1. The Soup Course 汤
Dinner usually begins with soup. The largest spoon at your place is the soupspoon. It will be beside your plate at the right-hand side.
2. The Fish Course 鱼
If there is a fish course, it will probably follow the soup. There may be a special fork for the fish. Often it is smaller.
3. Using Knife and Fork 刀叉用法
For the main or meat course, the English use the knife in the right hand to cut, keep the fork in the left hand, and bring the food to the mouth. Americans also carve the meat with the knife, then lay down the knife and taking the fork in the right hand, push it under a small piece of food and bring it to the mouth.
4. Helping Yourself and Refusing 尽情用餐与拒绝
The servant will pass the dish in at your left hand so that you can conveniently serve yourself with your right hand. But if there is something you may not like, you may quietly say: "No thank you."
5. The Salad Course 沙拉
A salad is eaten with a fork only held in the right hand with points turned up. There is usually a special one for the salad, a little smaller than the meat fork.
6. Bread and Butter 面包和黄油
Bread is taken in the fingers and laid on the side plate or the edge of the large plate. Butter is taken from the butter dish with the butter knife.
7. Leaving the Table 离席
It is impolite for a guest to leave the table during a meal. 在吃饭期间离席是不礼貌的。
8. Various rules and Suggestions 规则及建议
Sit up straight on your chair; 在座位上坐直;
Do not put much food in your mouth at a time; 不要一次放太多食物在嘴里;
Drink only when there is no food in your mouth. 喝饮品时口中不要有食物。