If he fears singeing his taste buds, he lets his food cool gradually and undisturbed in its own bowl or on its own plate.
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A gentleman does not overstay his welcome. However, he may linger at the table after dinner, along with the other guests and his host or hostess, knowing that such moments are often the most pleasing and satisfying of the evening. A gentleman does not loosen his belt, no matter how discreetly, even after an extravagantly large meal.
In any aspect of his life, but especially at the dinner table, a gentleman does not bite off more than he can chew. When he sits down at the table, a gentleman surveys the equipment set before him, just as a mechanic checks over the tools needed to repair an automobile or a doctor makes sure he is equipped with all the instruments to be used in surgery. Of course, using the wrong fork for the salad or reaching for the incorrect water glass is not as disastrous as selecting the wrong scalpel. But a gentleman realizes that not knowing his way around a dinner table can.
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Create a List. Summary A Gentleman at the Table will give any man the knowledge he needs to maneuver any dining situation - from a casual meal of fried chicken at his mom's house to a seven-course dinner at the finest restaurant in the world. How to set a table. How to pronounce more than unusual food names.
How to use obscure eating utensils. How to perform the Heimlich maneuver. How to eat more than 25 foods that are challenging to eat gracefully such as lobster, snails, fried chicken, and pasta. Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. For Scott and Paige Sims, who have inspired this book and me in many ways —B.
Table etiquette. Etiquette for men. Curtis, Bryan, — II. A gentleman does not talk with his mouth full. A gentleman makes as little noise as possible while eating. A gentleman does not chomp on ice. A gentleman does not pick his teeth at the table. A gentleman sits up straight, especially at the table.
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A gentleman keeps his elbows off the table when a meal is under way. If a gentleman finds that he has bread crumbs on his shirtfront, he brushes them off. A gentleman finds no need to apologize for bread crumbs. A gentleman does not wear his ball cap or any other headgear at the table. If a gentleman is asked to pass the salt or pepper, he passes them both. A gentleman does not leave the table without asking to be excused. When a gentleman leaves the table, he need not explain his reason for asking to be excused.
A gentleman does not lean back in his chair. A gentleman tries his best not to belch or burp at the table.
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A gentleman never blows his nose at the table. A gentleman does not wolf down his food.
A gentleman does not slurp his soup. A gentleman never argues with a server, at a restaurant or at a private party. Whether he is an invited guest or the host of a restaurant party, a gentleman shows up on time. Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
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