Dining out with friends, family or colleagues is a joyous moment, a time for celebration. Well, whether it’s a social gathering or a business call your dining etiquettes are always under surveillance— beware of any faux pas.
Now don’t get intimidated, you simply need to master the basic nuances of dining and get appreciated by one and all. Before you are ready to savor the perfect flavor, aroma and the magical spell of the dishes, get your protocols straight. The article will help broaden your perspectives on the dining etiquettes in a restaurant, ensuring a delightful experience for both—the hosts and the guests.
Bookings and Arrival
The world is now plagued by electronic gadgets; be smart, make the effort to fetch your expensive Smartphone and book a reservation. Hustling for a seat at the restaurant isn’t a gracious act. Get the specifics right—date, time, no, of guests and seat preference.
Hey! Are you super chilled out, engrossed attiring or perfectly drawing your eye-liner because the reservation is done? Not a noble conduct. If it’s a 19 hrs booking make sure your watch ticks leastwise 18:45 hours (not to mention a perfectly timed watch) when you are at the eatery’s threshold with your guests. ‘Punctuality
Pumpkins have been present in North America since 7000 B.C. and probably had their beginnings in Mexico. A member of the squash family, the name means “large melon” in Greek (pepon), which the French called pompon. It is believed that early civilizations consumed only the seeds, which were roasted before eating. The flesh of the early pumpkins was bitter and more suitable for animal feed, but the pumpkins themselves made handy vessels and bowls after they were cleaned out.
Although introduced to Europe by explorer Christopher Columbus, who brought back seeds from the Americas in the late 1400s, Europeans were slow to embrace the pumpkin for human consumption, relegating it to animal fodder and food for the lower classes, eschewed by elite. Some adventurous chefs created puddings and sweet desserts from the watery pulp, but overall, pumpkin pies were not showing up on the dining tables of French or British royalty. (After all, what did those upstarts across the pond in America know about fine cuisine, anyway?)
Native Americans were growing pumpkins long before the first settlers arrived at Plymouth Rock and introduced them to this versatile squash. Easy to grow, it soon became a staple of the early pilgrims and was used for
How would you like a nice bowl of creamy ice cream topped with pepper jelly? What? Wait! Pepper jelly on ice cream? Why, yes, as it gives you a sweet-heat treat neatly atop that cool and creamy dessert. Why go for chocolate sauce when you can try pepper jelly that comes in a vast array of flavours and gives most things a kick?
Zesty, sweet, heat–that’s what pepper jelly brings to the table, or the grill, or the frozen treats, or the finger foods, or the dips, or, well, you get the idea.
Obviously the first thoughts about how to use pepper jelly will be all the ways you use regular jelly. Toast, bagels, peanut butter sandwiches, on crackers, on Melba toast, the list goes on and on. But this condiment isn’t limited to breakfast anymore. Since it’s not a new idea, people have had the time to experiment and come up with many, many uses for the stuff and they didn’t stop at breakfast, not by a long shot!
People have been mixing it into drinks like margaritas and daiquiri’s as it kicks the flavour up a notch, giving that iced drink a hint of heat that makes it all the more
We are clearly full of beans. In the U.S. alone, we consume about 8 pounds of beans annually, per capita, and the current popularity of Mexican cuisine plays no small part. The U.S. plants about 1.6 million acres a year. Worldwide production of dry beans was over 18 million metric tons in 2016, the leading producers are Myanmar (Burma), India and Brazil.
China loves their soybeans (edamame) and mung beans, the Middle East grinds garbanzos for hummus and tahini, Mexico serves up refried pinto and black beans, Italy makes their trademark minestrone with cannellini and red kidney beans, and the U.S. favors them baked, or cajun red beans and rice. While once considered an inferior food, beans are held in high favor globally. Nothing beats a hot bowl of navy bean soup, a tasty hummus spread on pita bread, a side of baked beans with barbecue or hot dogs, a dish of buttered limas with ham, or a big spicy bowl of chili.
Domesticated beans in the Americas were found in Guitarrero Cave, an archaeological site in Peru, dating back to around the second millennium BC. For centuries, they were a staple. They could be dried and carried on ships, they lasted
Every week, my wife and I decide to take time to treat ourselves to a date night, and this can include everything from miniature golf, visiting a local museum, or trying out a new restaurant. It’s a lot of fun, and we each get a kick out of it, but for some reason, as open to new things as we are, we’ve never considered the possibility of enjoying a date night at a cinema brewery.
It would make a lot of sense. Both of us enjoy a good beer every so often, and we like watching movies. Why wouldn’t a cinema brewery make the short list of places to check out? Well, truth be told, we’re creatures of habit. Our date night environments, though different every week, are still very familiar. As such, for us, going to the movies means buying a big tub of popcorn and a massive soft drink to enjoy while watching the screen for the next two hours.
You know, the more I think about it, the more I realize that a cinema brewery is actually the answer to much more than just where my wife and I should go for dinner. For instance, when it comes to
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