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Napkin Etiquette -- the final int'l protocol??

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Napkin Etiquette -- the final int'l protocol??

Gironde | Aug 16, 2005 11:55 PM

Seems there are two schools for where to leave one's napkin when temporarily leaving the table: on one's seat or on the table. Personally, learned it's best left on the seat (who wants to see a dirty napkin on the table?) And in the top establishments a new napkin is often set on the chair or to the left. Mid-high-end restos don't usually have enough staff to attend to everyone's napkins, and in my experience nothing is ever done with my napkin left on my seat. But then, the seat is dirty, and don't want to blot my lips with a dirty nap....

Should one leave it on one's seat, or to the left/ right of one's plate?

Thanks!!

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