Nick Haque talks about the dining etiquette rules you need to follow

Nick Haque talks about the dining etiquette rules you need to follow

It is not every day that you get the chance to dine out, so you might as well take advantage of it. You are hungry anyway and there is no reason to slave in the kitchen. There are quite a few outstanding places to eat from which you can choose, just so you know. Fine dining restaurants may not all be the same but they do have one thing in common: they cater to upscale clientele and provide high quality cuisine.

It is true that dining out has become more casual, yet that does not mean that you can do what you like. It is important to behave in an appropriate way. Individuals like Nick Haque do their best to offer first-class delicacies and you have to be on your best behavior. Eating out is a tricky business. Fortunately, Nick Haque will teach you how to be a polite guest. Please continue reading to learn how to master the art of dining.

Turn off your cell phone  

So, you want to experience contemporary Japanese dining. As you can imagine, you are not the only one. Lots and lots of people have a passion for Japanese cuisine, as it is incredibly delicious and so dissimilar to what they have eaten. The amount of individuals willing to dine out is impressive. It is not acceptable to ruin everybody else’s meal. In this sense, it is necessary to keep your cell phone turned off.

Mobile phones should be banned from restaurants, but they are not, regrettably. Noise ruins the hospitality. Understand that it is rude to talk on the phone or text when you are in a fine dining establishment. Others should be able to enjoy their meals. It is impossible to do that when someone is having a loud conversation. Make sure that others do not lose their appetite because of you.

Avoid talking with your mouth full

Have you ever been guilty of talking with your mouth full? If the answer is yes, you should be ashamed of yourself. Besides the fact that you can get food onto your listener’s face, it is downright rude. Wait before swallowing and say what you have to say. There is no rush. And nobody wants to see your food. Remember that you are in an exquisite place.

Know what utensils to use

Let us say that you are spending the evening at Koi. You are keen to enjoy Western flavors and booked your reservation in advance to ensure that your spot is guaranteed. However, when you get there, you realize that you do not know how to use the utensils. In this case, the chopsticks. You cannot seem to balance them on your fingers. Eating with chopsticks is not that difficult and using them incorrectly demonstrates bad manners.

Maybe you are not dining out at a restaurant that serves Japanese dishes. It does not matter. You have to become familiar with the utensils. Keep in mind that it is necessary to start from the outside and work your way to the inside. Do not use them for gesturing.

Steve Volk