Author: MaryK

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Restaurant 101, Restaurant Etiquette

Restaurant 101: Maitre’ d

Maitre d’ (May-truh dee) From the French maitre d’ hotel, which means, essentially, ‘Master of the House.’ Typically this title is unisex, applying to men or women in the position, as the feminized “Mistress of the house” has, *ahem*, un-egalitarian connotations. In the restaurant, the ‘House’ has two sides; the […]

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hospitality, wine

Hospitality @ Home: Home Party Set Up with Bar

At the very least, separate the bar/ beverage area from the food area. Browsing a buffet is a different speed than dashing off a martini or pouring a glass of Chianti. Plus beverage areas involve sloshing, splashing, ice, lemon wedges, and all manner of things that you wish to keep […]