The Butlers Guide
How To Set The Formal & InformalTable
Formal Lunch Setting
Know Your Flatware Pieces
What makes up the 5 piece setting or a 4 piece setting?
A 5 piece setting is comprised of a salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, place soup spoon and a teaspoon.
A 4 piece setting would be all the above minus the soup spoon.
What are the standard serving pieces?
Table Serving Spoon
Pierced Serving Spoon
Cold Meat Serving Fork
Master Butter Knife
There are also dozens of more serving pieces available.
Holding a wine glass like a connoisseur
Hold all stemmed wine glasses (red, white, etc) towards the base of the stem between your thumb, forefinger and middle finger. You’ll find that your other fingers will just rest on the base naturally.
Why Do You Hold a Wine Glass at the Stem?
As much as this seems like a really silly thing to do, there are a couple of reasons why holding a glass by the stem has become the standard:
Social Appearance: No greasy hand prints on the bowl
Temperature: Wine stays cooler longer.