How to Set a Dinner Table
Our daily activities include setting up and removing tableware. But how many times do we pay attention to table setting? The tiredness of the day, the hustle and the different responsibilities make a situation we don't care about. The presentation is as important as preparing delicious food. There are a few things to look out for in all formal or informal dinner tables. Your presentation should be as good as your meals.
The first thing you should pay attention to when preparing a table is the selection of tablecloths. The harmony of the table begins with tablecloths. Tablecloths and napkins should be compatible with each other, napkins should be prepared carefully and folded. The dimensions of the tablecloth should be proportional to the table. Forks, knives, and plates should all be compatible. If different decorations such as an arrangement made of fresh flowers or candles are to be used, make sure that the harmony on the table does not deteriorate. The plates you place on the table give tips on the dishes you will serve. If soup is to be served, soup bowl must be placed on the table. If there is no soup in the menu, a plate of hors d'oeuvres should be placed on the table.
The fork, spoon and knife are placed according to their intended use, starting from the outside and inward. The knife and spoon are placed on the right side and the fork on the left side. The spoon should be positioned outside the knife.
Dessert fork and spoon is placed on top of the plate. The fork should ne near the plate and the spoon should be near it.
The bread plate should be in the upper left corner of the serving plate. The butter knife is placed on the bread plate.
Napkins are placed on the left of the forks for unofficial meals and in the serving plate for official meals.
Glasses of water, alcohol and soft drinks should be on the right side of the plate. Cups are placed in the upper corner.
We wish you pleasant conversations at wonderful dinner tables.