For my bf's birthday, I'd like to start off with a standard champagne toast. Do I request the glasses of champagne when the waiter first comes to our table/gives us our menus, so that once we place our orders for food/wine and take the menus away, they can subsequently bring us the champagne to drink while we wait for our first course/first glasses of wine? Or is that too hasty, and should I just wait to request the champagne at the same time that we order everything else?
I know I sound a little compulsive but I rarely ever am "in charge" when fine dining, and I unfortunately never paid much attention to these little details to rely on my past experiences! I would just like everything to go as smoothly and timely as possible!
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