Google November 2013 ~ Fine Dining In Melbourne


Before we start discussing the etiquettes necessary for Fine dining, we must know what we mean by the term Fine Dining. It is a complex art. There are a number of things that you should know before you go for fine Dining Restaurant. You have to behave like a well sophisticated person and need to be careful about every move you make, every spoon or napkin that you handle, every piece you take in your mouth. It is not very difficult to behave like a gentleman. Once you are through, it will become a habit.

When you are in formals, in front of everybody, you have to behave like a civilized person. If you do not know how to behave in a public place, you will be called as uncivilized. This could be dangerous to your image. In this article, we will discuss about the manners that you have to manage during your fine dining.

How to handle the spoon and the knife?
Spoon, knife, and forks are the basic tools of dining. They play a significant role in Fine Dining. Always hold your spoon in your right hand and the fork in your left hand. While having your food, always place the fork and the knife back on your plate. After you are done with your meal, place the fork and the knife face down and crossed over on the plate.

How to have soup?
Do not make movements while having your soup. The bowl should always remain at the same place. Dip the spoon into the soup bowl and scoop the soup moving towards the opposite end of the bowl. Do not enter the whole spoon in your mouth. Always place your lips at the edge of the spoon and drink slow. Do not make any noise while having the soup. 

How to eat properly?
Do not start eating as you get the food in your plate. Fine dining always starts after everybody gets served with their food. Do not bite larger, take small bites and chew slowly. Do not open your mouth while chewing. Do not make funny noises while eating and never let any sound come out of your mouth while eating. If you think there is something like stone or bones that you are unable to chew in your food use your forefinger and thumb to remove those tit bits.

How to behave while drinking?
Whenever a toast is raised, you should always raise your glass to join that toast. Do not drink too much while fine dining. Take a sip very slowly and behave like a gentleman. Do not ask for more; let the waiter fill your glass.

If you want to make an everlasting impression click here to read Some important tips for managing a fine dining.


If you are planning to arrange a get together at your home then go for arranging it in the backyard this time. Outdoor dining has always been a great fun. Meeting your friends in the garden area in your backyard with variety of food and wines- what all you need for a wonderful get together!

I am saying all this because I experienced this thing recently. My family was planning to have a small get together with their friends. After we decided that we are going to arrange a party the problem was where we will make arrangements to make our guests sit as our dining room is a bit small and cannot accommodate more than 10 persons at a time. So we decided to have it in the backyard this time.

Arrangements were made. A proper outdoor dining ambience was created. My kids were really excited. But the thing I was still confused with is what shall I cook for my guests? After giving it a long thought, finally I decided to prepare four dishes. My dishes were Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ice Pops, Baked Apple Pie Layer Bars, Spiced Pork and Apple Burger with Maple Dijon, Apple Tortellini Salad with traditional drinks.

With my blog I am sharing one of the above recipes with you. Try this at home. I am sure you are going to love it. Let us prepare Baked Apple Pie Layer Bars. They are yummy, healthy and something that kids like the most.

  • Sifted flour – 2 1/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • 1 cup shortening
  • Egg - 1
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Crushed corn flakes - 2/3 cup
  • Seneca Apple Sauce - 1/2 cup
  • Peeled and Sliced apples - 5 cups
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Glaze:
  • Confectioners’ sugar – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons

How to Prepare?
  • Take flour, sugar and salt and mix them together. Cut some shortening with the help of knives.
  • Put egg yolk in the measuring cup and add milk to it to make it 2/3 cups.
  • Add it to shortening mixture. Mix it properly and give the dough shapes of balls. Roll out the dough into 15 x 11 inches rectangle.
  • Move it to the baking sheet. Cover it with the corn flakes.
  • Now add apple sauce along with the apple slices and add the mixture on the top of the corn flakes.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle it over the mixture of apple.
  • Pinch the edges together.
  • Take the leftover white portion of the egg and beat it until it gets stiff and spread it on the top crust.
  • Bake it for 400 degree for 40 minutes in a hot oven.
  • Cut it into desired shapes.   
  • Combine the lemon juice with the confectioners’ sugar to make glaze.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the fresh and hot apple pie from the oven.
This is really great in taste and I am sure if you ever organize any party at your home your guests would love this dish.


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Are you planning to go out with someone special? You have to behave in a very elegant way if you want to make an everlasting impression. Good etiquettes and good manners are the two mantras for an elegant meet. Respect your guests and present yourself in a very descent way to make your dining a perfect fine dining . Some important tips for managing a fine dining:

1.Dress up in a descent way and look elegant: 
Search your wardrobe and select the most beautiful and descent dress that makes you look like a royal person. Your dressing leaves a great impact on your guest. Moreover your dressing builds your confidence. If you think you are looking good you will feel more comfortable and will be clearer with your speech.

2.Make reservations
Always make reservations before going for a lunch or a dinner party. Having a table reserved will add more stability to your fine dining process. You do not have to worry if the restaurant will have vacant seats or not. You have your table reserved. You just have to go and sit on your table. This will also leave an impression of being responsible.

3.Mind Your Manners
Manners are at the top most priority when you are planning a fine dining with someone special. Make sure that you remain polite while you are talking. For men being polite means getting up when a lady wants to move and pulling up their chair out when they return. Do not forget to place your napkin across your lap before starting your meal. Even if you are starving; behave yourself. Do not just start eating, wait and let everybody receive their food and then start with your meal.

4.Understand the order you want to place
You have to be very careful while placing the order for your food. Always order for what you have already tasted. Place order in small amount. Do not order everything in a single go. Order something that is good in taste, delicious and you are sure of.

Unless until you are an experienced wine connoisseur, do not pour in wine to the glasses. Serving wine at fine dining can be a little daunting. If you are not sure about selecting the wine, then ask the person their choice and get it served. If you do not want to ask then choose something that you are familiar with. Do not dare to try something new as this can ruin your fine dining and can leave a very bad impact to your guests.