Come dine with me

With the Merrion Hotel holding etiquette classes for young executives, Ros Drinkwater encourages more regular use of the dining room

5th November, 2017
The large 18th-century Chinese punch bowl

There is much to be said for the informality of 21st-century living, but the news that the Merrion Hotel is holding etiquette classes for young executives is surprising. Apparently, they find themselves all at sea when faced with a formal table setting, and are thus ill-equipped to entertain important clients at posh restaurants.

As a less expensive option, I’d recommend an instructive little book, Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers, available online. Far from being pointless...

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