Fine dining skills show taste, refinement and consideration for the host, hostess and guests. Knowing what to do when the situation arises puts everyone at ease and helps to avoid many awkward moments. Sharing this information with children, too, helps give them social confidence and an extra edge in life. Everyone likes to be around those with social grace and kindness toward others. Etiquette is not snobbish, nor just for the socially elite. The benefits extend to all ages and in all business or social situations. I will share some more tips for fine dining:
Elbows are acceptable on the table only between courses when there is no food. During dining, the wrists always rest on the table edge. Elbows are always held close to the body.
Left-handed guests may be placed at the end of the table so that they have more comfort.
Passing food is always to the right, counter-clockwise. If there is a basket of rolls, for example, in front of you, hold the basket for the person on the left and allow him to take a roll. You may take one, and then pass it on, and that person may hold it for the next.