Thats rude! After finished, swallow all the food before drink your wine.
Remember not to lean your back in the chair. When you finished your meal, put the fork on the left and the knife on the right together at 5 o’clock position with a sharp part of the knife facing inwards.
Before begin the eating session, wait until the host let us take some food. Stare at other people’s eyes when eating is not a good habit. Do you know if adding some flavor after tasting the food is considered rude. Always ask for permission to the owner or the host if you want to leave the table. But, never mock or tell someone that he had a bad ethics. Read: The Rules For Gentleman Who Want To Wear A Ring
How if we get a phone call?
Please ask before you answer the phone, and apologize to them when you returns. It will be more polite than you answer the phone whispering on the table.
Except in the restaurant, do not ask to get rid of the rest of your meal unless the meal is over and never did when invited in formal event. Do not forget one thing, always say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ every time you ask for help.
1. Service plate
2. Bowl for soup
3. Bread and Butter plate + Bread Knife
4. Water glass
5. Champagne glass
6. Red wine glass
7. White wine glass
8. Small fork
9. Soup spoon
10. Dinner knife
11. Dessert spoon and cake fork
12. Dinner fork
13. Salad fork
Before appetizer are served, host usually give snack in the table like bread. You can eat this bread by hand. Appetizer can be Hot Appetizer like soup or Cold Appetizer like salad. Guys, please not blow your soup, but stir the soup slowly with soup spoon to reduce the heat. To eat salad. you can use the fork in the left hand and the knife in his right hand. Usually both stuff smaller than the main course cutlery.
2. Main dishes (Main Course)
When the main course arrived, there are generally two ways to eat the main course. The most common main dish are meat, steak or sea food. When using American-style, cut the meat first before you eat using a fork with your right hand. Its different with European style, they usually cut with a knife in the right hand and eat with the fork in the left hand.
3. Cover dish (Dessert)
After eating the main course, it’s time to enjoy the dessert. Its usually sweet cake or cold drinks, such as cocktails, ice cream or juice. Do not eat dessert immediately after you finish the main meal. Give time to your stomach.