Tall Tales for the Table
You should never put dirty utensils back on-
to the tablecloth. It stains the cloth and ruins the look of the table. If you have used a knife for
your salad, place it on the right side of your salad plate, with the blade facing toward you. If the
server asks you to keep your knife, they may place it on the tablecloth or the bread plate. If the
server takes your knife, they will provide you with another one. Do not try to eat your main
course without a knife.
The place plate or charger is a decorative plate. One of its uses is to catch food and prevent it