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Dining Tips

5 Fine Dining Tips for Everyone

Ever been to a posh hotel for your first time only to get stranded on how to use the many knives, folks, and the napkins? Well, I have been in that situation too and trust me it is the most embarrassing moment you can ever imagine. Based on my own experiences, here are some rock-solid tips that’ll make your dining outing smooth and enjoyable.

Soup and Pudding

The soup spoons are in two shapes; one is round shaped and the other one is egg shaped. Having troubles with eating your soup? Well, it is very simple. Pull your spoon away from you and start eating from the center of the bowl to the farthest edge. Do not slurp or put the 2 whole spoon into the mouth.

When eating pudding both a spoon and fork are provided, they are held in the same with the bowl of the spoon facing inwards and should be held on the right-hand side. The fork is used as a pusher only, push a small portion to your spoon and tilt the bowl slightly to turn upwards as you lift the food into your mouth.

The same rule of placing your cutlery back on the plate apply, pudding fork and spoon are often placed above the plate.

Napkins

Most of us use the napkins to wipe their mouth but that is absolutely wrong as it should be used to dab the mouth only. It should be placed on your knees unfolded unlike before when it used to be tucked into the front of the shirt or dress, in the case of an emergency you should place the napkin on your seat to show the host that you have the intentions of coming back.

Place the napkin neatly on the left side of the plate after you are finished eating

Glasses and Wine

On the upper side of your plate, you can have to four glasses arranged in a square or diagonal pattern. When toasting never raises the glass to yourself or touch glasses with other guests. Never gulp your wine instead sip quietly and occasionally.

Body and Sitting

How many have ever seated in the wrong place and told to move? Well, this is the worst thing that can happen to you coz all eyes will be on you while on the other hand you are dying with embarrassment. Make sure that your hosts sit fast or wait for your hosts to sit you. When seated at the table be calm and never bore people with your annoying behavior like shaking your legs, leaning over the plate when eating and crossing your legs.

Forks and Knives

For a table well set, the forks are usually on the left side while the spoons are on the right side, if you are unsure on what to do with them you can wait and follow your host or hostesses. Always put your cutlery down on the plate after every bite

When you are finished eating the fork and the knife should be placed together vertically in the center of the plate, blade of the knife3 should always point to the center while the tines of the fork should point up. If any cutlery falls on the floo5r, do not pick it as it shall be replaced by the server.

These very simple tips will save you from having a hell of a time when invited for dinner by your hosts, or when you are in a posh hotel!

Florida Restaurants

14 Hottest Restaurants in Florida

Hottest restaurants in Florida? Hurrah!!! Florida is definitely one of the most outstanding states in the US when it comes to holidaying and vacationing. There’s no shortage of culinary prowess – and fun, food and drinks found in this place are just irresistible. Here are some of the hottest hotels in Florida.

1.      Baoli Miami

It is one of the new funky restaurants located on Collins Avenue in Miami. The chef here are creative and they use the fresh and local ingredients to come up with new Mediterranean dishes. They have a night club which is the hottest in town, the open air garden found in their spacious grounds just makes the place sexy.

2.      Buccan

Located in Palm Beach, it is a luxurious bistro hotel that offers modern and creative dishes. The Chef Clay Conley makes small dishes thus allowing dinners to take a wide variety of dishes.

3.      Buddha Sky Bar

It is located on the third floor of a building in Delray Beach and it is enclosed by a glass rooftop. Their menu FEATURES THE Asian dishes.

4.      Fly Bar and Restaurant

Cool music, great food, reasonable prices and all lots of unlimited services that favor your pockets lie here.

5.      Grille One Sixteen

Located in South Tampa, it has a large space with Cosmopolitan décor Juicy steaks and fresh fish are among the local irresistible ingredients found here.

6.      Juvia

Being 10,000 square-foot, it is very spacious and a class dining room which features a vertical garden.  The dishes whi9ch are a mix of Japanese, Fre4nchand Peruvian are just delicious and captivating.

7.      Prato

Chef Brandon McGlamery prepares the most delicious rustic Italian dishes like Pizza, homemade meatballs, and house-cured meals

8.      Rocco’s Tacoos and Tequila Bar

Everyone wants to take food made with fresh ingredients, well, this is what you will find here. From the corn tortillas to guacamole are all prepared in the house.

9.      STK Miami

We all like having fun, who doesn’t? Here the cocktail parties are just awesome with the best DJ’s spinning the coolest music around. It is also a modern steak house and a famous chic lounge

10.  Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill

Bacon-wrapped dates and goat cheese croquettes are just a part of the dishes there. Its décor is just thrilling and summons Havana or Key West.

11.  SUSHISAMBA dromo

Ever heard of Latin and Japanese fusion dishes? Well, here is the best place to enjoy. Citrus, avocado, yellowtail and sushi are just but a few dishes found here.

12.  Wynwood Kitchen and Bar

Here you will get the best murals by Shepard Fairey, a cool feeling, and the most modern décor. All the Latin American dishes are available in their amazing electric menu

13.  Zuma Japanese Restaurant

If you want to have a better view of the exciting Miami River as you are taking your dinner then this is the perfect place to be.

14.  YOLO

The name of the hotel just says it all, here you will find lots of youth watching and listening to loud music. It is an amazing place that you will find all the modern American food.