recommend folding the napkin into a large triangle or rectangle, giving yourself several
clean surfaces to work with in case you soil one side. Never crumple your napkin into a
ball or wear your napkin as a bib. Whenever you leave the table in an informal setting,
you may place your neatly folded napkin to the left of your place setting. In a formal
setting or restaurant, you may place your napkin on your chair. It is important to remember not to sit on
your napkin when you return to the table. Sometimes at nice restaurants the server will pick up your napkin
while you are away and give it back to you when you return.
bread plate. You do not want to continually dip your bread knife into the community
butter dish. Breaking bread stems from many different historical and religious origins.
Breaking bread was referenced as far back as the Talmud. During Medieval times, all the
scraps from court were collected at the end of the meal and given to the poor.