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Fine Dining Etiquette : Why you need 3 forks and what are they for

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Have you ever watched films with scenes showing how royal families dine and asked yourself, “Why do they have to use so many different types of cutlery?”. Well, here you will find out what they are all for! Plus, maybe you can show off a little the next time you dine at a fancy fine dining restaurant.

TABLE SETTINGS AND THE TYPES OF CUTLERY

Credit : The University of Kansas

Some may say, why so many? I don’t need 3 forks just for a meal! Yes we know, it can be a little overwhelming if you are not familiar with this. Referring to the image you will see, what each cutlery functions are and what dish it’s for. In case you are wondering, the general rule is to start on the outside and work your way in.

On a brighter note, what you see in the image above is a full table setting and it might differ from a restaurant’s table setting.

Credit : enfin by James Won

Here’s a sample of a table setting from enfin by James Won. Typically, restaurant will keep the table setting at a minimal or based on dishes served to ensure customer a comfortable dining experience. So, there’s no need to be intimidated, just dine and enjoy the meal!

HOW TO USE YOUR CUTLERY TO COMMUNICATE. REALLY?

Now that you know what all the types of cutlery is about, it’s time to find out what to do with them after you have finished your meal. Here you can see that placing your cutlery in a certain way actually means something. However, the question is, does it even matter or is it just for fun!?

 

Of course, you can try these out as it’s no harm being a classy monsieur or madame once awhile. However, do not expect the waiters to notice this as they might overlooked the silverware on your plate. Therefore, it’s advisable that if you need some assistant, simply raise a hand and ask for the waiter’s help which is definitely faster.

 

All in all the best practice when you are done with your food is to leave your fork and knife together on the plate. It’s never a good idea to leave your silverware on the table as it will dirty the table and leave a mess. So, the next time you are going to a fine dining restaurant or event, be sure to keep these dining etiquette in mind!

Want to try a fine dining restaurant? You can do so at enfin by James Won, an international multi-award contemporary French Restaurant!

 

enfin by James Won

Location: Lot 2-05, Level 2, Menara Hap Seng 1, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

>>View menu and make a booking at enfin by James Won here.

 

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5 Best French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL

Sure, France is the romantic, fine-dining capital of the world but KL has its fair share of good Parisian-style bistros and French fine dining restaurants. Check out the 5 best French fine dining restaurants in KL!

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Set in a three-storey mansion along Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, Maison Francaise is a French fine-dining restaurant with a romantic, vintage feel. Here you will get to experience the very best of French haute cuisine through a repertoire of inventive French classics and an extensive wine list of over 150 premium wines from France.  The restaurant and its environment, exudes a cozy yet luxurious atmosphere. Moreover, the colors, the artistic accents and the architecture of the house will make you fall in love with this place and feel transported to Paris.

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Rendez-Vous is a traditional French restaurant and bar located in the heart of Bangsar, only a few steps from Telawi streets. The concept is not only to make authentic French cuisine affordable but to offer a laid-back ambience in which to truly relax and enjoy great food and drinks with family and friends. From the starter to the desserts there are a wide range of authentic and typical French dishes: cordon bleu, salmon terrine, éclairs… and so many others! Definitely one of the best places to truly discover high quality French food and ambience. In a word: Magic.

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Enfin by James Won is probably one of the most lavish places for French fine dining experience. Once you step into the restaurant you will be subjugate by the modern and luxurious environment – natural wood, warm tones, bespoke Luzerne tableware and hand-cut mirrors. But that’s not all! Here, the most famous and rarest dishes like caviar are served. Other noteworthy dishes include a brioche toast with scallops, cream cheese and strawberries; a triple caviar combo on a bed of black garlic purée and almond tofu… All those delicious savor accompanied by a wide range of high quality wine. The delight never ends!

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2OX is a Bistro and Bar, bringing French chic with classic bistro favourites and exciting wines at reasonable prices. Feel transported to a Parisian cafe, where the atmosphere is relaxed and informal and the service is warm and friendly.  Here, you can savor delicious typical dishes like pork rillettes, coq-a-vin…etc. The ingredients are carefully selected with the majority imported fresh from Europe, including a selection charcuterie and artisanal cheeses. You will also be impressed by the comfortable interior and design. A few white marbled tables with wooden chair dominate the spacious room. Not to forget those huge mural painting depicting a typical wine and dine scene in France.

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Located in Publika, Zender's Restaurant and Bar is a place where fine dine meets a classic bar. Tantalize your taste buds with French fusion cuisine and ignite your sense with a wide range of cocktails and drinks. Foie gras, duck confit, greek salad, creme brulee … it is just the beginning of a tongue tasting process of French’s best reputed dishes. The restaurant also features an alfresco balcony where you can sit and enjoy a distant view of KL's best-known towers. TABLEAPP Exclusive at Zender’s Restaurant & Bar: 15% off on total bills.

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