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Restaurants: Creating Worldwide Appeal and a Sense of Home

When you travel, it feels as if there are two worlds: your home and the rest of the world. When you step into a restaurant, this feeling is echoed, and it changes based on which restaurant you are in. Right around the corner from home, a restaurant may feel like you are in Thailand eating pad Thai, in America enjoying a cheese burger or in France eating snails. In other cases, you may be half way around the globe in a spot full of Aussies that makes you feel like you are back home. Hi, my name is Betina, and I love eating out and travelling. This blog looks at everything related to those concepts. It talks about the sense of home and away in restaurants. Whether you are a diner or a restaurateur, I hope you enjoy the diverse posts I include in this blog.


Restaurants: Creating Worldwide Appeal and a Sense of Home

Perfect steak house etiquette

by Melinda Lawson

A steak house is the perfect choice for a date night, or business dinner with clients. However if you are looking to impress it's important to make sure that you obey correct etiquette. Here are some common questions and answers to make sure you are eating with correct etiquette:

"Can I order the steak well done?"

Any fine dining restaurant will do what they can to cater to their diners request. However in many cases overcooking a tender and well-aged piece of meat can make it tougher than it needs to be. Many restaurants prefer you to get the full effect of eating their tender and prime cuts by choosing a shorter cooking time.

"Can I get a sauce for my steak?"

Most steakhouses are happy to provide sauces, but these are generally offered on the side so that you can apply small amounts and enjoy having some control of the saucing process. You might prefer to cut sections of the steak, and lift these to your mouth.

"Can I chew on the steak bone?"

This is quite an etiquette no-no, although the meat around a steak bone does tend to be very tasty. Save this move for a dinner out with people you already know well and don't have to worry about impressing!

"Can we share appetisers?"

Steakhouse meals tend to be bulky and filling, so it's not untoward to order a share appetiser or desert. If you are taking up a table for a significant amount of time on a Friday or Saturday night considering ordering a more pricey bottle of wine to offset your lower bill.

"Do I need to tip?"

Tipping is not compulsory in Australia, but is often well appreciated in a fine dining restaurant where you have received special service that has enhanced your dining experience. If you have had special requests, such as splitting bills or needing extra service such as cleanups to help with a larger party this can also be a good time to offer an extra tip to your waitstaff.

One of the most etiquette principles is to make sure everyone who is eating with you feels comfortable through the meal, so there is no need to point out the etiquette shortcomings of others and hopefully they'll do the same for you! A steak house can be a great place to take people you are looking to impress with a tasty and luxurious meal. Pick up the phone and make a booking now!

To learn more, contact a company like Ball & Chain Grill.