Before you start your meal, take a napkin, which is designed for individual use, expand and lay on her lap. So you protect the dress or the pants from accidental drops, crumbs or splashes. After eating this towel to wipe the fingers, for lips right to use their own handkerchief.
Usually the food off your plate, take a fork, spoon, tongs or spatula. But there are also a number of foods that should be taken only by hands (biscuits, bread, fruit, pastries, citrus and sugar). It is wrong to bite off a piece of bread, right to your fingers break off small pieces. In some restaurants the bread is cut into small pieces. When serving red or black caviar put a special spatula itself on a plate, and then spread on small slices of bread. In the same way, eat butter and paste, using a special knife for spreading.
Olives eat a special coffee spoon, or a special plug. Pick up the bones with a spoon and place on a plate. Ordered oysters served open. Take the shell in your left hand and with a fork separate the shellfish, sprinkle with lemon juice and suck. Warm snacks (e.g. deviled eggs) eaten without a knife, prick the diner with a fork and put in mouth.
Together with lobsters, crayfish, crabs and shrimp are served special Cutlery – a sharp knife with a hole (with his help, break the claws), and two-pronged fork. Open the crab shell with a knife and remove meat with a fork. Also on the table is served a bowl of acidulated water for rinsing the hands, it is placed to the left of the main plate.
Large, hot and multilayer sandwiches eaten with a fork and knife. If there's a way familiar to you (i.e., holding), then contaminated hands and can drop the top layer of clothing or a tablecloth. Casseroles, puddings and other snacks from the vegetables you eat with a fork without using the knife. Spaghetti roll on a fork and quickly put it in his mouth.
Surely you used to eat poultry with your hands, but this is absolutely unacceptable in the restaurant. Filed a portion of the divide in the joints with a knife and fork, with the individual pieces will be much easier to handle. Cut the meat from the outside to the bone. Some restaurants serve chicken on the grill, wrapped in foil. In this case, it is assumed that the client will have meat with your hands. Certainly served the bowl of water where you rinse your hands after the meal.
For fish dishes there is a special fork and knife, having the form of a small narrow blade. Holding the fork in your left hand and the knife in the right, peel off the skin and then the meat from the bones. Got bones spit out on the plate, with a fork in a plate, standing on the side of the main.
Ordered the soup and eat, scooping a spoonful from, otherwise you may accidentally splash suit. Shcherbinaite as much liquid as you can convey to the mouth without spilling. Hold the spoon to his mouth wide the left edge. Not supposed to cool the soup by stirring, better wait until he cools down. Eat quietly, do not blow the spoon. Meatballs and dumplings in the soup, divide into pieces with a spoon.