Hors d'Oeuvres Etiquette

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

These are light appetizers served as an extra course or a snack taken outside the main course. Depending on where and when hors d'oeuvres are served, table manners dictate that they are eaten with fingers or a fork.

Table manners for eating hors d'oeuvres with cocktails. Hors d'oeuvres served with cocktails, such as cheese and crackers, are eaten with fingers.

Table manners for eating hors d'oeuvres at the table. Hors d'oeuvres served at the table as a first course, such as melon with prosciutto, are eaten with a fork.

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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knife and fork  etiquette

Correctly holding your fork, knife, and spoon is one of the most important dining etiquette fundamentals. Read more in our table manners section to learn this dining etiquette skill! [...]

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