Where do I put the napkin in a table setting?

Answer On One Hand: Etiquette RulesAccording to the Emily Post Institute, a napkin is put in a napkin ring and placed to the left of the forks or on the center of the dinner plate. It is also acceptable t... Read More »

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How to Fold a Cloth Napkin for a Table Setting?

Folding a cloth napkin into a pretty shape puts the finishing touch on a table setting. Some folds are simpler than others. Begin with basic shapes then try the more difficult napkin folds. You are... Read More »

Where does the napkin go in a place setting?

In a proper place setting, the napkin always goes on the left hand side, along with the fish fork, dinner fork and salad fork. The knives go on the right with the soup spoon.Source:Chef Geir's Culi... Read More »

When temporarily leaving a restaurant table, should you place your napkin on the seat or on the table?

I just checked a couple of sources on the net and the consensus is that the napkin should be loosely folded and placed beside the plate when you leave the table. Think about how clean your seat is... Read More »

Where did the formal table setting begin?

The modern formal table setting originated in Russia and was brought to France by the Russian ambassador in the 19th century. It became popular in England and America in the late 19th century, and ... Read More »