Saturday, October 6, 2018

Three course dinner Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining Etiquette

Get Etiquette Outclass the Competition
Harold Almon Etiquette Coach
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin
Plan on a three-course dinner: a first course, main course, and a dessert. At a social meal, you can offer to share a dessert. At a business social meal, omit doing this.

Review the menu at each place to which you will take someone. And if you wish, know the signature dish not to be missed. If you are invited to share a meal with someone, eat a little something before you leave home.

Where allowed and appropriate, to each dessert you can add or have added cookies bought during a fundraiser such as chocolate cookies with pink M & Ms in them made and purchased in support of the cure for breast cancer (Thanks Melissa.)

You may add a few chocolate covered mint cookies, or chocolate stripped coconut cookies, acquired in support of a Scout or as part of Giving Back.

A trend has developed of omitting the first and second course. Most meals consist of a fourth and a third course: a salad and a main course. The latter practice is seen often in commercial dining rooms. There a dessert is seen and had only by the very lucky.

If you are going to share a meal with someone, eat in courses overeating in piles. At a minimum, plan on a two-part lunch: a first course and the main course, or the main course and a dessert. It takes a little extra time, allows for longer conversation, and builds in great memories.

Ah yes, and learn the most favorable parking instructions. See if the parking pass for your guest can be validated by the restaurant. The discount for the special of the day can be overshadowed by the cost of the valet.

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