WOW Dinner Etiquette Tip – Bread & Drinks

Whenever you have to go to a fancy dinner (for work or any other occasion), it can be a real non-WOW to try to figure out what’s up with all that extra dinnerware.  If you’re like me, you have often been confused over which side of the dinner plate contains your extra serving items… for example, which bread plate is yours – the one on the right or the one on the left?  And where is your drinking glass – to the upper right corner or upper left corner of the plate?  I heard the greatest tip recently for remembering which side is which for these two items.  It goes like this:

Quick Dinner Etiquette Tip

  • Think of the first letter of each of these elements:  Bread (which begins with a “b”) and Drink (which begins with a “d”).
  • Now place your forefinger and thumb together (as if making the “OK” sign) with each each hand.
  • You’ll notice that the fingers of the left hand seem to form the small English letter “b” and the fingers of the right hand seem to form the small English letter “d”.  Since the left hand forms the letter “b”, this indicates that the Bread plate is on the left side.  And since the right hand forms the letter “d”, this indicates that the Drink is on the right side.

So, there you have it – an easy (WOW!) way to remember which side contains your extra serving items!

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2 Responses to WOW Dinner Etiquette Tip – Bread & Drinks

  1. Peter Crosa says:

    That’s one I can remember. Thanks.
    pjc

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