A cheatsheet with the principles of savoir vivre, with it you’ll never be embarrassed in a restaurant!

Everyone knows facts like that in our culture you shouldn’t talk with your mouth full, lick the plate or slurp (although in Japan it’s seen as appreciation of the food). But it’s worth remember a few basic rules of savoir vivre, to feel more confident at a gala dinner or banquet.

Good manners are something that show our upbringing, so if you didn’t learn the right examples in childhood, then it’s worth working on this now.

1.Set the cutlery in any of these ways to send the waiter the following message:


2. This is how an informal way of setting the table looks like.

3. Here’s the formal version.