NETWORKING, RECEPTION OR COCKTAIL HOUR.....Are you prepared?
Tray service is usually found at upscale events such as receptions, networking events and cocktail hour. Servers move around the room offering crudités (small serving of vegetables or meat that has a dipping sauce) and canapés (bite size piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping) to guests. The server will offer a cocktail napkin before presenting the selection of items on the tray. The guests should not refuse the napkin and still choose an item from the tray.
When we (my girlfriend) are dining out and sharing an appetizer, she double dips. Should I say something about it?
Yes! Yes! Yes! You should say a lot of things, not just “some” thing. Double dipping is as tacky as the person who raises the serving utensil to his nose and sniffs the food in a buffet line. Who hasn’t seen the double dipping episode of Seinfeld? That is classic etiquette 101.
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