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How long should dinner guests have to wait for dessert and coffee after they finish their meal?

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How long should dinner guests have to wait for dessert and coffee after they finish their meal?

john333 | Jun 19, 2011 11:36 AM

I've been to a couple of different people's house for dinner with a gathering of people and in both cases when we finished the meal instead of having the dessert and coffee right away we had to wait at least an hour in the living room while the hosts tidied up in the kitchen and dining room and then go back to the dining room table for the dessert and coffee.

Is this the usual custom? I was surpised at having to wait so long. I personally would prefer to have the dessert and coffee served to me while I am still seated at the dinner table (that is, right after finishing the meal).

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