Sheraton Portsmouth NH Adult Dining Etiquette

ADULTS

Be prepared and confident

Master the Art of Fine DiningAre you confident at a formal table?  Glide through the dining experience with perfect confidence as you learn from a Certified Etiquette Educator. It may be time to improve your dining skills in preparation of a special occasion or business engagement. Dine with style and grace.

  • Do I unbutton my suit jacket at the table?
  • Where should I wait for a dinner guest?
  • Pass left, pass right?
  • When should I mention my food allergy?
  • Should I ask for the check?
  • Electronics at the table?
  • Which bread plate is mine?

Knowledge of dining protocol increases confidence and enables the diner to enjoy the overall experience. The enthusiastic personality of etiquette educator, Armida Geiger presents lessons with light-hearted instruction,  all while enjoying a multi-course dinner.  Learn over 50 tips to master your manners at and away from the table.  Sure to be an enjoyable experience!

Held at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH  www.sheratonportsmouth.com

Inquire about a group reservation.
Seating limited to 12.
603-868-7156  Adelie School of Protocol
 
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DINING SAVVY  for Teens Dining Etiquette & Restaurant Protocol

Learn the finer points of table protocol while dining over a multi-course dinner at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH.   Discover the proper approach to the table, how to accept an offer to be seated and how to seat yourself. These refinements of poise and grace for males and females are very important skills to learn and practice for a successful future. Table posture, navigating a place setting, plus American and European dining styles are some of the topics covered throughout the evening experience. It’s sure to boost confidence at or away from the table!  The lessons are taught in a light, upbeat, humorous style.  To make a reservation  print and complete a registration form, mail with payment to: Adelie School of Protocol, 13 Davis Ave., Durham, NH 03824. www.adeliesop.wordpress.com 603-868-7156 Armida Geiger.

Inquire about a group reservation.

Registration requested 7 days prior to event. Location at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH. www.sheratonportsmouth.com

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Dining Protocol for Youth- “Pass the Peas, Please”ages 7-12 Learning proper table manners is a positive experience when it is taught in a light-hearted upbeat style!  Students dressed in their finery, dine over a multi-course dinner at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH. They accept the challenge of being treated as young mature males and females and receive table instructions with grace. Good table manners if used consistently become a habit and not a struggle.  It builds confidence and makes eating fun and relaxed without worrying about which fork to use and how to place the napkin.

  • Greetings, Eye Contact, Posture
  • Restaurant Protocol
  • Set a place setting
  • Napkin Protocol
  • Conversation while eating
  • Continental & American Style dining
  • General Table Manners

To make a reservation  print and complete a registration form, mail with payment to: Adelie School of Protocol, 13 Davis Ave., Durham, NH 03824. www.adeliesop.wordpress.com 603-868-7156 Armida Geiger.  Seating limited to 12.

Location at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH . www.sheratonportsmouth.com

Proud Grandparent Shares Granddaughter’s Dining Etiquette Class

To the Editor: Armida A. Geiger shares  letter received after a table etiquette class, “Pass the Peas, Please”  held  at the Governor’s Inn.

It is written by Sue Murphy of Rochester, a grandmother of a student of Adelie School of Protocol. Murphy writes, “I wanted to share the dinner experience I had with my granddaughter on  Wednesday night after her table etiquette class at The Governor’s Inn in Rochester, New Hampshire.

“She comes to my house every Wednesday for dinner, so that particular night I suggested we eat in my dining room with candles, good silver, place mats, China, etc. Oh, and wine glasses … mine for wine and hers for milk. She was very explicit about how to set the table and the order to eat the ‘two’ courses. (I am not The Governor’s Inn!) Salad first … and the salad plate had to be on a dinner plate.

“I was instructed how to properly open my napkin ‘under the table’ and that I was not to start until she, the hostess, started to eat. And I could not have a sip of my wine until she took a sip of her milk. Oh, and I was reminded that I could only have refills on the water, not the wine. (That must have been because they could only have one glass of soda?) Once we finished our salad she immediately asked me if I had any sorbet. I did not … but she reminded me that we had chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer and we could use that to ‘cleanse our pallets.’ (We did not …)

“During the main course she told me how if one didn’t care for the meal to occasionally stir and poke the food a little so the hostess would not feel bad that you might not like her meal. Good idea! When my granddaughter finished eating or she had decided she didn’t want to finish, she announced that I had to stop eating because she, the hostess, was finished. ‘When the hostess is finished, everyone else has to stop eating even if they are still hungry.’ (Not sure about that one!)

“When we rose to leave the dinner table she showed me how to crumple my napkin a little and leave it next to the dinner plate. If you are at a restaurant, leave the napkin on your seat if you have to leave to go the bathroom so the waiter knows you will be back, she informed me. “It was a memorable evening for me and I think your school of etiquette is a wonderful idea! I will continue to have our Wednesday night meals in the dining room and practice the good manners she learned. Thank you!”