Wine and dine Lifestyle in Manila: dining etiquettes PHILIPPINES Restaurant and Wine Bar discusses fine dining etiquettes

Date: December 30, 2010

Dining etiquette

There are a number of fine dining etiquette rules that are made to be broken, or so it would appear, judging by a straw poll of London’s fine dining establishments, both traditional and avant-garde. Enter any modern restaurant, nowadays, even those renowned for their top-drawer formality, and you’re just as likely to be confronted with a minimalist table setting, without a hint of cutlery in sight. Gone too, are the ornate table arrangements and the painstaking presentation.

And, if gurus of trendy table laying such as Gary Rhodes have anything to do with it, the times, they are a-changing. Table settings, according to Gary, should be kept as simple and uncluttered as possible. Apparently it’s all about creating a relaxed ambience and a sense of informality that has modern punter-appeal, where the requisite eating weapons are delivered only when the food is being served. “Supply the rest of the cutlery with each course as it comes”, he continues. Above all, create an ambience of welcoming informality.

However there are occasions when you might be expected to be au fait with formal practices so it’s a good idea to have a cursory knowledge of what passes as etiquette.

Basic Rules For Dining Etiquette :
o Don’t put your elbows on the table; in fact, unless you are cutting something that requires both hands, your idle hand should be in your lap.
o Dress for the occasion. Formal means tuxedos and ball gowns. Business lunch or dinner usually means you should wear a suit or other professional attire
o Arrive at least 10 minutes early if not otherwise specified
o Check your appearance
o Greet your host(s). Shaking hands is the usual way, particularly if it is a business function. If you are wearing a coat, ask where you can put it
Tips to Dine at Ease
o Table settings are like road maps that guide you through the courses of a meal
o Forks (except the seafood fork), are placed to the left of the plate
o Glasses are to the right of the dinner plate
o Knives and spoons are placed at the right side of the plate
o Remember the “etiquette rule”, solids to the left, liquids to the right
o During the courses of a meal you pick up the silverware pieces from the outside in, toward your plate
o Napkins are to remain on your lap until the completion of the meal
o Do compliment the host/ess on the preparation, tastiness or presentation of the meal

Are these articles useful for enhancing your wine and dine experience in the Philippines. Do they also help you with travel, leisure, vacation, dining out, nightlife and other leisure activities plans in Philippines? Yats Restaurant hopes to provide you with ample information so you can plan your trips to Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone whether you are travelling from Manila or other Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia or Korea.

Restaurant reservations in Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Pampanga Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

For comments, inquiries and reservations, email or call these numbers:
(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 ask for Ernest or Pedro.


Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.


Good restaurants in Pampanga are capable of offering a real fine dining experience to visitors from Manila and tourists from all over the world.  One of the best restaurants in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar, generally known as the best restaurant in Clark Philippines.   Gourmet dining at its best can be experienced in this popular restaurant outside of Manila.  Frequent guests favor gourmet dishes like venison, escargots and kangaroo while some prefer to enjoy a really good U.S. Angus steak with a bottle of fine vintage wine from Bordeaux or California.  After dinner, guests can relax and unwind in the wine bar of this restaurant in Clark Pampanga, enjoy a dessert wine, a glass of port with cheese for example.

Good restaurants in Pampanga offer facilities for private dining and business meetings. This makes these restaurants in Clark Pampanga convenient for tourists as well as business travelers. This is one of the best restaurants in Pampanga that serve good steaks as well as excellent seafood. Yats Restaurant and wine bar is one of the reasons why Manila residents travel to Pampanga to wine and dine in the good restaurants outside Manila. The wine selection of this restaurant is already well known as one of the best in the Philippines. Many people want to train here in this famous restaurant to become a wine sommelier in the Philippines.

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