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Entertaining & Etiquette

Discuss all things related to proper manners and entertaining guests, including table linens, host gifts, tipping, how to behave in the grocery store, and RSVP etiquette.

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***Invitation to Lunch @ La Furia Chalaca, Thurs., 12/5***

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by Melanie Wong 16 years ago

Chowhounds are gathering for lunch at Jack London Square at La Furia Chalaca. Please join us in checking out the Peruvian specialties. Here's a picture of the arroz con pollo. Drop me an email ...

sushi etiquette

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by marie 16 years ago

So here's my challenge...I love the flavors of sushi, except I can't eat ginger and really hate wasabi. So basically, I love raw fish, seaweed, vinegared rice. But I really detest wasabi. (My hu...

Chowdown @ Mi Lindo Peru, 11/6, 7:30pm, RSVP

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by Melanie Wong 16 years ago

Please join Jen Maiser and me for a chow dinner at Mi Lindo Peru in San Francisco this Wednesday, November 6. Mi Lindo Peru specializes in traditional Peruvian cuisine. Much beloved of Limster ...

Concierge etiquette

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by Cagno-latte' 16 years ago

Is it proper to ask a concierge to secure dining reservations outside of the dates of your hotel stay? I'm planning a very special trip to Paris for the holidays and I would like to stay at a very ...

ETIQUETTE FOR TIPPING AT A SUSHI BAR

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by BEE 16 years ago

I HAVE RECENTLY DISCOVERED THAT IS IT WONDERFUL TO SIT AT THE SUSHI BAR AND WATCH THE ROLLS AND ..... BEING MADE. HOWEVER, I AM NOT SURE OF THE PROPER ETIQUETTE ON TIPPING WHEN SUSHI AND AN ENTREE...

Jamaica Station, Oakland Chowdown – Wed., 10/23, 7pm – RSVP

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by Melanie Wong 17 years ago

Come join Rochelle “Shellfood” and me for a chowish reconnoitering of jerk chicken and other Jamaican specialties this Wednesday, October 23. This is a get-together especially for those of you wh...

sushi bar etiquette?

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by Eric Krupin 17 years ago

I'm trying to settle an argument. Under what circumstances, if any, is it appropriate to initiate a conversation with someone not of your party seated next to you at a sushi bar? At one end of th...

Ugly Tipping Story

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by 9lives 17 years ago

from the Boston Herald Link: http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/eagan10152002.htm

Chinese table manners

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by Stanley Stephan 17 years ago

In a discussion on the SF board, there was a mention of instructing a chowchild in Chinese table manners. A few of the adults would be interested in meal time etiquette lessons as well. Any info...

Los Angeles grilling etiquette

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by Nhowe 17 years ago

I have a slightly odd but pressing question about grilling etiquette. My wife and I just moved here from Manhattan, where you don't need to worry about such things unless you're rich enough to have...

BYOB law and etiquette

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by Bob Jones 17 years ago

I was under the impression that if a place is not licensed, you are allowed to BYO unless the precinct has been "voted dry". While having a casual bite recently, at the "Clark's" on Belmont, former...

Tipping at Non-full Service Restaurants

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by e.d. 17 years ago

Since I've become a Chowhound and read postings from food servers, I make it a point at all full service restaurants to tip at least 20% unless food and/or service are well below par. For my area, ...

Beer Garden ChowSocial -- Open Invitation

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by Dennison 17 years ago

Just a quick invite to anyone still on the fence about whether to attend the ChowSocial at the Bohemian Beer Garden this Sunday afternoon. Chowhound at its core is about community as much as it is...

interesting website re: restaurant etiquette

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by zim 17 years ago

with the controversy over tamarind I thought the following site which i recently came across may be useful not a bulletin board or restaurant review site but abou the process of dining. Looks li...

Hostess gift?

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by Yvonne 17 years ago

I'm attending a dinner party on Saturday and need to make a good impresion on the hosts. Anyone have an idea for a food-related hostess gift? I'm thinking that wine is out because they're an elde...

Birthday etiquette

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by Andrew 17 years ago

Taking the girlfriend out for dinner for her birthday. She LOVES her birthday. I, on the other hand, am pretty low-key about birthdays, and I don't like a lot of fuss. Anyhow, I've made reservat...

Question: The Etiquette of Buying Cherries?

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by emster 17 years ago

I just stopped by one of the street fruit stands in midtown Manhattan to pick up some cherries for a snack. As I normally do when buying fruits or vegetables sold loose, I was picking out the cherr...

tipping on alcohol service

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by sue 17 years ago

I have recently heard discussion about restaurant guests not tipping on the alcohol portion of their checks. What is the origin of this practice ... and why?! It is new to me and I've been involved...

DINING ETIQUETTE!!

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by hostess with the mostess 17 years ago

Hello to all you chowhounds! - this is my first time on this website. I am a weekend hostess at a delicious and very small BYO in philly, and I've been moved to write about, yep you've guessed it...

An invitation ......

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by Evangeline 17 years ago

OK NO. Chowhounds....since you have been sooo helpful with the info on The Best Stop...... I am now planning a road trip out there to get that precious boudin and whatever else was recomended. I do...

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